When it comes to disruption, it can feel like we’re talking about Uber and AirBNB all the time. Here’s a new example that disrupted another time-honored tradition: shopping for men’s clothes. How is Alton Lane chasing this dream?
Death by meeting is an extremely real, very brutal thing. How do we fix it, though?
As Baby Boomers gradually retire, you’re beginning to see CEOs from Generation X — and thanks to tech startups around the world, you’re even seeing some Generation Y/millennial CEOs as well. This is going to be a pretty big shift in terms of top leadership at companies: Baby Boomer CEOs developed their career arcs in […]
Anyone in the audience when I have given my presentation “Radical Resilience” knows that I believe action is the antidote for anxiety. Sitting and stewing, muttering and watching storm clouds, or pacing back and forth does nothing. When we begin to take control over even the smallest part of our life, we begin to gain […]
“If you shut the door to all errors truth will be shut out.” R. Tagore If I close my eyes I can feel the sting of tears held back after a classmate made a hurtful remark towards me when I was in elementary school. I also remember failing a term paper in high school, not […]
If you’re an entrepreneur – really, if you’re any kind of leader – you need to be absolutely obsessed by one simple question: What’s in it for them? Call it empathy. Call it manners. Call it just plain good business sense. Call it what you like. Just never stop asking yourself that one question. Why […]
Your company, with its collection of talented contributors, could be good at all sorts of stuff – way, way more than any business should ever try to take on. Don’t get sucked in by the unlimited possibilities. Instead, Do Less Better, as John Bell puts it in his must-read book. Think about it this way: […]
Take these two concepts and think about them: Harry Potter, maybe the most successful film + book franchise of the last 20-50 years, comes from JK Rowling experiencing ‘loads’ of rejections before she got a publisher. The main way we set up workplaces (oftentimes) is that you have a manager, and you submit ideas/concepts to that […]
Illusions! They wind me up tighter than a Swiss clock. I don’t like their insidious ways. Any time I sense one coming, my heart beats like a mustang about to bolt off. They are all around us. Promising everything and delivering below par. They hide behind complex words spun by their big PR departments. The […]
Grassy Key, FL — Who can resist the constantly “smiling” face of a dolphin whose intelligence and acrobatic skill have delighted humans for centuries? Whether through the legends of sailors rescued by these marine mammals or through frescoes found on the walls of ancient Minoan palaces, humans continue to be intrigued by dolphins. I am no […]