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My Favorite Things: Podcast Edition

March 28, 2016
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If you’re like me, then you are always looking for new ways to stimulate your creativity, stoke your curiosity and suggest new avenues for thought and personal inquiry. If you’re not like that you may still like some of the same stuff I do […]

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Economy of Collaboration

March 24, 2016
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In today’s flatter organizations, collaboration has become a ubiquitous concept, if not always an effective reality. At some organizations, employees spend as much as 80% of their working time in “collaborative” settings, which for our purposes means meetings. But despite that widespread participation in meetings […]

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Knowing versus Doing!

March 21, 2016
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Oftentimes, we know exactly what needs to be done, but we don’t do it. What happens between the thought and the action? That is a major dilemma of almost every person I know, whether successful or not, in business and elsewhere. It doesn’t matter whether we […]

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Bigger May Not Be Better

March 18, 2016
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In my practice, I talk to a fair number of founders of small and medium size businesses that have reached levels of size, revenue and scale that the owners themselves could never have anticipated when they first started. The progression from one-man shop to 2000 employee company […]

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Be a Mad Scientist

March 14, 2016
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If you think back to your seventh grade science fair project maybe you will recall the color of your poster-board, the Kodak or Polaroid pictures you taped to it, and the hand-written captions that went under each photo to combine into a (hopefully) award winning project […]

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When you KNOW it doesn’t make sense!

March 9, 2016
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Every time an election cycle rolls around, I suddenly feel a surge of renewed interest in my teenage and early adult love affair with logic. My academic focus in university and beyond was philosophy, and specifically, logic and the philosophy of language and science. Those areas are preoccupied […]

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If You Could Be Anyone

March 7, 2016
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What if you weren’t who you are? I don’t mean who you are like your biography or your name and identification, but who you are like a personality.  For example, if you could design your personality, way of listening, priorities, style of interaction and so forth […]

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Don’t Be Too Optimistic!

March 3, 2016
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There is a very interesting innate human psychological tendency toward optimism.  In fact, as humans, we tend not only to be optimistic, but overly optimistic, even in the face of countervailing evidence.  That irrational optimism is called the “optimism bias” and it is extremely well-documented in experimental […]

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