Our chief want is someone who will inspire us to be what we know we could be.– Ralph Waldo Emerson
Two Quote Tuesday / What Do A Social Anthroplogist...
“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. The fears are paper tigers. You can do anything you decide to do. You can act to change and control your life; and the procedure, the process is its own reward.” - Robyn Davidson “Two people…staring at each other and wondering who’s going to make the first move. Two people being nice to each...
Ninja vs. Samurai - A Somewhat Unfair Portrayal
TYCOON: N. A business magnate, sometimes referred to as a mogul, baron, or industrialist, is a partially informal term used to refer to a person who has reached a prominent place in a particular industry or set of industries. The word Tycoon is derived from the Japanese word Taikun, a title given to Shogun meaning ‘Great Monarch.’ Shogun is a military rank and historical...
In a business world that’s more uncertain than ever it pays to be able to...– CNN.com, On Improvisation for Business.
Two Quote Tuesday / What do Winston Churchill and...
“If you’re going through hell, keep going.” - Winston Churchill “But my heart keeps pushing me backwards As I jump aboard that 747 Riding high, but with a tear in my eye You got to go through hell before you get to heaven…” - Paul Pena, “Jet Airliner” Note: Paul Pena wrote and originally recorded Steve Miller’s hit, “Jet...
As Steel Sharpens Steel.
There’s a lot of information packed into this article regarding the ongoing influence we humans have on each other; Two Is the Magic Number - A New Science of Creativity, the introduction to a series about creative pairs (first up: Lennon & McCartney) from Slate.com. Rarely have I read an article that spoke to so many of my passions at once. As a father, improviser, and all-around...
The best executive is the one who has sense enough to pick good men to do what...– Theodore Roosevelt
Two Quote Tuesday / What do an ancient Roman poet...
“Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents, which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” - Horace “All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles, have strengthened me…You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing for you.” - Walt Disney
We, The Consumer.
I’ve spent a fair amount of time discussing the power of improvisation for business. I’ve focused, in this blog, at least, on improv’s power to transform internal communication, culture and the ideation process. To my shame I’ve ignored improvisation’s power to enhance a company’s customer interface capabilities. Humblest apologies. Social media (Vimeo,...
Delegating work works, provided the one delegating works, too.– Robert Half
Two Quote Tuesday / What do Del Close and...
“Where do the really best laughs come from? Terrific connections made intellectually, or terrific revelations made emotionally.” - Del Close “It would be a terrific innovation if you could get your mind to stretch a little further than the next wisecrack.” - Katharine Hepburn
If you want to tell people the truth, make them laugh, otherwise they’ll...– Oscar Wilde