Sit down, shut up and get to work.

November 24th, 2016

It’s all in the doing.
The strangest thing happened today. I was doing my obligatory “charity ride is almost upon us and I’m woefully short of my fundraising target” tweet. No sooner had I posted it when a local restaurant that I frequent picked up on it and retweeted it, calling attention to my exploits, pledging support and inviting other restos to get involved, too. I realized that I could leverage my passion for cooking and cycling to create an impromptu Movement, and in a flash I was on it, tweeting like a mad man. Within an hour I had a dozen restos, markets and foodie friendly purveyors donating prizes, retweeting my call to action and increasing my volume and spread. In other words, I had a Movement.

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One For All and All For One

August 6th, 2016

Making sure that we’re all invested in each other’s success.

Skin in the game doesn’t just apply to Hey Harry’s relationship with its clients. Every team member at Hey Harry Worldwide also has skin in the game. What that means is they earn less on a base level, but they have limitless capacity to increase their earnings. What that means is they never have to walk past a Ferrari (or a house in Tuscany, or an opportunity to build a school in Nepal), and say, “It sucks that I’ll never have the chance to have (or do) that.” It also means that they won’t be working late on weekends so they can buy management any of those things either. It’s called mutual accountability for invested team members.

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Skin In The Game

August 4th, 2016

Nothing says “I believe in this idea” more than taking a personal stake in its success. That’s how we roll.

A few weeks ago, we were having one of the many meet-and-greets that have become part of our daily schedule since we opened our doors. It was a sunny Sunday afternoon, and on this occasion we were meeting with the marketing director of the Canadian arm of an international car manufacturer. There was a pregnant pause in the air, the kind that inevitably follows when a client asks the question, “So, what do you guys think of our new ad campaign?” After a few moments of silence (we try to drag it out for maximum effect), I responded. “Let me ask you this, “ I queried. “Do you think that this is the solution your agency would have executed if their compensation was solely based on the results it achieved?” I assure you that the pause that followed was definitely not for effect.

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