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Is Success Predictable?

So many teams fail in growth. They blame their strategy, or their tactics, or the market, or bring up some issue about product/market/timing fit was off, or that some people failed at execution and so on. The list of reasons is almost endless for any team. As often as this happens, don’t you wonder if  More

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Online is the New City

Richard Florida, the Atlantic editor recently wrote: “Cities are our greatest invention, not because of the scale of their infrastructure or their placement along key trade routes, but because they enable human beings to combine and recombine their talents and ideas in new ways. With their breadth of skills, dense social networks, and physical spaces  More

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Humanize Thru Trust

“Do you trust him/her?” The answer to that question determines a lot – whether you follow a leader, and whether others follow you. Given the centrality of this tenant to, well, everything…the question is how exactly do you build trust? I’ve been thinking about this question a lot over the years and there is one  More

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Collaborate To Save Lives

Collaboration is often used in feel-good ways rather than value-add ways. Having done a book with a theme on creating more collaboration at work, I realize now how many people use the word as a paper-over word. Meaning, when “I want them to follow me, I ask them to collaborate”. They go into it unwilling  More

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Say Something Stupid

There are only two types of people in the world: Learning Beings, and Zealots. Learners are those that recognize that they will find out what they don’t know and they’ll keep modifying their ideas, perspectives, and approaches to adapt to the change around them.  Zealots are the opposite. The word Zealot comes from the Greek  More

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Pursue Happiness

Today we celebrate the right to chase the dream. Or in the language of our forefathers, we celebrate the right to pursue of happiness. We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and  More

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