“Nomads at Last” – Redux
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“Nomads at Last” – Redux

It’s January 2020.  I have just made a pitch to the corporate big-wigs for a way to reduce their real-estate costs (premises including rent and utilities), their corporate travel costs, even their carbon footprint using the latest telephony and collaborative applications.  I postulate that they will even see an increase in productivity while improving their…

State of Readiness; Brian Strobel – VP of Corporate Quality at Sierra Nevada Corporation
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State of Readiness; Brian Strobel – VP of Corporate Quality at Sierra Nevada Corporation

Today I invite to State of Readiness, Brian Strobel who is the VP of Corporate Quality at Sierra Nevada Corporation (the aerospace company, not the beer guys) and author of the upcoming book, “Pursuing Excellence: A Values-Based, Systems Approach to Help Companies Become More Resilient” (2021), in addition to his previous book, “Leading Change from Within: A…

The Age of Accelerating Strategy Breakthroughs
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The Age of Accelerating Strategy Breakthroughs

Several months into a global pandemic, leading organizations are redefining expectations of what is possible. Consider how offices around the world shifted virtually overnight to digitally enabled remote work. Grocery retailers and restaurants rolled out new pickup and delivery services. Hospitals rapidly expanded telehealth options. Automakers, apparel makers, and mobile phone assemblers retooled on the…

IS SUCCESS A BIG LIMITATION?
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IS SUCCESS A BIG LIMITATION?

I was giving a commencement speech a number of years ago at a university where several students were getting their degrees of varying levels, and I could tell my first comment took the parents as well as many of the graduates completely by surprise. I said, “I don’t want you to try to live a…

The Paradox of Efficiency
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The Paradox of Efficiency

The world has become obsessed with making things more efficient, better faster, smaller, cheaper.  Has our never ending quest for more and more efficiency actually had an adverse effect on us all? This fascinating talk by historian Edward Tenner unpacks the many promises and dangers that arise in our quest for  efficiency and provides seven…