In this lifetime, our job is to develop ourselves into functioning adults. Freud defined that level of maturity as the ability to do two things: to love and to work. It’s become increasingly clear to me that it is not enough to understand ourselves. And, it is not enough to understand another person. To be […]Read More The Declaration of Interdependence: Basic Ideas
Every year for the past nine, I’ve spent a few days mid-Autumn with the amazing Ray Wang, founder of Constellation Research, his team of analysts and staff, and as diverse an array of executives as you find at this sort of event, mostly global innovation, tech, and digital leaders. I always leave with more questions […]Read More The Declaration of Interdependence: An Introduction
Once upon a time, I had to learn how to make a video. It was important, so I spent a few minutes with a very helpful guy at the Apple store, learning the ins and outs of iMovie. (If you know me, you know I never RTFM. I’m that kind of techie…) So technically speaking, […]Read More Leading Into the Light
Election Day will be here soon. Wherever you live, you’ll probably be asked a few ballot questions along with your selection of candidates for whatever job openings there are. Yours might be about your willingness to fund some project or change some tradition or underwrite some new bureaucracy. Did you ever notice that these Election […]Read More What if We Gave an Election and No One Came?
I still do a lot of speaking, and sometimes I recycle words, phrases, and even sentences I’ve used before. So, in preparation for a private event, I was looking for a speech I gave a long time ago and found this instead. It seems timely for now and right here. It was taken from a […]Read More Still Speaking Up – and Out
If you’re starting here, you might want to roll back a couple of episodes for the full context, but all my thinking about how the Internet of Things, the Future of Work, and Sex, Drugs, and Rock & Roll all interrelate started with a DisrupTV guest spot, during which hosts Ray Wang and Vala Afshar […]Read More The Future of Work: Fact or Fantasy?
I guested on DisrupTV a few weeks ago, with the always amazing Ray Wang – @rwang0 to his zillions of Twitter fans, and the equally futuristic Vala Afshar, aka @ValaAfshar. Their podcasts live here. This wasn’t our first pony ride, so I knew they’d want to know what I was up to and what I’d want […]Read More IoT, FoW, Sex, Drug Alternatives and Rock & Roll – and Podcasting
Goodwill, I’ve learned from colleagues who practice the mysterious art of business valuation, is not an easy thing to quantify. There are standard guidelines, but each seems to have a unique recipe or method for assigning a number to intangible assets, and sometimes they even agree. But not often. Especially when they are on opposite […]Read More A Good Time for Good Will
I love getting a question that my immediate reaction to is probably not what the asker is expecting. This one is my favorite Quora questions to date… First, an explanation for those who don’t know where the term ‘ghosting’ comes from. (Don’t feel bad, I didn’t know what it was till way after I was […]Read More Do bad bosses and employers deserve to be ghosted by employees?
I get accused of making pronouncements a lot, but I’m okay with that, because the accusation is so often followed by a plaintive sigh, quickly followed by ‘if I had only done what you said…’ Then I get told a sad, and thoroughly unnecessary, tale of miscommunication, misdirection, and just plain misery. That’s the frustrating […]Read More The Ten Commandments of Coaching