Wednesday Work Wisdom: Your Organization is a Cult

Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites do not attract. In fact, it has been scientifically proven that opposites repel. The reality is, like attracts like. As a result, your organization has a bunch of people who think the same way. People have personalities, and so do...

European Business Review Article

An article of mine was just published in the European Business Review. It is a concise summary of my overall innovation philosophy. Here’s the introduction… In today’s fast-paced business environment, the ability to innovate is not enough. You need to innovate...

Monday Morning Movie: The Hot Tub Principle

Yesterday on my blog, I announced 3 new regular features, including the Monday Morning Movie. Today,  my video comes to you from a hot tub in Orlando. I discuss how you get new insights by reducing how hard you think. This video was shot with my 2nd generation iPoad nano.  Some...

New Blog Features

Starting tomorrow, I will be creating 3 blog features every week: Monday Morning Movie - I will shoot a brief video to share a concept around innovation.  This, as you probably guessed, will run Monday mornings. Tuesday Transcription - A transcription of the Monday Morning Movie....

Turn Everything Upside Down

I love to take baths as home.  But the water never seemed deep enough. When I would fill the tub up with 9 inches of water, the overflow plate would prevent more water from entering the bath. I tried a number of ways to cover the drain hole, including Saran wrap, duct tape, and...

Disconnect to Reconnect

I am now just returning from a month sabbatical. This allowed me to reflect and spend time with friends and family. As part of that month off, I did a two week intensive retreat where they sequestered my phone.  No email, phone, books, music, or videos for a fortnight! Let me...