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Every once in a while a new product or business is announced and I’m immediately pissed about not thinking of it first. This is the latest (courtesy of the SpringWise Newsletter): It’s the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery. According to the website, … Continue reading
Grant McCracken says there’s a revolution coming. In his recent post on the HBR blog, he describes how he was recently transformed from “Major Grumpy-Pants” to a satisfied customer at his local Whole Foods. It wasn’t a happenstance encounter with … Continue reading
It’s been a while since I’ve passed along thoughts from Roy H. Williams, Wizard of Ads. In last week’s Monday Morning Memo he curated three quotes from big thinkers on topics we most often avoid. We avoid such thoughts because … Continue reading
Nolifer Merchant is a corporate advisor, CEO of Rubicon Consulting and speaker on innovation methods. She is also the author of a book entitled The New How. In a recent post on the HBR Blog, Nolifer discusses how culture — … Continue reading
Passive honesty acknowledges only that which has already come to light. Passive honesty has been, for a long time, the highest standard of honesty to which businesses were held. Passive honesty is also the lowest threshold to still qualify as … Continue reading
Isaac Asimov was a chemist by training, a scientist in general, and a novelist and science fiction writer. He coined the term ‘robotics’ in 1941. In 1988 he was interviewed by Bill Moyers, by which time he had written 391 books … Continue reading