About Stephen Guise

Stephen Guise is the author of Mini Habits and the founder of Deep Existence. For more about his story, you might find this blog post interesting - it goes into the unique path of rejection (ouch!) that brought him here (where he's happy to be).

Professionalism Or Personality: Which Matters More To Your Business?

The benefits of professionalism are well known – increased perception of respectability, authority, trust, and dependability. But is there a downside to professionalism? Is it possible to be too professional? Yes. Ahem, I mean yes sir, it is possible. Professionalism is scripted behavior which at extreme levels replaces personality; it makes businesses orderly… and boring. It’s true that if you strip away the personality of a business, you’ll get a predictable result. This is appealing …

Let Me Teach You How To Innovate

Millions of companies exist. Most of them do the same things – the same things that have been done for a long time. Their fundamental business structure and practices work just fine, as they have for years. Here’s the problem: No structure, action, or process can be valued on its own accord. The concept of opportunity cost makes sure that will never be the case.