Ideas

When your startup just won’t pivot. Hint: It ain’t your startup’s fault.

Most entrepreneurial dreams start out the same way — a kernel of an idea meets initial exploration of market need with a few conversations, followed by months of development, self-funding, promotion and ultimately stagnation. Why? Because we’re just too damn rigid to pivot. Why admit that our beautiful product, service or experience just hasn’t found …

Who knows what’s good and what’s bad?

[chapter below is from Zen Golf – Mastering the Mental Game – by Dr. Joseph Parent] Long ago, there was an old farmer living on the outskirts of a little village. He was quite poor, possessing only a small piece of land, a small house in which he lived with his only son, and one horse. One …

Why tiny actions deserve BIG recognition

Every company, of every kind, runs on one ingredient — human capital. From the entry-level analyst at an investment firm, to a mid level regional sales manager at a consumer products chain, to even the upper echelon of a C-suite executive at a Fortune 500 firm — the DNA where culture is sowed, and profits are harvested, …

The Future of Work, disrupted by Design Thinking

“We see our customers as invited guests to a party, and we are the hosts. It’s our job every day to make every important aspect of the customer experience a little bit better.” ~ Jeff Bezos What exactly is a customer experience, and when does it start and end? If we take a moment to zoom out …

Millennial Investing – is our myopic investment thesis affecting ROI?

As a Millennial, now turning 33, I, along with 75 million fellow U.S. Millennials have finally arrived in our growth-focused 30s. No longer 22 and care-free, degree holding, free spirited youths, we now have an objective – namely to “set ourselves up” for our 40s and beyond. In that thread, we have evolved into career …