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Alain de Botton’s kinder, gentler philosophy of success

August 26th, 2009 · No Comments · Happiness, Lovely People, On Loveliness

I’ve been a fan of Alain de Botton for some time now so I was very excited to learn that he spoke at TEDGlobal in Oxford back in July. Do take a moment to watch his talk above. A couple of choice quotes: It’s perhaps easier now, than ever before, to make a good living. [...]

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Poll: Do Rural Offices Help to Make a Company Lovely?

April 6th, 2009 · No Comments · On Loveliness, Special Occasions, Updates

Need a quick win on your Monday to-do list? Get the ball rolling with another LovelyCompanies.com poll! This time we’d like to revive the age-old town vs country debate and ask whether it has any bearing on how lovely a company is. What do you think? [polldaddy poll="1518870"] Poll closes: Friday 10th April, 2pm.

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Barry Schwartz: The real crisis? We stopped being wise

February 17th, 2009 · No Comments · Ethics, On Loveliness

See also: The Paradox of Choice.

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Johnny The Bagger

December 7th, 2008 · No Comments · Lovely People, On Loveliness, Special Occasions

Here’s a heart-warming story about the value of great service. Great service comes from the heart…

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Business Experts On The Role Of Ethics In The Global Downturn

December 3rd, 2008 · No Comments · Ethics, On Loveliness

Here’s an interesting and relevant video from The Independant:

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Vote For Your Favourite Lovely Company!

November 14th, 2008 · 1 Comment · On Loveliness, Special Occasions, Updates

Today, on our nine month anniversary, we’d like to put it to you: what is your favourite lovely company? Since February 14th (Valentine’s day), we’ve written about many of the lovely things that companies have been up to. Now it’s your turn to vote on your favourite company! Once you’ve voted, spread the word far [...]

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The Paradox Of Choice

November 13th, 2008 · 2 Comments · On Loveliness

Barry Schwartz’s brilliant TED talk (embedded below) has some fascinating implications. He argues that delightful experiences are becoming scarcer as we come to expect perfection in so many aspects of our lives. He argues that the secret to happiness is to lower our expectations. Does that mean that in documenting lovely companies, I am raising [...]

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Seth on Intangibles

October 1st, 2008 · No Comments · Lovely People, On Loveliness, Special Occasions

Seth brainstorms a handful of intangible factors that could have a positive effect on the perception of your company and how you do business.  They include: participation, enthusiasm, hope and also generosity: Did you know that the movie studio bought Robert Downey Jr. a Bentley when Iron Man hit it big?

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Seth Godin: How much extra for nice?

September 24th, 2008 · No Comments · Lovely People, On Loveliness

Seth has a great post about the extra cost of being nice: check it out now!

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