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
Good will, 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 […]Read More A Good Time for Good Will
I’m not a hospital administrator or the owner of a clinic, yet over my lifetime I’ve had to hire at least three dozen doctors. They’ve been medical advisors, surgical ‘fixers’, and those who have risen to the job of ushering my family through life’s transitions: beginning, middle, and end. For most of my life, I’ve […]Read More How to Hire a Doctor
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
The near-complete annihilation of privacy can be a terrible thing. But when it happens between two people, the result is an extraordinary reward called ‘falling in love.’ So why, then, are we seeing such an uproar about something that – under the right circumstances – we are so willing to surrender? Perhaps the current conversation […]Read More Privacy, Data, Trust, and Love
I remember reading an article another scientist sent me, essentially describing some research in the Netherlands. They conducted three experiments, putting Dutch university students in different scenarios designed to make them feel either dominant or subordinate in ‘rank’. They were then asked to perform thinking tasks, such as solving puzzles. The ‘powerless’ ones had trouble […]Read More Warning: Powerlessness May Be Dangerous to Your Brain – and Your Business
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?