Cube60 – Overcoming Adversity

We live in turbulent times.

Employees are being laid off.
Unions are on strike.
Big companies threaten on your little business you have run.
Your investments look like their value dropped 10+% this week.

Basically, if you are not an all-powerful god, then this cube is for you & focused on what to do in the face of adversity. Featuring TWiT 308 (around 1 hour & 42 minute mark)  & Ray Lewis on ESPN’s NFL Live.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How are you expanding your capabilities and fanbase?
  2. What was the word of encouragement that struck you the most?
  3. When was the last time you helped someone; no matter if you received payment or not, when did you make someone else’s life better?

Cube59 – Do More : Building Fans & Customers

All organizations, and most people, are looking for more fans, supporters, volunteers, employees, customers, or simply put people who like them and what them to win.

This cube draws from two sources:
Real Life Real Estate Investing, a radio show out of Cincinnati, OH, hosted by Vena Jones-Cox & released as a podcast.
Thou Shall Prosper by Rabbi Daniel Lapin

The specific episode of Real Life Real Estate Investing originally aired the 29th of June 2011 [mp3 & rss]

The clips from Thou Shall Prosper come from the timestamps of roughly 6:54:30 and 8:48:12 into the close to 18 hour audiobook full of great thoughts and information.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Are there things you do that if you could not others would be lost & you need to write more down?
  2. How are you building stuff to make your fans/supporters/volunteers/employees/customers achieve their goals?
  3. How can you better communicate with people?

Cube56 – How to Solve Complex Problems

Some problems are simple, then you have big complex problems.

Many look to solve complex problems through finding that one magic bullet to make everything sunshine & rainbows.

Tim Harford presents in a ted talk about a way to solve the most complex problems.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Is there a person, organization, government, or business that you have put too much dependence on?
  2. If you don’t have the time or resources to do all the experiments, how else could you find solutions to complex problems?
  3. Where are some examples where you have seen the “god complex”?

Cube54 – Change in Relationship

Relationships are never static.

We control fifty percent of a relationship. We influence one hundred percent of it.

~ Joyce Brothers [wiki]

This cube highlights a clip from TNT 241 looking at the changing of relationships between some media and their audience and their supporters.

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Starting Questions:

  1. What other options do your Customers, Friends, Family, or other relationships have?
  2. Can you offer more value & receive what you want in other ways then you considered before?
  3. Have you adapted due to the world around you changing?

Cube50 – How to Change

This is a very special episode, one that explains part of the reasons why StartingCube exists.

 

There are two clips inside this cube, first from the episode of EconTalk titled Don Boudreaux on Public Choice, where Russ Roberts poses the question to Don Boudreaux how he could be changing the world since Don does not vote in elections.

Second clip is from Seth Godin’s book Tribes. Seth tells a story of a process a couple uses to have dramatic change where they are.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Who do you promote?
  2. Have you found people with common goals to work with?
  3. How are you influencing others?
  4. Why?

 

If you would like help picking your next episode to listen to, try the random cube page. It’ll show you a the artwork of a few cubes at random & you can pick which to listen to next.

Cube49 – Price of Cheap : Paying Peanuts for Skyscrapers

One reply to someone saying that something is *FREE* is “at what price?”

This cube looks at the potential costs involved with going with the low bid.

Featuring  Connie and Sheila Talk Episode 60 Reinventing your & your business with Daniel Clinton, owner of DC Enterprises

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Starting Questions:

  1. What is a time you have went with the “low bid” and been disappointed?
  2. Are there items you are willing to pay for good quality, and unwilling to sacrifice quality to save a buck?
  3. Should your employees, contractors or coaches be based on price alone?

 

Cube48 – I Don’t Know : The Truth Many Will Not Say

This cube comes from July 2009, an episode of EconTalk where Russ Roberts talks with Justin Fox. This particular segment focused in on precision & how people react under stress & uncertainty.

Macroeconomics:

a branch of economics dealing with the performance, structure, behavior, and decision-making of the entire economy. This includes a national, regional, or global economy.

~ wikipedia on Macroeconomics

To learn more about John Keynes, you might want to watch the videos linked to in Cube 33 Organizations: Machine or Human.

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Are there desired results that you really cannot measure easily or completely?
  2. Do you really want answers or do you want the truth?
  3. Think of someone who tends to say “I don’t know” – what profession is that individual in?

 

Cube42 – Answer to the Ultimate Question of Life, the Universe, and Everything

You want something to be different  in the world. Your goals might be focused on a small group around you or the entire world.

Stories are a powerful way to influence the world, no matter if the reach is an industry, country, neighborhood, or person.

In Twit 284 Brian Brushwood, Leo Laporte, Gina Smith and Dwight Silverman talk about how science fiction writers predicted the future, or did they architect it …

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. Have you tried helping someone through telling a story?
  2. What story are you promoting?
  3. Have you improved your storytelling abilities? How?

Cube39 – Open Trade Solutions

Trade is a basic idea of exchanging something you want to have less for something you wish to have more. Don Boudreaux in a Cato Institute daily podcast presented Trade Deficit Delusions , but the cube today is a little more focused on two topics:

  • should you work on getting more people involved & what happens when you do
  • how Athens became a large city in a short time & what that means to our society

 

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Starting Questions:

  1. How are you getting others, either paid or not paid, to help with your cause?
  2. Have you done anything to help others build their dreams recently?