David Blaine is a magician who has done amazing, death-defying things. He was buried alive in New York City in a coffin for a week living on nothing but water. He froze himself in a block of ice for three days and three nights. He stood on top of a hundred-foot pillar for 36 hours, … Continue reading A Magic Lesson
Month: May 2017
Does your business really want to help people?
I recently saw an interview with Adam Lowry, who, along with Neil Renninger, founded Ripple Foods, the makers of Ripple plant-based milk. In the interview, Fowler said they created their product because they wanted to help people. This simple reason for existing might not seem like a big deal but it really stuck with me. … Continue reading Does your business really want to help people?
Getting Your Business Aligned to the Real Business of Business.
A key to success in business or almost any organizational endeavor is alignment, and by alignment I mean everyone on the team being tuned to one objective, a common goal. In sports, it is typically winning, and more specifically winning a championship. I can’t imagine any sports team that wouldn’t list that as their ultimate … Continue reading Getting Your Business Aligned to the Real Business of Business.
Embrace the Unnecessary
One could say that art is, from a survival perspective, unnecessary. I mean, if you are stuck on a mountain in a blizzard with little food or shelter, you're probably not thinking about art, yet art is what gives life most of its spice, its wonder, and its inspiration. In the business world, there is … Continue reading Embrace the Unnecessary