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PRESENTATION | DEMONSTRATION | APPLICATION | REFLECTION It seems as though everyone is touting their virtual prowess these days. Everyone boasts that their technology is better than everyone else’s: “I use a mirrorless DSLR to broadcast crisp video.” “I use OBS (or Ecamm Live or Wirecast) to do wild animations and overlays.” “I use a 5-point […]

I was recently interviewed by David Benjamin and David Komlos for their Forbes column. The article is titled: Why This Could Be One Of The Greatest Times In The History Of Innovation This one was particularly interesting as they focus on what they call Brody Moments (from Jaws’ Police Chief Brody and his famous line […]

This week I had a chance to meet (virtually) with Phil Libin. You may know him as the mastermind behind Evernote. This week he launched a new app called mmhmm. His goal is to inject some fun into Zoom meetings. And he succeeded. You can quickly add overlays for slides so that it has the […]

In my latest book, Invisible Solutions, I share 25 lenses that can reframe and help solve nearly any difficult business problem. To demonstrate the power of the lenses, I am creating a series of videos that show how they can be used to generate creative – and sometimes previously hidden – solutions to some common […]

Disasters and crises have lead to some of our best innovations–just look at the history behind ATMs… We often hear the expression “Build it and they will come.” With innovation, a more accurate statement is “Eliminate a pain and they will come.”  The ultimate success of the automatic teller machine (ATM) is a great example of this. The story […]

Although we can’t meet in person, it doesn’t mean we can’t create incredible learning experiences with networking conversations and deep learning. The short video below shares insights on a new collaboration I established with Action Learning Associates to provide the ultimate virtual learning experience. This specially curated environment (called the Virtual Executive Education Campus, aka […]

The key to good virtual meetings is to avoid replicating what you do in real life… The way we conduct meetings changed over night. Or has it? Given we are no longer able to meet in person, event organizers and professional speakers have been scrambling to recreate their live meetings using virtual platforms. In other words, automate what has […]

Don’t just look to other companies for inspiration, look in your backyard… Here in the United States, it’s Memorial Day Weekend. A time when we are outdoors enjoying nature. Maybe this is a great time to find some new innovations. Expertise is often the enemy of breakthrough thinking. The more you know about your company, […]

I am thrilled to announce that the audiobook version of Invisible Solutions: 25 Lenses that Reframe and Help Solve Difficult Business Problems is now available. You can buy it on Audible, Amazon, Audiobooks.com, or any number of places around the world. Given the current situation, we are all struggling with more challenges than ever. Now is […]

Back in 1990, Dr. Michael Hammer, the father of business process reengineering, wrote a seminal Harvard Business Review article titled “Reengineering Work: Don’t Automate, Obliterate.” His idea was that you don’t want to automate existing processes, you want to rethink and reengineer them. Back then, companies would use software to automate bad processes, speeding up […]

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