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The Idea Book | Quotes

April 26, 2017


Fredrik Härén. The Idea Book. “Where all think alike, no one thinks very much.” – Walter Lippmann “Creativity can solve almost any problem. The creative act, the defeat of habit by originality, overcomes everything.” – George Lois “An invasion of armies can be resisted, but not an idea whose time has come.” – Victor Hugo […]

The Speed of Trust | Notes & Reflections

October 7, 2016


Stephen M.R. Covey. The Speed of Trust: The One Thing That Changes Everything. Free Press, 2006. (354 pages) Speed of Trust site at FranklinCovey. SoundView Executive Summary. Stephen Covey’s talk on Speed of Trust at Lumen Institute: FORWARD …for every thousand people hacking at the leaves of evil, there is one striking at the roots. […]

The HP Way | Notes & Reflections

August 20, 2016


David Packard. The HP Way: How Bill Hewlett and I Built Our Company. HarperCollins, 1995. (222 pages) FOREWORD by JIM COLLINS “viruous cycle” vs. the “cycle of profit/stock.” (xv) Therein we find the hidden DNA of the HP Way: the genius of the And. (xvi) Any great social enterprise exemplifies a duality of continuity and […]

Getting Naked | Notes

August 2, 2016


Patrick Lencioni. Getting Naked: A Business Fable About Shedding the Three Fears That Sabotage Client Loyalty. Jossey-Bass, 2010. (220 pages) INTRODUCTION Vulnerability. It is one of the most undervalued and misunderstood of all human qualities. (vii) Without the willingness to be vulnerable, we will not build deep and lasting relationships in life. That’s because there […]

Something Ventured | Review

March 6, 2016

0 Just fun. There are hundreds of lessons, insights, stories, and moments of, “Oh, you too!? That makes me feel better.” There are a couple key lessons that are worth noting, and a closing quote which I found quite apropos. Lesson 1: Right place, right time, right person. While many know of being in the […]

TED | Richard St. John: 8 secrets of success

March 5, 2016


This is really a two-hour presentation I give to high school students, cut down to three minutes. And it all started one day on a plane, on my way to TED, seven years ago. And in the seat next to me was a high school student, a teenager, and she came from a really poor […]

TED | Margaret Gould Stewart: How giant websites design for you (and a billion others, too)

March 3, 2016


What do you think of when I say the word “design”? You probably think of things like this, finely crafted objects that you can hold in your hand, or maybe logos and posters and maps that visually explain things, classic icons of timeless design. But I’m not here to talk about that kind of design. […]