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I remember a project I worked on many years ago. I was leading a large team and had a very large budget. I chose John to co-lead with me because we got along so well. I am a creative, spontaneous, and enthusiastic person and John was pretty much the same. The team loved working with […]

We will be releasing a series of videos about Personality Poker over the coming weeks.  Each will talk about a specific concept or insight from the book.  You can pre-order the book now.  Each book comes with a deck of the specially designed poker cards which will be demonstrated in the next video.  Enjoy!

Today, the good folks at ChangeThis.com published my Personality Poker manifesto.  It is a quick read that will provide you some of my thoughts on why organizations struggle to become innovative…and what can be done about it. Read it/download it here Here’s the excerpt that Change This included on their website… Issue 75 – 01 […]

The Personality Poker book is available in 6 weeks and 2 days. But starting today, you can buy the new and improved Personality Poker cards from the “Change This” site.  These are the guys who bring you the Change This manifestos. For the past few years, we have been selling the cards for $200 for […]

Look at any group of people who effortlessly work well together. Odds are the individuals share a lot in common with each other. They might have similar backgrounds, expertise, interests, or personalities. This is natural. Contrary to conventional wisdom, opposites do not attract. We find it easier to work with people who are like us. […]

No, I did not give birth to a boy or a girl.  I gave birth to a book.  I’ll be handing out cigars later. But in the meantime, I wanted to share the photos of my new baby.  Here is the first copy of the Personality Poker book, hot off the press.  Previous photos were […]

Today marks 10 weeks before the release of the Personality Poker book. And just a few hours ago I received 100 copies of the “galleys” (the uncorrected paperback proofs). Over the next few weeks, we will be compiling a list of those in the media, including bloggers, who we think would be interested in receiving […]

While developing Personality Poker, one thing I discovered is that lots of things have personalities: People, Political Parties, Products, Places, and Organizations (I could not find a “p” for this last one). When you look at everything through the lens of a personality, you begin to see why individuals gravitate towards (or away from) certain […]

The video above is a beautiful rendition of Sting’s “Shape of My Heart.” In it, he tells the history of poker cards. In my upcoming book, “Personality Poker,” I had an appendix which discussed the history of poker cards and how this led to the Personality Poker card game.  But when it came time for […]

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