October 30, 2012
The True Definition of Comedy


"Comedy is simply a funny way of being serious." - Peter Ustinov

Clarence Darrow chimes in

Quotes on humor and playfulness
The Daily Show

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October 25, 2012
The Kindness-At-Work Manifesto

This just in! We're here for just a little while. No one gets out of here alive. Not even Donald Trump. So while you're here, remember to be kind and go beyond judgment, blame, and impatience -- especially when things start getting stressed out. Like on-the-job.

Here's my inspired rant on the subject, just published in The Huffington Post.

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Super Cool TED Remix

Edutainment to the max! Go full screen. Turn up the volume.

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October 24, 2012
100 Awesome Quotes on What It Really Takes to Innovate

cool quotes
on what
it really
to innovate.
of these
to get
Just published
in the
Huffington Post.

My others posts there.
Idea Champions

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October 20, 2012
100 Simple Ways to Be More Creative On the Job

Wizard wiht light bearing wand.jpg

Here's the deal:
You are creative.
Really. I mean it.
You are.
Maybe you know it.
Maybe you don't know it.
But the fact remains:
you are creative.
Unfortunately, your creativity
doesn't always
show up on the job.
Work environments
tend to subvert creativity
and make it hard to access.
If this sounds familiar,
my newest article in
The Huffington Post
will be useful to you. Enjoy!

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October 16, 2012
Create 'Til You're Blue in the Face


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Our clients
What they say about us

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October 13, 2012
56 Reasons Why Most Corporate Innovation Initiatives Fail

If you
want to
create a
culture of
begin by
becoming aware
of the possible
detours along the way.
Click below
for 56
reasons why
most corporate
innovation initiatives
a new
article of mine
in the
Huffington Post.

(And yes, it's still possible)

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October 11, 2012
Social Media Without Electricity


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October 10, 2012
The Cult of Monetization

This just in
from the
Huffington Post!
My rant on
how not everything
needs to be monetized!
Especially blogs.
Yes, it is possible
for a blog
to just be a blog,
not a cash cow
not a profit center,
not an income stream
not a money maker,
not Groucho's cigar.
Just a blog.
You will not be billed
for reading this

More on this here
More on that there

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October 06, 2012
How to Create an Idea Factory


Want to see your BIG IDEAS manifest more than they do? Check out my most recent article in the Huffington Post. The solution has less to do with your ideas than it does your support team.

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October 03, 2012
14 Ways to Go Beyond the Email Blues

Get too many emails?
Sick and tired
of sorting through them?
Want to jump start
an email etiquette revolution?
Here's your starter kit
my email liberation rant
just published
in the Huffington Post.

(Yes, you can forward it to others and still honor what it's all about).


Why You Don't Get Your Best Ideas at Work
Innovation From the Inside Out

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October 02, 2012
Brilliance is a Volume Business


By the way, not every composition of Mozart's was a winner. Even Einstein had some bogus theories. And when Michelangelo was asked how he made the David, he simply replied "I got rid of everything that wasn't."

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