How Power Powers Ideas

A few months back, the Economist ran an article with the headline “We’ve Run Out of Ideas”. And they were 100% serious. I actually said – aloud, like a crazy person –

What Will Happen To Your Job?

Most jobs today are scoped in such a way they’ll be easily replaced by artificial intelligence. I remember being slightly nauseous when I learned that 60% of US jobs and

The Core of Onlyness

Having first introduced the idea of Onlyness in 2012, in the HBR-published book 11 Rules for Creating Value in the Social Era, I haven’t talked about it much in a

Want Change? Make Yourself Seen

Why Onlyness is the Key to Overturning Power Structures This post originally appeared on Medium. Think back, and remember the first time you were valued for yourself. Someone saw your shining capacity

Just How Powerful Are You?

When you write online, no one checks to see if you have a journalism degree before they start to read. If you experience an earthquake and want to report on

Be Your Own Hero

When I was growing up, I looked for a savior in just about everyone. There were too many fruitless visits from child protective services. There were too many police cars