Tag Archives | Innovation

Christie Smith TEDx

Why Work Could Very Well Be Killing You

A comb, a high-heeled shoe, and football tickets. These can all be tools of “covering” or passing. But, in a way you wouldn’t expect. In this informative talk: Christie Smith, regional managing director at Deloitte Consulting, spoke at TEDxBeaconStreet about the shocking number of employees who don’t share their true identity at work in order to  More

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What Does It Feel To Be Bill Murray?

In Vulture, Bill Murray answers the question of what it feels to be him: “I think if I’m gonna answer that question, because it is a hard question, I’d like to suggest that we all answer that question right now, while I’m talking. I’ll continue. Believe me, I won’t shut up. I have a microphone.  More

“Tried” Is No Longer Enough

After many sleepless nights watching and praying for the situation in Ferguson, I wrote this piece. In too many ways, it over simplifies the situation going on in Ferguson. I had no idea how much worse the situation would get and how it would captivate the national media.  And yet (I hope) this piece points  More

You can't innovate if you haven't intentionally designed for it.

To Find New Ideas, Innovate, etc.

Have you ever gone to a conference or workshop where you wondered,  “why am I here”? That turns out to be a good thing — because being exposed to a range of people and experiences is an important part of how we find new ideas, and innovate. And it is working thru the related discomfort  More

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‘Just One Thing’

Michael Bungay Stanier and I have been having fun with his new project, the Great Work MBA. In the process, I asked him about what allows any of us to do great work. You’ve now been thinking about “great work” for what, 5 years now? Time flies.  What’s the one thing you now know is  More

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The One Thing VCs Could Do To Increase Returns

If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries? That VC might not even take the meeting. By venture capitalists’ individual actions, they are limiting growth and  More