Category Archives: entrepreneurship

Empathy is The Greatest Creator of Energy

Empathy the power of human energy

Illustration by Christian Laborin

If you ever meet me, know that I’m a giver. I really like understanding and helping people, it makes me feel good. I’m the type of person who needs to feel someone’s pain, so it’s natural for me to want mind meld and have a heart to heart with someone. I just can’t discard someone’s pain as if I’m the most important person in the world!

The Specialist’s Dilemma

beginners mind

Innovation has many enemies, but the one you can count on to rear its ugly head all the time is expertise. You see, true innovation is something new, surprising and radically useful; it’s an order of magnitude better than what currently exists. Expertise driven innovation results in incremental improvements, which is good for stability; but it hinders progress when it comes to making leaps.

Shift Your Mindset to Think Exponentially

Exponential Technologies Require Exponential Thinking

We’re living in exponential times, the Big 5 tech companies – Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook – occupy the top 6 spots of the most valuable companies in the world, thus driving the Next Economy. It’s safe to say that we live in a world dominated by technology.

This means the way we work, collaborate and do everything on a daily basis changes; and organizations that don’t adapt will certainly become irrelevant.

To Maintain The Status-Quo Means Rejecting What Makes Us Super Human

    Maintaining the Status Quo is a recipe for stagnation

The status quo police is back, the innovation killers, with yet another article about how we should embrace maintenance because innovation is overrated. Last year I put my two cents in on this same topic and argued that though innovation has become diluted and meaningless maintenance is overrated.

The Mind of an Entrepreneur: What Makes Us Unique?

thomas edison entrepreneurship mindset

While some people are content with a steady job in the 9 to 5 rat race, others dream of one day becoming their own boss. There’s a distinct difference between the employer and the employee, but it’s not always a trust fund or incredible family connections. Sometimes the difference between owner and worker is simply their mindset. But don’t let Hollywood fool you: There’s no such thing as NZT-48, the magical genius pill from 2011 blockbuster movie, Limitless. Pills won’t make you a millionaire. Instead, winning in life is built upon the foundation of success habits and continuous self-improvement.

The Myth of Common Sense

The myth of common senseLast year I advised a restaurant owner on customer experience strategy for his restaurant. He had previously done benchmarking against other restaurants, but felt and knew he was missing something more deeper, something that would stick with people. Being a giver by nature, he wanted that same attitude to be part of the day to day operation; he felt that was missing.

Disruption Never Comes From Within

conor mcgregor vs floyd mayweather jr

Photo by Esther Lin

Every business misses the future and gets disrupted by an outsider. This happens because the incumbents are stuck in their ways, doing the same thing over and over again and never zoom out to take a look at the macro view.

This happens everywhere, including domains where you least expect. Case in point: the fight business.