Category Archives: entrepreneurship

Stand for Something if You Want To Inspire and Stand Out

Often I get asked about what the best marketing strategy is. Before answering the question, I make people consider the fact that it’s hard to pay attention to anything on a day to day basis when we are bombarded with so information, notifications and all types of distractions.

Being A Creative Generalist

Being a Creative Generalist jorge barba

James Taylor, who hosts a very popular podcast about creativity and innovation interviewed me recently. We talked about Being a Creative Generalist, which is a topic I’m excited and advocate about. As both a Generalist and advocate of Generalists, I’ve written about this topic quite often because it’s very important to me that people nurture their ability to reinvent themselves and thus develop their full potential.

Why You Hate Your Job (And How To Fix It)

why do people hate their jobsIf you ever get to collaborate with me (I wrote a User Manual to Jorge Barba if you’re interested), know that one of my pet peeves is limitations; I hate being fit into a box. For me, limits and fears are just an illusion. So, I approach everything with a sense of possibility rather than a sense of “this is how it is”.

It All Starts With A Provocative Question

all brilliant answers start with questions

It’s not unusual that we get stuck in situations where we’re not able to find a way forward and feel like we’ve exhausted all options. In these situations we struggle, get stressed out and block ourselves from exploring other options. What do you do to get unstuck? 

Mapping Innovation with Greg Satell

Mapping Innovation Every Business Manager asks itself the same key strategic question about how to approach innovation: what do I do?

Having gone through the experience of having to figure out an answer to that question Greg Satell, the author of the very popular blog Digital Tonto, wrote his new book Mapping Innovation: A Playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age to help Managers do the same.

The Courage to Ask

kobe bryant courage to ask

You might not know that I’m a big basketball fan. Along with the UFC, it’s the sport I follow the most. So, every once in a while I’ll find interesting lessons that apply to my “better your best” mindset. For example, during this year’s playoffs Isaiah Thomas, point guard of the Boston Celtics, reached out to NBA legend Kobe Bryant for some help on studying film. Kobe Bryant, as we’ve seen before, was obsessive about offense and defense during his playing days and is one of the reasons why he’s an all-time great.

3 Key Criteria of Disruptive Innovation

Just a few hours before sitting down to write this post I was in a meeting were a group of people pitched themselves as disruptive, they aren’t, but people on the other end of the table soaked it all in. Why? One, the misconception and another is disruption is good PR, there isn’t a day that goes by where some new upstart describes itself or is described as disruptive.

The truth is not all innovation is disruptive. How can you tell what has the potential to be disruptive?