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I Have a Dream…And Sometimes That’s All You Need
I Have a Dream…And Sometimes That’s All You Need

Every once in a while stretching your metaphorical legs out on Facebook and LinkedIn by sharing your views (in a wordier fashion than the 140-character limit) launches you in unexpected, but unbelievably rewarding directions. My article on 'The Art & Science of Doing Nothing’ serves as one example. Frank Boon, an expert on finding your passion, came across that article and one enthusiastic email and a...

It’s All Been Done Before: How to Turn Unoriginal Ideas Into Breakthroughs
It’s All Been Done Before: How to Turn Unoriginal Ideas Into Breakthroughs

Many of us want to start our own business, or practice, or even simply deliver value in a way that has never been delivered before. And the public arena we wish to venture into is filled with reports of new undertakings. These reports, however, tend to lean in one distinct direction. We mostly read about the trailblazers and pioneers who’ve pushed the boundaries of the market...

The future of work?
The future of work?

History as a predictor of future outcomes? Cliodynamics may be a new discipline, but drawing on data that describes what happened in the past to anticipate what will happen next is not exactly novel. From risk management, to medical sciences the past often serves as a reliable predictor of future. Five years ago I started applying this transdisciplinary approach to an area to which we dedicate about a...

How to Turn Your Boss’ Flaws Into Your Own Leadership Superpowers
How to Turn Your Boss’ Flaws Into Your Own Leadership Superpowers

We are detectives of genius when it comes to pointing out the flaws in others. But there’s real wisdom in understanding how people that irritate or upset us, hold a mirror for the qualities within ourselves that it would benefit us to strengthen. Almost certainly, you’ve got a bone to pick with your boss. The reason why your boss gets under your skin is that he...

When employees have an opinion, fire them
When employees have an opinion, fire them

Just as Google engineer James Damore was getting sacked this month for a controversial memo he wrote 3 1/2 years ago, I was finalizing a controversial book I started writing at approximately the same time. Damore’s memo expressed critical views of the company's diversity efforts. In response to social media’s uprising about freedom of speech, echoed by a handful of female engineers, Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO,...

How the Google Memo Shows What is Needed to Break the Dry Spell…
How the Google Memo Shows What is Needed to Break the Dry Spell…

At a company where employees hop-on and off the boat at the rate of tourists on a sightseeing city cruise, why has one ex-Googler caused a public uproar? Is the Google Memo case really just about one company's battle with an unruly former engineer turned bitter? Or is it an omen of a revolution in the making? Both, the Google Memo, Damore’s @Fired4Truth movement, as well...

Confessions of a Millennial: Part 1
Confessions of a Millennial: Part 1

This writing is largely in response to the statements made by Simon Sinek (author of "Start with Why") in a much-revered speech where he articulates a closure on “The Millennial Question." I’ve learned to generally be careful with anyone who offers closure. A bid of final answers is usually a red flag that someone is doling out a covert sales pitch. When we speak of Millennials, we...