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Innovation is a meritocracy
It’s no secret that there are organizations that are not meritocracies. Places where advancement and reward are not directly tied to merit but heavily influenced by factors such as age, gender, length of service, popularity, and even political savviness. I find these environments frustrating. . .
Tuesday, Sep. 27, 2016

How to make an awful first impression
In the last few weeks I had the opportunity to meet two highly successful individuals - call them Barney and Fred. Barney left me inspired and thankful for the chance to spend a small amount of time with him. . .
Tuesday, Sep. 20, 2016

Why I blog
In 2009, my wife and I had the great fortune of spending four months in Rome with nothing to do but eat, drink and explore. After a couple of weeks of jaw-dropping sightseeing, I was struck at how easy it was to simply walk past iconic buildings and sculptures without even noticing them. . .
Tuesday, Sep. 6, 2016

Innovation thrives without structure
The pilot announced it was going to be one of the coldest nights in Nairobi. On my flight to Kenya, locals sitting next to me prepared to layer on their clothes as we landed. . .
Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016

The closest five
We’ve all heard the statement “Choose your friends wisely”. For me, my first exposure to it was through an article sent to me by my Dad in High School. The article alluded to the concept that you're the average of the five people you spend the most time with...
Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016

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