Two huge market segments floating in a blue ocean

schroederIn Simply Brilliant, Bernard Schroeder explains how specific “tools” can unlock creativity and spark new ideas.

I agree with Abraham Maslow: “The key question isn’t ‘What fosters creativity?’ But it is why … READ MORE

Good Listeners Ask Good Questions


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The Wit and Wisdom of Eric Weiner

91pv1vicwml-_ux250_-1In his latest book, The Geography of Genius, Eric Weiner engages his reader as a companion during “a search for the world’s most creative places, from ancient Athens to … READ MORE

Here’s an organizational self-assessment of potentially great value

martinezIn Chaos Monkeys: Obscene Fortune and Random Failure in Silicon Valley, Antonio García Martinéz introduces what is — at least for me — a new metaphor: the chaos monkey.

He explains it … READ MORE

David Brooks on “How to Repair Moral Capital”


Over the years, I have relied on a few journalists to help me navigate my way through the forces and events that resemble a fog in everyday life. David Brooks is one of them. His mind … READ MORE

Using behavioral science to improve the customer experience

Here is a brief excerpt from an article written by John DeVine and Keith Gilson for the McKinsey Quarterly, published by McKinsey & Company. To read the complete article, check out other resources, learn more … READ MORE

Stephanie Mead and Steven Stowell on “The Art of Strategic Leadership”: Part 1 of an interview by Bob Morris

mead-1Stephanie S. Mead, MBA, is the co-author of five books, including The Art of Strategic Leadership: How Leaders at All Levels Prepare Themselves, Their Teams, and Organizations for the Future, and has also … READ MORE

How to build a remarkable life and career of eclectic breadth and diversity

lovegroveIn The Mosaic Principle, Nick Lovegrove examines what he characterizes as “the six dimensions [or behaviors] of a remarkable life and career.” Here they are:

1. Doing What Seems Right: Applying Your Moral Compass
2. On Being T-Shaped: Defining … READ MORE

With regard to “our new Renaissance,” there’s good news and there’s bad news


In Age of Discovery, Ian Goldin and Chris Kutarna explain how most of us are struggling to navigate the risks and rewards of what they characterize as “our new Renaissance.” … READ MORE

50 Common Cognitive Distortions: A giant list of ubiquitous cognitive distortions.


Becoming mindful of the common cognitive distortions will help you understand yourself and other people better, and improve your decision making. Here is an excerpt from an article by Alice Boyes for Psychology Today. To read … READ MORE