Writing and Sales

Writing and Sales

I believe there are two skills EVERYBODY should work on regardless of their title or role: writing and sales. Writing I think writing is the ultimate self challenge. It is a way for you to argue with yourself and work out your ideas so that other people can understand them. When you sit there looking…

Bored Time

Bored Time

I wish I was bored more often. Sometimes I make time just to be bored. It is getting harder and harder in our connected world to be bored though and I think it is detrimental to our creativity. When our brains are constantly being stimulated, there is no break to digest the information. As soon…

Questionstorming

Questionstorming

I believe a great question is more valuable than a great idea. Questions open up discussions while ideas constrain them. Ideas certainly have their place but they also tend to use heuristics  based on what has been done before and what is possible. Questions don’t care about any of that. Questions let us dream. A…

What an Opportunity

What an Opportunity

There are two ways to look at change; you can try to fight it or you can say “what an opportunity”. Blockbuster fought to keep late fees and physical stores because that is who they were. What if they would have saw the competition from Netflix and said “what an opportunity to reduce overhead and…

Gorilla Marketing

Gorilla Marketing

You’re probably familiar with this video but if not, take a minute to watch it before proceeding to the rest of this post The good news is that our brains are really good at focusing on a task. If we want to look for something specific and filter out all other noise, we can do…