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Putting the Power of Connection to Work

Through onlyness, we celebrate that which only we can bring to a situation. And while it is the starting point of how extraordinary value gets created, it is not the complete picture. To complete the picture, we must understand also that, today, value comes from connected individuals. The most central tenant of the Social Era  More

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Oprah. Oprah. Oprah.

I’ve been trying to act oh, so nonchalant about it, but my first column appeared over at Oprah.com … It’s on the idea of personal reinvention, and specifically how do you find and claim your Onlyness. I’ll excerpt a bit here, and let you wander over to Oprah (did I say Oprah? I did!).com to  More

3 Things That Change You

3 Ways To Fuel Your Own Growth

There are 3 things that change you: travel, the people you meet, and the books you read. A few weeks back, at the Foster School of Business Innovation conference, I heard Doug Plank, a VC, say that.  To take in new ideas is to let yourself be changed. And, there’s probably as many techniques as  More

Don’t Listen to Everything

Super loved this by Ann Friedman. For all of you trying to create change in the world either as entrepreneurs or writers or simply by choosing to be kickass instead of kiss ass, you’ve already discovered haters. In Ann’s quest for understanding haters, she created The Disapproval Matrix, which I found to be so perfect,  More

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Brain Tattoo

There’s an idea I’ve held inside my brain, like some kind of brain tattoo, indelibly stamped. It’s been there for some 30-years now. It goes something like this: “You’ll feel better when it quits hurting”. I’ve applied this to all sorts of things from business to personal. It came to mind as I was scaling  More

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What is it You Love So Much You’re Willing to Fight for It

Many scoff at Larry Lessig. They say he is an optimist, out of touch with reality. But what is it that is said about the people who ultimately change the world?  “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.”- Ghandi Larry Lessig, if you don’t already know  More