Here is a connection assignment. Before your next meeting, date, coffee with a friend or family gathering, do one thing. Take your phone and put it in your glove box. Don’t have a car? Place it in your purse, bag or backpack on silent mode. Then resist taking it out till you leave. My wife… Read more about If you were paying attention
As I landed in Asia after a nearly 24 hour flight from the United States earlier this week I could only think of one thing. Where are the sex signs? I had been invited to travel with a group called The Exodus Road whose mission it is to rescue children from sex trafficking with a… Read more about Where are the signs?
This is the second post in a series on disruption. I had planned to write about disruptive people first but there was such an outpouring of disruption stories after the introductory post that I decided to put it second in line. However, each of those stories shared had a person in them that could be… Read more about Disruptive People: those who usher us to change
Renently a friend shared an article on twitter from Fast Company that caught my attention. It covered Atari’s Founder Nolan Bushnell’s talk at Mindshare this past week. His main point was that we need to do analog things to keep our innovation alive. I have started to notice a pattern in my life in regards… Read more about Feed the innovator, connector, world changer
It was two years ago this upcoming fall that a mentor challenged me with the statement “you are not acting like an entrepreneur”. It really torqued me because I was still living in an employee mindset. At the time I was a consultant and early founding member of my current company but had not yet… Read more about Entrepreneur or Employee?
Two months ago I watched a panel held at Sundance titled Power of Story: How Docs Changed Change. It was moderated by CNN anchor Soledad O’Brien. The panelists included Sundance Institute President and Founder Robert Redford, Sheila Nevins, president of HBO Documentary Films and Nick Fraser commissioning editor of BBC’s Storyville. I had hoped the panel would have… Read more about Connectedness to Spreading Ideas: Waves to Tsunamis in Film
This past year I have been catching up with the series Mad Men that tracks the protagonist Don Draper as he goes about his life becoming more entrapped by a web of lies. Every episode he falls deeper into a pose, an act that is far from who he really is. One episode highlights how… Read more about Striking a Pose
This week I had a great customer service experience while arranging for my warranty covered notebook to be repaired. That is not what prompted this post though. The reason I am writing this resulted to from the response the rep gave to a question at the end of our online chat. I was a happy customer. My… Read more about No way to compliment