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What if when we looked at our organizations, we were really seeing them as if for the first time?  Wouldn’t we notice things that we look right past because we’re so used to the cracked mirror or the pile of

10 Faces of Innovation

I’m reading a new book called The Ten Faces of Innovation by Tom Kelley, general manager of IDEO.  It’s a very interesting take on combatting "the devil’s advocate" cold water on every new idea strategy. Came across a great podcast

Great Quote

"Less isn’t more; just enough is more."  Milton Glaser. I love this take on Glaser’s quote, from Joe Duffy, author of Brand Apart.  "Just enough contains an aesthetic componenet that differentiates one experience from another." Very helpful.  I’m thinking about

The Beauty of Simplicity

There is a great article in the November Fast Company called The Beauty of Simplicty.  Talking about Google and simplicity, Marissa Mayar, Google’s Dirctor of Consumer Web Products, says, "Google has the functionality of a really complicated Swiss Army knife,

Dreaming vs. Doing

How much time and energy does your organization spend talking about what to do?  And how much time and energy are you spending on execution (doing what you’ve dreamed about).  There was a good reminder over on 800-CEO-READ about Execution: