NEW BOOK: Pivotal: Creating Stability in an Uncertain World Coming June 18, 2024

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Innovation Insights
by Stephen Shapiro

Dan Pink Endorsement

Dan Pink’s Endorsement of PIVOTAL

I am a huge fan of Dan Pink’s work. And therefore, I was thrilled when he wrote this endorsement for PIVOTAL. “Shapiro has written a grounded book for dizzying times. His simple yet profound framework

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Bill Belichick on Now vs Next

In PIVOTAL, I discuss the benefits of focusing on “now” rather than “next. A great story from Bill Belichick, former New England Patriots Head Coach, illustrates this. In 2004, the team broke all records for

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My New Venture: Impactful Games

This past week, I turned 60. For many, this marks a time to retire. For me, it represents the time to launch a new business. For several months, I’ve been deeply reflecting on my life’s

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New Beginnings at 60

I saw Leonid & Friends perform their musical magic this past Saturday night. If you are unfamiliar with them, they are a world-famous Russian band that performs the music of Chicago, Earth, Wind & Fire,

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Pre-Order PIVOTAL on Amazon

PIVOTAL is now available on Amazon for pre-order. You can order the hardcover or Kindle version. The audiobook version will be coming soon. The book will formally launch two months from today. Get your copy

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PIVOTAL is here!

Today I received two boxes of the PIVOTAL book. The book looks amazing! Beautiful spot gloss on the cover. Full-color interior. Looks great on the bookshelf. I’ll post some nicer photos that better highlight its

PIVOTAL Endorsement from Deloitte’s Chief Futurist

The early reviews of PIVOTAL have been awesome. Here’s a cool endorsement from Mike Bechtel, Chief Futurist at Deloitte Consulting and adjunct Professor of Corporate Innovation at the University of Notre Dame. “‘Read not the

PIVOTAL Preface Video

I now have the final version of the audiobook for PIVOTAL! To share the Preface, I decided to create a video using Pictory. Yes, this is my real voice – unlike a version I shared

The PIVOTAL Audiobook – free sample!

Now that the audiobook is finalized, I wanted to offer everyone a sample of the content. Click here to get the audiobook version of the preface and introduction. Those sections set the stage for the

Mindmap of the PIVOTAL Table of Contents

What does it mean to be pivotal? The Oxford English Dictionary defines it as “Of crucial importance in relation to the development or success of something else.” The Cambridge Dictionary says it is “Important because

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What Does It Mean to Be PIVOTAL?

We live in uncertain times. It’s hard to know what to do next. But in a world of chaos, we need stability, predictability,  and certainty. Although the future is unknown, our past gives clues as

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Unilever Makes a PIVOTAL Move

Unilever just announced it is spinning off its ice cream division, which includes the colorful and controversial Ben and Jerry’s brand. This will enable Unilever to focus on what it does best while avoiding distractions.

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