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My Baggage Claim Story and ChatGPT

ChatGPT

Like millions of others, I have been playing around with ChatGPT. In an earlier post, I asked it some generic questions and got some generic responses. So I decided to put it to the test and see how it would do with my Invisible Solutions content. Can the AI system reframe problems better than the […]

Podcast E37: Interview with Joe De Sena from CNBC’s No Retreat

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Want to be a better problem solver? What if the solution is to get in the mud? In this episode, I interview Joe De Sena. He’s the founder of Spartan and is the host of CNBC’s No Retreat: Business Bootcamp. This incredibly powerful show puts business people in physically challenging situations as a way of […]

Podcast E36: DIVOT

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It has been a while since my last podcast episode. I’ve been busy launching a new program and writing a new book. Therefore, to kick off the podcast season, I decided to do an episode just about my next book. The working title is DIVOT. A divot is a term from golf. It’s when you […]

Are You A Pessimist, Optimist, Engineer, or Innovator?

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I’m locked away in a hotel this week working on my next book. Today I want to share one small section which gets at the heart of the premise. It’s a story you may have heard, with a twist…   Although you may have heard the story of the optimist and pessimist who look at […]

Podcast E35: Want What You Have

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To celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I decided to share a segment from my book, Goal-Free Living. Chapter 4 is entitled, “Want What You Have.” Instead of looking for more and creating a different future, appreciate what you have now. Before we get to the podcast, I want to share two items: My […]

Purple Monday Sale and Bonus Items

Purple Monday

Happy belated Thanksgiving to my friends here in the United States. Although the Black Friday sales might be over, I’ve decided to throw in a little color into the mix with two special offers as part of my Purple Monday. This week only (through December 3rd), I am offering my Personality Poker® Starter Kit for […]

Podcast E34: From Boxes to Lines

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This podcast celebrates 20 years since the launch of my first book, 24/7 Innovation. It also marked the time when I left Accenture and started my own innovation business. In honor of this special period in my life, I read the Prologue to that book and share some thoughts on where we have come in […]

Podcast E33: Don’t Think Outside the Box

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What if instead of thinking outside the box, you want to find a better box? This is Chapter 4 from Best Practices are Stupid. We explore the power of Challenge-Centered Innovation (CCI)and why it leads to higher ROI than idea-driven innovation. In this episode, we explore Einstein’s perspective on innovation (hint: the problem is more […]

Podcast E32: Asking for Ideas is a Bad Idea

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What if asking for ideas is a bad idea? In this episode, I share Chapter 3 from Best Practices are Stupid. In it, we explore why looking for a quantity of ideas can be the downfall of your innovation efforts. You will hear: How several companies started with idea-driven innovation programs that led to the […]

2021 Best NEW Leadership Book

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This week, Invisible Solutions was chosen as one of the best new leadership books of 2021 by the Simon Leadership Alliance. There are some other great books on this list that you might want to check out! Read the entire list here