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What Surrounds Us, Affects Us.

We are all connected. We mostly know that. Do we also realize that who we hang with affects our moods, what we think about as valid, it shows up in our decisions, and it affects what we create? Maybe. This week, I worked with an editor to create my first post for the HBR (Harvard  More

Are you a Rebel or a Leader?

Everyone was being so agreeable. The CEO nodded, the VPs agreed, the Directors were polished in their reviews. All the content was “good,” the timelines “reasonable,” the budgets “sufficient.” We were in a meeting to review the roadmap for the company’s new product. And it had all the hallmarks of a Potemkin village. I wanted  More

Rogues, Misfits Or Heroines?

Moments define, or rather they let us redefine who we are. We are all familiar with the story of Rosa Parks and how it contributed to the civil rights movement. She refused to obey the bus driver’s order to give up her seat to make room for a white passenger. At the time, Parks was secretary  More

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We Are Always 2

To deny one’s past and only focus on aspirations is to be flighty. To only focus on what you’ve already done is to bounded by history. To neglect aspirations is to deny our ability to create. To forget our humble beginnings is to deny our heritage. We are always 2: both our past and our  More

Superheroes R Us

You have all the power you need for the task you have ahead of you! This talk takes you down the streets of Gotham in the batmobile exploring the stuff that made the dreams of Batman and Superman. Far-fetched? Not really. It is ideas that shape our journeys. And being brave enough to speak out  More

Apple’s Startup Culture

At the recent All Things D conference, Steve Jobs described Apple’s (AAPL) culture as “that of a startup.” Why? Is it because he is nostalgic, yearning to rebuild the company he founded nearly 35 years ago? Is he reflecting a passion for the innovation and entrepreneurship so often inherent in startups? Or is he saying  More