Trying to Create Tomorrow’s Company with Yesterday’s Rules and Tools: Part 3 – Moving from the Old to the New Last time we explored some of the new innovation methods that are unseating the established conventional approaches that many companies still use. Read More
Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 4) Narratological Creativity: Have you ever heard a child try to get its story straight? Read More
Innovation Is Messy: Navigating the Twists and Turns Innovation is messy. It’s about constructive conflict—not agreement. Read More
MacGyver Mind, McDonald’s Mind In some practical ways our world is still illuminated by the Scottish Enlightenment that brought us such goodies as electromagnetism, capitalism and single malt whisky. 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
The Graduation Speech I Didn’t Give Well it’s that time of year again. 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
Exhibit the Artifacts of Life Gestalt psychology espouses that we make sense of the chaotic and variant stimuli that barrage us at every moment of our post-modern existence by building dynamic correlations between what we perceive and how we experience it. Read More
How to Grow – Part 2 There are four basic stages to putting the first principles and structure and dynamics of growth into motion in our own lives: Set high quality targets Enlist deep and diverse domain expertise Run a wide array of experiments Review what works and doesn’t and make revisions First, set high quality targets. Read More
The Leading Lady Corazon Aquino’s ascent to the presidency of the Philippines reads like something out of Shakespeare where heroines “have greatness thrust upon ’em.” Read More
Think in Terms of Cycles; Not Lines “To be interested in the changing seasons is a happier state of mind than to be hopelessly in love with spring.”  Read More