I love the “success literature” space – it’s actually pretty humorous. I think of all of the books I’ve read; there are maybe three that I can say actually “tell it like it is” when describing the reality of success. The literature does give you… Read More »Why You Should Ignore The Past
Has this ever happened to you? I was on a call with one of my former clients a few years ago. They were discussing a new product development process that would generate disruptive and innovative new product ideas, aiming to push this company into a… Read More »Innovation Without Risk Is Not Innovation
When I read that statistic, I thought it pretty odd. I mean, are the companies that are around us now all less than ten years old? Are they all part of that tiny 4%, which made it through? At first blush, it sounds wrong. But… Read More »Will 96% of Businesses Fail Within 10 Years?
When you think about it, we are all living in a multiverse of realities. What we each experience is our own reality. Even when more than one of us is in the same time and space, we don’t see an objective reality that we can… Read More »Open Your Mind To Alternate Realities
Ah, failure. Are there still people out there who feel that it is a bad thing? I know of very few cases where, barring a life and death struggle, failure does not produce a positive effect. Failure does teach, and it teaches a great lesson.… Read More »Banish Failure! Did You Win Or Did You Learn?
It’s Time To “Make Rejection Great Again” What is worse? Being rejected or being ignored? While the pain from rejection can be severe, the closure that one gets from the rejection can allow people to move on to other things. When someone pours their heart… Read More »Indifference Is The Enemy Of Innovation.
Imagine if I went to my economics teacher in 1987 and explained any one of these seemingly crazy ideas to them: I’m going to ask a ton of brilliant authors and historians to donate their time, write factual articles, check each other’s work, and not… Read More »It’s the “crazy” ideas that change everything
Are You Still Taking The Weekend Off? Lunch is for wimps – Gordon Gekko, Wall Street Ah, the good old days, when we all used to work for big companies, sometimes for life. We’d get up early on Monday morning, make coffee, make breakfast, shower,… Read More »Weekends Are For Wimps
What Do These Billion Dollar Businesses Have In Common? What do all of these companies have in common? Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, Instacart, Etsy, eBay & WeWork Some things have been said; while correct, they are not the essence of what makes these companies so valuable… Read More »Connecting: The Key To Your Next Billion Dollar Business