TODAY! “Best Practices Are Stupid” is available

I am excited because today my 5th book, Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition, is published by Penguin.  You can watch a short video about the book.  And after you are done, you can watch even more videos on our new website, StupidPractices.com...

My New Mantra

Chris Martin created this cool graphic that is the mantra for my new book.  As you can see, it includes the url for our soon to be launched website.

Slideshow of 10 Tips from New Book

Dennis McCafferty from Baseline Magazine, created a cool slideshow that features ten of the tips from my upcoming book. Although the names of the tips were changed (maybe to protect the innocent), you will get a good sense of the content.  Click the image on the right to go to...

One Week Until My New Book is Available

In one week (September 29th), my new book will be available in book stores, online, and on the Kindle. It is published by Penguin’s Portfolio imprint.  For those of you who are new to this blog, here’s a description… Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to...

Freedom Can Limit Innovation

Over the past couple of weeks, I have had the identical conversation with several different clients. Apparently, there is an existing belief that if you want to instill a mindset of creativity, you need to have less “structure.” To some degree that is true. But...

Let’s Get Some Terms Straight!

Last night I was at an event where I woman said, “I want to get in touch with my creativity.  I used to paint and play music, but no longer do that.” This got me thinking about how we throw around a lot of terms with no real clarity around what they mean. Here are...

The Key to Immediate Happiness

Imagine the following scenario. You are single and live just outside of New York City. Your employer wants you to work in London for a few years. You are excited about the prospect of living overseas and are interested in the job. Assuming that the costs of living for New Jersey...

Ask the Wrong Question, Waste a Lot of Money

Innovation is accelerated when you “ask the right question, the right way, of the right people.” It may seem obvious, but if you ask the wrong question, you may be led down a futile path. An example of this comes from Colgate-Palmolive (shared at a recent open...