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Pivot or not Pivot? Is it an either or Question?

Entrepreneurs understand that businesses pivot all the time. In fact, they see it as a requirement. In The Lean Startup, Eric Ries explains that success is rarely achieved without continuous innovation. And true innovation can only be achieved with trial and error,...

Awards Season Recognizes Inspired Storytelling

As tradition would have it, the Academy Awards have finally put to rest much of the speculation surrounding the Oscars by recognizing what its members thought were the best told stories of last year. It is now the Telly Awards' turn to do the same for the video and...

How to be Human in the Corporate World

There’s a television show called “Wife Swap,” in which one member of a family’s household (usually the wife) trades places with one member of another family’s household.  The catch is that the families are polar opposites of each other. This usually leads to both...

The Greatest Storyteller of All

The greatest storyteller of all is not who you think, but it is not a distant second either! A recent article in Scientific American discussed how memories get rewritten and stored in long term memory and how they sometimes change in the process as people focus on...

5 Videos that will Motivate You to Do almost Anything

One of our goals at Motivideos is to curate the best motivational and inspirational video content available. Be forewarned though, motivation and inspiration come in a lot of different flavors so you will probably not agree with our list completely. Some will find...

Make a new plan, Stan!

“By failing to prepare, you are preparing to fail.” -- Benjamin Franklin During the past 30 years of my career as a newspaper and magazine journalist, I have authored many thousands of articles and columns. However, you, dear reader, are currently reading my very...

3 Motivation Secrets Hidden in Plain Sight

Taking the time to meditate about your life and goals will boost your motivation in many ways. It's easy to loose track of one's self and goals during the daily hustle and bustle of life. Not surprisingly, this is usually when we loose our motivation and need a little...

6 Mistakes to Avoid when Playing Videos at Meetings

Over the years, I have witnessed managers make the same mistakes when playing videos at important meetings. Whether you buy, rent or commission custom videos, you should avoid these 6 mistakes to maximize your investment. 1.  Starting the day or the meeting with a...

Good People Succeed, Great People Fail.

“Most great people have attained their greatest success just one step beyond their greatest failure” – Napoleon Hill Many of us have read that failure is good because one cannot learn unless one makes mistakes. And many of us have learned to respect failure because...

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