Best Practices Are Stupid #1 in Canada

Currently, Best Practices are Stupid is the best selling business book in Canada.

Expert Advice? Why You Should Be Skeptical

We are constantly bombarded by expert advice from advertisements, books, magazines, TV and the Internet. But how much of this information is actually true? From my experience, there is reason to believe that little of it is accurate. People (often unknowingly) make claims that...

My O-The Oprah Magazine Article

As readers of this blog know, back in November 2005, I was on the cover of O Magazine.  No, my face was not on the magazine. But an article talking about my Goal-Free Living philosophy was featured on the cover. The picture to the right is the actual cover from back then. You...

eCornell and TrainingIndustry.com Webinar

I recently gave an hour-long webinar for eCornell and TrainingIndustry.com.  Over 3,000 people registered for only 1,000 slots, maxing out the system.  Thousands of people were unable to attend, so they made the recording available to everyone. I discussed some of the key...

Why the Pyramids Are One of the Seven Wonders

Normally we don’t do this. We have not yet posted an entire tip to this blog.  Yet, at the request of one of my clients, the publisher has agreed to let us do it…just this one time. USAA is one of the coolest and most interesting financial services companies out...

Full Length NASA Speech

I recently spoke in Houston at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  For copyright reasons, I can’t post the entire video here.  But you can watch all 81 minutes on NASA’s website. Just click the image below.  

How to Listen Better

Friday evening, on JetBlue flight #1696 from Orlando to Boston, we had a bit of a problem. About an hour outside of Boston, the pilot got on the intercom and told us that the main braking system was not working.  Although the back-up system would probably work just fine, they...

Innovation Costs on $0.50

I saw this sign while driving in Orlando.  It caught my attention.  As it turns out, there is very little innovation going on at Innovation Way.  Maybe they need to raise the toll.

Reframe the Framework to Generate More Cash

This article originally appeared on the American Express OPEN Forum The way we frame our business world can significantly impact our success. Frameworks are useful, but they can also be limiting. Perhaps it’s time to rethink the way things have been done in the past. One...