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NEWS BREAK:  Small Companies Are TRANSFORMERS!

NEWS BREAK: Small Companies Are TRANSFORMERS!

The Idea:  Gone are the days of big companies outperforming the small. Today, most industries are being shaped by emerging smaller and mid-sized organizations, many of which out-innovate competitors that are much larger and more powerful.  According to an IRI report... read more
CPG’s Talent Deficit

CPG’s Talent Deficit

I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious. - Albert Einstein. The Idea:  I’m pissed.  I have two sons that are smart, open-minded, and very hard workers.   One just graduated from University of Michigan, while my younger son... read more
Simplify

Simplify

Simplicity is the glory of expression-  Walt Whitman The Idea: A recent Quartz article about the genius of Elon Musk sources a proverbial story about Richard Feynman and how he viewed life.   Feynman was a scientist, teacher, storyteller, and musician. ... read more
I Have A Question

I Have A Question

Dreaming is an act of pure imagination, attesting in all men a creative power, which if it were available in waking, would make every man a Dante or Shakespeare. Frederick Henry HedgeThe Idea:  There’s a famous study conducted by a Dr.... read more
Are You Intrapreneurial?

Are You Intrapreneurial?

"Dreamers who do.”   - Gifford Pinchot IIIThe idea: The most successful disruptive thinkers and innovators operate under a different set of rules. They often create their own norms, transforming culture and anything in its surrounding area. The idea merchants of... read more
The ULTIMATE Public Speaking Mistake

The ULTIMATE Public Speaking Mistake

The Idea:  Public presentations are nerve-racking – at times, even scary.  What’s the biggest public speaking mistake most people make?  To quote Bruce Springsteen, “You must learn to inhabit your song.”  When you inhabit your message, you become believable. Springsteen... read more
Amazon’s “Day 1” Mindset

Amazon’s “Day 1” Mindset

The best customer service is if the customer doesn't need to call you, doesn't need to talk to you. It just works. - Jeff Bezos The Idea:  We have recently been hit by a cultural tsunami, creating massive displacement of everything in its... read more
The Art of Higher Level  Partnerships

The Art of Higher Level  Partnerships

The Idea:  Elevating a relationship isn't something you do. It's a result of everything you've done. Most people aren't looking for highly differentiated solutions; they are looking for reliability, results, and trust. Yet, too often we spend time in transactional discussions versus... read more
Self-Deception

Self-Deception

The Idea: “We gather information (selectively), interpret it (prejudicially), and recall it (unreliably).”  In his book, Triggers, executive coach Marshall Goldsmith had 86,000 leaders worldwide grade their performance. The results are shocking.70% of leaders believe they are in the... read more
Wow

Wow

The Idea: “There are lots of bad reasons to start a company. But there is only one good one: to change the world.”   That was the idea that opened the third annual New General Market Summit, co-produced by Drug Store... read more
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