Would you be missed? Would I?

What would happen if you stopped everything you do online? What if you stopped: Blogging Tweeting Facebooking (is that a word?) Linking Commenting Interacting What would happen?  Would anyone miss you? Would your clients?  Your Community? If the answer is ‘yes’…do you know that for sure? If the answer is ‘no’, what can you do […]

Time for a Mid Year Review

2009 is half over and its been a pretty good year so far. What’s transpired this year? In February, I put my consulting practice on hold to join the Boy Scouts of America full time after working with them for 1.5 years as a consultant.  Previous to starting full-time, I’d been leading the Sitecore Content […]

Beware of the Linear Thinking Trap

One of the most visited posts on this blog is titled “The Problem(s) with Linear Thinking“.   That one post makes up for a good amount of monthly visitors from people doing a google search for ‘linear thinking‘.  Do that search yourself and you’ll see that post in the top 3 (if not #1). Why is […]

Book Review: The Element

I just finished reading The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything and have to say that I really enjoyed it. While the book spends a little too much time in the realm of ‘celebrity worship’ (i.e., there are LOT of celebrities that have found ‘the element’ apparently), the book is still a very good […]

You’re doing it wrong!

You’re doing it wrong! I hate when people tell me that. Who are they to tell me how to do something? OK…OK…there are times when ‘right’ and ‘wrong’ make sense. Driving a car. Flying a plane.  Connecting electric lines. Things like this do have right and wrong ways. If I’m taking a picture, who’s to […]

Creative Thinking or Lateral Thinking?

Mark McGuinness over at Lateral Action has a great post titled “Is Lateral Thinking Necessary for Creativity?“…this post is a well thought out argument against the idea that lateral thinking is required for creativity. I won’t go into the details of Mark’s post but I wanted to highlight this passage: He [Robert Weisberg] argues that […]

Resolutions for 2009

My wife just asked me what my resolutions were for 2009.  I normally don’t do ‘resolutions’ but the question, and the many blog posts about resolutions, started me thinking. What is it about the changing of the ‘year’ that gets people into the mindset of making resolutions to do things differently in the ‘new year’? […]

Think Better

The last book from my ‘vacation reading list” is Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking by Tim Hurson. Some of you may remember a brief mention of this book in a post titled “Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking“. This is a very interesting book full of great information….kudos go to the author for […]

Critical Thinking vs Creative Thinking

I just started reading “Think Better: An Innovator’s Guide to Productive Thinking” by Tim Hurson. I just started Chapter 3 and have become amazed that I hadn’t thought about the difference between Critical Thinking and Creative Thinking….even though I’ve blogged about the subject in the past (see The Problem(s) with Linear Thinking, Critical Thinking Definitions, […]