Meetings Don’t Bore People…

We blame our meetings for lack of innovation and progress in our companies. It has been declared "brainstorming doesn't work!" We spend our days sitting, wasting time, energy, and money in boring... tan... artifically-lit conference rooms. Accomplishing? Nothing. But, here's the [...]

Meetings Don’t Bore People…

Curiosity Creates New Paths

"We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we are curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." - Walt Disney

Curiosity Creates New Paths

Grains of Sandbox Wisdom

When speaking with students, or someone asking for career advice here are some grains of wisdome from the sandbox. Keep an Idea Journal Always have something with you to write down thoughts and ideas. Getting them out of your brain and [...]

Grains of Sandbox Wisdom

How To Be Like Walt Disney

In How to Be Like Walt, Pat Williams cites the six qualities that made Walt Disney's work so creative and innovative. In re-reading How To Be Like Walt, it was a great refresher on what contributed to Walt's success. The Six [...]

How To Be Like Walt Disney

Leap Year: How Are You Using Your Extra Day?

How often do we say "Geez, if I only had an extra day?" or "I wish I had a little more time." This year we do! These 24 extra hours give us just over 27 more minutes each week than we [...]

Leap Year: How Are You Using Your Extra Day?

Starbucks App Is Slick, But Reduces Customers To Transactions

It is an ultimate convenience that you can pre-order Starbucks from your phone. Tap your order into your phone, walk in and pick up your beverage. It is paid for and you skip the line. To some operators, I’ll bet this [...]

Starbucks App Is Slick, But Reduces Customers To Transactions

Solve Problems By Being A Copycat

What other industry has already solved your problem? When faced with a challenge, instead of trying to solve the problem from scratch - find an analog. That is, a comparison model you can copy. Ask yourself who (or what) may have [...]

Solve Problems By Being A Copycat

Creative, Elegant Temporary Solutions To Problems

There is construction taking place at Schipol Airport in Amsterdam and a small leak has developed in the roof. They've put a plant in place to catch the leak. Not a mop bucket or 50-gallon trash can. You almost wouldn't notice [...]

Creative, Elegant Temporary Solutions To Problems
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