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Winnie the Pooh – business lessons

January 17, 2012

We can learn things from anywhere!

 

Researching a particular date – (those who come to BNSW events will know why!) and I find an absolute treasure trove of fantastic networking tips, hints, behaviours, approaches

From

A.A Milne – born 18/1/1882

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And

Winnie The Pooh – created 1926

 

I trust that they will make you smile – a great start for getting out there and meeting people

I’ll start with this one

 

“A quotation is a handy thing to have about, saving one the trouble of thinking for oneself. “― A.A. Milne

 

Actions

“You can’t stay in your corner of the Forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes.”
― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

 

“Whatever fortune brings, don’t be afraid of doing things” A.A. Milne

 

“When you wake up in the morning, Pooh,” said Piglet at last, “what’s the first thing you say to yourself?”

“What’s for breakfast?” said Pooh. “What do you say, Piglet?”

“I say, I wonder what’s going to happen exciting today?” said Piglet.

Pooh nodded thoughtfully. “It’s the same thing,” he said.”

A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

 

Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.― A.A. Milne

 

 

Conversations

“It is more fun to talk with someone who doesn’t use long, difficult words but rather short, easy words like “What about lunch?”  ― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

 

“If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.”  ― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

 

“Some people talk to animals. Not many listen though. That’s the problem.”  ― A.A. MilneWinnie-the-Pooh

 

“Bores can be divided into two classes; those who have their own particular subject, and those who do not need a subject.” A.A. Milne

 

Positivity

 

“Weeds are flowers, too, once you get to know them.” ― A.A. Milne

 

“It’s snowing still,” said Eeyore gloomily.
“So it is.”
“And freezing.”
“Is it?”
“Yes,” said Eeyore. “However,” he said, brightening up a little, “we haven’t had an earthquake lately.”
― A.A. Milne

 

“What day is it?”
It’s today,” squeaked Piglet.
My favorite day,” said Pooh.”
― A.A. Milne – Winnie the Pooh

 

Philosophy

“Pay attention to where you are going because without meaning you might get nowhere.” ― A.A. Milne

 

“The third-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the majority. The second-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking with the minority. The first-rate mind is only happy when it is thinking.” ― A.A. Milne

 

“’Supposing a tree fell down, Pooh, when we were underneath it?’ ‘Supposing it didn’t,’ said Pooh. After careful thought Piglet was comforted by this.” A.A. Milne

 

 

 

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