Doing the Creative Work the Company Can’t: Part 2 – The Rise of the Creativizer In most dynastic organizations there is a special role for the highly practiced innovation master who apprentices the novitiate through a “see one, do one, teach one” process of development. Read More
For All the Go-to-Guys on Father’s Day Barry Sanders, arguably the greatest running back to every play football, never spiked the ball when scored a touchdown. Read More
Oh, The Joys of Screwing Up Innovation poses two problems for most leaders, given the way they are trained to think. Read More
Why the ‘most innovative companies’ aren’t Pull out the list of the “most innovative companies” from your favorite business magazine. Read More
Make Stone Soup “The hottest places in hell are reserved for those who, in time of great moral crisis, maintain their neutrality”. Read More
Sync it Up “Having just a vision’s no solution, everything depends on execution The art of making art is putting it together” (Stephen Sondheim, Sunday in the Park with George) In the old television series Star Trek, the Klingon’s were portrayed as a war mongering race focused on destroying Starfleet, the peacekeeping force for the United Federation of Planets. Read More
Empty the Bag “Obsolescence never meant the end of anything, it’s just the beginning”. Read More
Thoughts On the Structure and Dynamics of Growth “To truly know the world, look deeply within your own being; to truly know yourself, take real interest in the world.” Read More
Youtopia is Nowheresville “Beware of sentimental alliances where the consciousness of good deeds is the only compensation for noble sacrifices.” Read More
Promises, Promises “Yes, there really is a Kalamazoo” the bumper stickers declared defiantly. Read More
We Are Only the Star in Our Own Movie; to Everyone Else We Are Just Extras “I am big! It’s the pictures that got small.” Read More
Call Your Mother Social media has made it incredibly easy to maintain a large social network. Read More