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New Beginnings at 60

me and leonid

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, Ides of March, Tower of Power, Steely Dan, Lighthouse, and others. The timing of this concert was perfect as my […]

Welcome to my new website!

new website

This week we launched my new website. I’m still learning the “ropes,” so I might be slow in posting for a little while. On this site, you will find all of the same content from the previous one – just with a fresher design and updated technology. If you encounter any issues, please get in […]

Strive for Clarity, Not Cleverness

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We live in a world of clickbait and hyperbole. Although this might catch someone’s initial interest, it may have a negative long-term impact on your customer. Equally, businesses have been told to shoot for creativity, but often this only leads to confusion. I recently had dinner at a restaurant in a boating community. I needed […]

Are There Any New Ideas?

don't think outside the box, think around the box

My most recent Inc. article has been popular and  controversial. The premise is that there are no new ideas. (if you haven’t read it, please do so before reading on…) This got me thinking back to when I was pitching a TV show.  My agent said that Hollywood doesn’t want you to think OUTSIDE the box, […]

Recent Interview in Forbes

Boat in storm innovation

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 […]

Speak Aid 2020

Speak Aid 2020

In 1985, I attended Live Aid with 90,000 other people packed into JFK Stadium in Philadelphia. In addition to being a celebration of music, it was a fundraiser for those suffering in the Ethiopian famine. Of course today, we can’t gather that many people in one place. But maybe we can do it virtually. For […]

Inspirational and Funny Innovation Quotes

funny innovation quotes

I hope you, your family, and your coworkers are all doing well during these crazy times. I’ve intentionally held back on posting here for the past month. Although my new book launched 6 weeks ago today, I’ve not promoted it. However, I do want to add value in whatever way I can. Today, I want […]

12 Minutes of Innovation Goodness

proteus leader

I was recently interviewed by Erika Andersen for her Proteus Leader Show. She’s an amazing interviewer who gets right to the heart of the matter quickly. As a result, we covered a lot of territory in a little more than 10 minutes. I think you will enjoy this. Check it out on iTunes.

Interview on Ian Altman’s Grow My Revenue Business Cast

Ian Altman Interview

I was recently interviewed by the amazing Ian Altman. When it comes to growing businesses, this guy rocks! His podcast is called “Grow My Revenue Business Cast.” Here’s the copy from his his site about our episode: My guest today is speaker, author and innovation expert Stephen Shapiro. Stephen believes all companies need to innovate […]