Josh Linkner

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Instead of your glass half-full, try it completely empty
"If you view the glass as half-full, you're an optimist," the old saying goes. "But if you see it half-empty, you're a flat-out pessimist." We take this metaphor to be a truism, pushing ourselves to see our cups as full as possible. But what if we'd be better off with a completely empty cup? It reminds me of the famous parable: A university prof...
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Where's Your What-If?
Spending a good chunk of my days researching human creativity, I landed on a strange phenomenon. What-if questions, one of the hallmark techniques of innovation, can also serve to extinguish imagination depending on where they are used. Oddly, the same framework can both ignite creativity or quell it, subject to where it is placed in the inventi...
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The Often-Overlooked Step That Can Boost the Quality of Your Work
We generally think that a great work product – especially an artistic effort – is imagined, conceived, and launched simultaneously. But the notion that a single, smart idea can immediately turn into a brilliant final version has the same logic flaw of a newborn baby popping out of the womb with a college degree. In fact, one of the most importan...
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Random Acts of Creativity
It turns out, this past Saturday was National Creativity Day. Who knew? While I think it's terrific that we have a holiday to celebrate the universal human gift of imagination, it made me think that everyday should really be National Creativity Day. We've been led to believe that for something to count as creative, it has to be a masterpiece. A ...
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In Case of Emergency, Break Glass
As each day of economic free fall continues, many of us are struggling to figure out what to do next. Whole industries such as professional sports, corporate conventions, and vacation travel have been frozen in time with no full thaw in sight. There are certainly some of us that need to embrace the most dramatic solution - to break the glass in ...
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Transcript Josh Linkner - Creative Quarantine
TRANSCRIPT: Brian Lord: Hi, I'm Brian Lord, your host to the Beyond Speaking podcast and today we have on a proud, creative troublemaker, Josh Linkner. So Josh has been the founder and CEO of five tech companies that sold for a combined value of over two hundred million. He's the author of four books, including The New York Times bestseller D...
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How a Llama Could Conquer COVID-19
As frustration continues and economic fallout mounts, we're all getting stir crazy. When will our normal lives resume? How will our economy recover? What will be the long-term fallout of coronavirus? How soon can we expect a vaccine? World leaders and scientists scramble to answer these questions while billions of people wait, lives on hold. Nea...
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Redefine These 8 Words to Reimagine Your Future
Too often, the words we use tell a hidden - an incorrect - story. Certain words are loaded with preconceptions that may inhibit our ability to win, grow, and thrive. Nine such words have long bothered me, having witnessed their ability to block potential and dampen enthusiasm. Let's look at these eight trigger words, and explore how a redefiniti...
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The Ultimate Customer Experience
With glimpses of hope that our economy will reopen in the coming months, it's time to start thinking about our businesses in a post-pandemic landscape. How will the world change? How will your industry be different? How will you adapt to the new circumstances? The sheer volume of unknowns can feel overwhelming, making it difficult to even know w...
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How One Musician Used a Quarantine to Become a Legend
When first hitting the scene, the now legendary Charlie "Yardbird" Parker was described as mediocre at best. His music seemed undisciplined, out of control, and fraught with mistakes. Like most musicians, Parker practiced regularly but was struggling to achieve major improvements in his playing. How, then, did Charlie Parker become the master th...
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