Humanity and Business

Can an organization be built on individuality with a focus on bringing humanity back to business? I think so. The modern day corporation was developed to build ‘stuff’.  To build ‘stuff’, organization was needed.  To keep the organization flowing, management was needed.  Management created processes, procedures, flowcharts, operational efficiencies, human resources, etc etc etc. Many … Read more Humanity and Business

Seth Godin – You’re Boring

I read Seth Godin‘s post titled “You’re Boring” the other day and shrugged my shoulders.  OK Seth…most companies and products ARE boring…what’s new? Products have always been boring.  So have companies. I found myself bored with Seth after reading his “You’re Boring” post.  In the post, he writes: You don’t get unboring for free. Remarkable … Read more Seth Godin – You’re Boring

Another lesson from Photography

Image via Wikipedia Tracie and I spent Good Friday at the Dallas Arboretum (jump over to my photoblog – OneFour Photography – for some photos).  The trip was enjoyable and relaxing….we spent a few hours roaming around taking photos and enjoying the scenery. While there, I noticed quite a few other folks taking photos….some were … Read more Another lesson from Photography

Innovation and Outsourcing – Do they go together?

According to a research report released by The Hackett Group, and reported by Financial Week, they don’t. The Financial Week article, titled “Customers say innovation not part of outsourcers’ services“, describes The Hackett Group’s research.  A few excerpts: In a new study, the Hackett Group, a consulting and advisory firm, found that businesses that have … Read more Innovation and Outsourcing – Do they go together?

I finally read “Good To Great”

For the longest time, I’ve put off reading “Good to Great” by Jim Collins but finally decided to pick it up. Have you ever realized that your perception was completely wrong about something and felt like a fool?  Well..that’s what happened to me while reading this book. I’ve always been wary of the book and … Read more I finally read “Good To Great”

Tyler Durden on Innovation

Do you know who Tyler Durden is? (hint: Brad Pitt played him in Fight Club). Lateral Action posted Tyler Durden’s 8 Rules of Innovation recently (hat tip to Ma.tt).  Surprisingly, they make a lot of sense. If I had to pick a favorite, it’d be: Sticking feathers up your butt doesn’t make you a chicken. … Read more Tyler Durden on Innovation