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Failing Is Learning; Fail Fast to Learn Faster
It was Thomas Edison, inventor of the lightbulb and other mainstays of the modern world, who said, "I haven't failed, I've just found ten thousand ways that don't work." This concept is lost on many in the information age, unfortunately. Because of the immediacy with which we receive both positive and negative feedback from our peers now, when w...
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Collaboration in Times of Need
Ford Motor Company is known for gems such as the GT500, burly trucks like the F-250 Super Duty, and daily drivers such as the Ford Escape with its storage capacity and car-like gas mileage. On a more technologically innovative front, Ford even recently moved into the fully electric vehicle market with the debut of its Mach-E SUV, a similar desig...
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A Battle of the Ages: Millennials and Baby Boomers
When one thinks of a battle, it is a display of physical prowess, such as a UFC fight or a boxing match. However, in this case, this is a current battle that is far less physical and more personal, and it has more long-term issues than we realize. We refer to the constant battle between young and old: the millennials and the baby boomers. Endin...
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Complacency Stunts Innovation
Complacency is often mistaken for stability, the feeling you've "made it" and now you can sit back and revel in what you've built. However, that ideology carries far more pitfalls than we realize. Complacency is even more detrimental in the environment we live in today, dominated by exponential digital disruption. It's essential to eliminate com...
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Agility and Anticipation--A Vital Partnership
While exponential change is always moving, businesses and even whole industries traditionally move slower than they should, often finding themselves disrupted and working hard at being agile alone. During the Coronavirus pandemic, all industries were disrupted in one way or another, many having to close their doors for the time being and forfeit...
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Collaborate With a Strategic Alliance to Find Success
Traditionally, the concept of success through collaboration in the business world has been focused on eliminating competition to find success in ways that benefit the industry the competitors share. However, during the coronavirus pandemic of 2020, success through collaboration was redefined when two tech giants, Apple and Google, collaborated o...
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Is Success A Big Limitation?
I once gave a commencement speech where I made a comment that took the parents and graduates completely by surprise. I said, "I don't want you to try to live a successful life; it will limit you, as success is only about you and the accolades on your wall. Instead, live a significant life. Significance is about what you do for everyone else....
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Which Trends Can You Trust?
Mention the word "trend" in a group setting and you'll find that most will shrug it off, the reason being that the word "trend" has a negative connotation to it, causing trends to be considered untrustworthy. Having an avoidance relationship with trends of any kind based on this aura can be a significant mistake in your career. Some trends are s...
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Is the "New Normal" We Face a Soft Trend?
There will always be certainties about the future that we simply cannot change. Some are rather obvious, such as the reality that spring will always follow winter, summer follows spring, and fall follows summer. There are other future certainties that have nothing to do with the seasons, and that we all can agree we look forward to. One examp...
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Company-Wide Innovation Is an Anticipatory Imperative
If you were to ask anyone in your organization to outline their daily responsibilities, you'd likely get a list that includes position titles rather than responsibilities, like sales or information technology. But what about something more crucial to the overall goals of the organization, like innovation? It is likely that employees don't...
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