Make 2012 the Best Year Ever

For many years now, I have thrown away the concept of the traditional New Year’s Resolution.  In its place I have used themes that guide me through the year.  These themes are not specific destinations or goals, but are rather guideposts that help me make smart decisions...

Major Licensing Deal Signed

As some of you know, my 2012 business strategy is to license my content in a number of creative ways. We already licensed Personality Poker in a variety of languages and to a number of trainers.  The Dutch translation is the most recent version and will be available in January....

Why Brainstorming is Stupid

I was recently interviewed for an article on Inc.com.  Due to length restrictions, only part of my interview was included in the article.  Therefore I am giving you the other half here.  But be sure to read the their article first as it sets the stage. I was asked by Inc.com why...

Ideas, Ideas Everywhere…

There’s an old tale that goes… Water, water, every where, Nor any drop to drink. Inside of organizations, there’s a corollary… Ideas, ideas every where, Nor any one can think. Um, ok, I should stick to my day job.  But the point is, organizations are...

Southwest Airlines Magazine Article

Last month (November), Best Practices Are Stupid, was featured in Southwest Airline’s Spirit Magazine.  Now that it is no longer on planes and can’t be found on the internet, I figured it was time to share the article with the readers of this blog.  They did such a...

Making Connections

One of my favorite topics is to discuss how breakthroughs are generated by looking for someone who has solved a similar problem in a different space. Some examples I talk about in my “Best Practices Are Stupid” books are: A company developed a new type of whitening...

“Best Practices Are Stupid” Named One of the Best in 2011

I’m pleased that the American Express OPEN Forum (via Matthew E. May) selected Best Practices Are Stupid as one of the top 15 books of 2011.  Check out the complete list Also, Best Practices Are Stupid  was selected as one of the “Top-Drawer Business Books of...

Silly Pricing Practices

Here is the first new entry under the “Silly Practices” umbrella. The other day I bought a television from Amazon.com. I buy everything from them and am a big fan. The TV was about 40% off the retail price and was $200 less than anywhere else. I thought was I was...

Introducing Silly Practices

My latest book, “Best Practices Are Stupid,” discusses why replicating what someone else is doing is not a bright idea.  Just because something works for one company, does not mean it will work for you. Of course, not all practices are even good. Some are just...

ReinventingMyBusiness.com is Live

You readers of this blog may know, I am in the process of reinventing my business. I am looking at all aspects of it.  The innovator is innovating himself. Today we launched a new website dedicated to this reinvention: www.reinventingmybusiness.com. Although that content is...