Josh Linkner News & Updates
Recent Updates

June 19, 2023

The Brain Science of Becoming More Creative

When we hear stories about iconic leaders like's founder Marc Benioff, or widely celebrated virtuosos like Lin-Manuel Miranda for that matter, we immediately...
Read More
July 31, 2022

New Thinking for the New Era of Business

Albert Einstein famously noted, "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used when we created them." In our post-COVID world of skyrocketing inflation,...
Read More
July 24, 2022

When an Astronaut Needs a Pen

Ever get stuck on a problem, only to realize you’re solving for the wrong thing? That’s exactly what happened when the rocket scientists at NASA were trying to make astronauts’...
Read More
July 17, 2022

How Shake Shack Drives Innovation

Do you prefer the crispy mozzarella, tempura watercress, and black garlic mayonnaise cheeseburger or the pumpkin mustard, bacon, cranberries, and sage hot dog? For something...
Read More
July 10, 2022

Lady Gaga's Secret to Creativity

Just before she won the Academy Award for Best Original Song, I watched Lady Gaga dazzle the live audience with a pitch perfect performance of her hit "Shallow." From her stage...
Read More
July 03, 2022

Creativity: Does Size Matter?

For some reason, we've been taught that for creativity and innovation to count they need to have a magnitude the size of the 1989 San Francisco earthquake. As you may recall,...
Read More
June 26, 2022

The Lexicon of Creativity

There's more confusion around the meaning of the word innovation than the chaos at the airline ticket counter after a cancelled flight. Is there a difference between creativity,...
Read More
June 05, 2022

Correct the Overcorrect

When the misguided leaders at Enron, Tyco and Worldcom committed fraud and marred their shareholders with huge losses, the Securities and Exchange Commission rightfully swooped...
Read More
May 29, 2022

Learning to Color

Fact: Creativity has become the most needed skill in business. It's gone from a nice-to-have to becoming mission-critical. Fact: Creativity is a learnable skill. All humans have...
Read More
May 22, 2022


As kids, we go out to play. Later in life, we play sports or play music. But then, in sharp contrast, we leave our homes each day and go to work. The term “work” implies...
Read More
May 08, 2022

If You Want to be a Leader, Start Acting Like One

People are constantly asking me for advice on how to get promoted. They want to move up the ranks at their company, take on more responsibility, and expand their spheres of...
Read More
May 01, 2022

An Inside Job

The New Normal. Unprecedented. Great Resignation. Ugh. We're all sick and tired of these COVID-inspired buzzwords, and even more frustrated having to actually navigate their...
Read More
Total Pages: 21