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Innovation Insights by Stephen Shapiro

Today’s Monday Morning Movie is actually an audio file…

In the October 2012 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, yours truly wrote a four-page article.  (It is the cover article; “Innovate or Die!”)

However, unless you subscribe to the magazine, you will not have heard my 22-minute interview with SUCCESS Magazine’s publisher, Darren Hardy. It was on the CD included with the magazine but not available anywhere else.

Darren was kind enough to give me permission to post the audio file here.

You have two ways to enjoy this interview:

I will be posting the transcription of this interview sometime soon.


  1. Edye Londer says:


    In your interview with Darren Hardy in May 2013 you reference to a study done in the Ukraine on education and the importance of parental involvement. In addition you referenced to a school in Bogota, Columbia that has/had 100% parental involvement and significant improvement in the education of those students.

    My son is in Isla Baru, Columbia right now teaching to students who need BIG TIME HELP. I was telling him about your interview and he asked me if I could get the name of the school in Bogota. He is very interested in contacting them to find out what they are doing so that he might be able to work on implementing their success in his neck of the woods.

    This might be an odd request but is there any way you might be able to get me the name of that school or help me find the school district or direct me to the study done in the Ukraine? Anything you could do to help him make a difference in the lives of children who live in a challenged community would be greatly appreciated.

    Darren often says in his interviews that successful people like to help others who aren’t there yet so I’m hopeful you’ll be able to help a little with this request. Please find below my contact info along with my son’s if you want to reply to him directly.

    Thanks so much for your time and consideration,

    Edye Londer

    • I sent a response via email. Also, I removed your contact details from the comment to protect your information. Thanks!

  2. Stephen, I was delighted to hear you talk about confirmation bias. In the work I do helping lenders make make good loan decisions, we have to tackle the tendency to draw a conclusion too soon. As soon as the lender thinks they know it is a good loan, or is not, they actively seek confirmation and ignore evidence to the contrary. It is human nature and brain chemicals.

    I had not applied that thinking to improving my business results, though. Thanks for connecting the dots.

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