GARY KAPANOWSKI: Body-language can instantly boost your confidence

In a new study, a Harvard business school professor argues that power-posing can be more effective than traditional confidence-boosting exercises, like telling yourself how great you are.  This pose is open, take up a lot of space by holding your arms and legs away from your body, i.e. the “Wonder Woman” pose.  This suggests that […]

GARY KAPANOWSKI: Which passports are the best (and worst) to have?

There is a service that advises individuals on passport citizen selection.  An index was computed with interesting results.  At the top of the list are the U.S. and the U.K., providing visa-free access to 147 countries.  This is mainly due to tourist dollars for the rest of the world.  The next group includes Germany, South […]

Gary Kapanowski: Shaolin monks to create kung fu mobile app

This brings us to the topic of “what’s old is new again”. The thousand plus year order of the Shaolin monks show how they can adopt, change, grow with the times. The article by Laura He points to the order’s determination to continue to expand and stay relevant with the times, i.e. brand management. This […]

Gary Kapanowski: War on Waste?

Lately, there has been many business reviews and discussion on the “war on waste”. The latest is a newsletter from the Las Vegas Lean Institute. Displaying the principles of war from the German general Major General Karl Von Clausewitz extends our “LEAN EYES” far beyond the work place. I thought it would be a good […]

Gary Kapanowski: War and McPeace?

It is truly fun to strive to learn something new each day. As I was watching CNBC Squawk on the Street morning business program, the round table discussion was based on modern strategy theories that hold true. One of them is the McPeace theory derived by American author Thomas Friedman in 1996.   The theory is […]

Gary Kapanowski: New Science Backed Persuasion Techniques

There is something to be said for the new techniques for persuasion communication. This article by Jessica Stillman describes some of the newer ideas in this topic. The latest studies surround the following: moderate eye contact, keep the limit to three, and uncertainty is your friend. See if this provides any updated communication tools for […]

Gary Kapanowski: The Billionaire Club

Many people are talking about the income gap between the have and the have-nots. Having real data provides meaning to the observations sited as fact by many pundits. Catey Hill from MarketWatch wrote an interesting article using real data to clarify many interesting features such as There is 1 billionaire for every 3 million people […]

Gary Kapanowski: SpaceX…The Final Frontier

Space….the final frontier…..this is the opening line for any spacecraft launch. On September 24th, the SpaceX organization successfully reached the International Space Station, delivering nearly 5,000 pounds of cargo to the orbiting lab, the fourth official resupply mission for NASA and fifth trip to station overall. In case you haven’t heard, the US space program […]

Gary Kapanowski: The Problems with Long Term Unemployment

This is a great article by MarketWatch regarding the issues involved with long term unemployment. This is unfortunately something many of us have experienced. Please review the article to obtain a better understanding of this issue and how to combat against the negative aspects of this situation. As Master Black Belts, we need to understand […]