Monthly Archives: October 2013

The Five Monkeys Experiment (with a new lesson)

Consider yourself lucky if you ever get the opportunity to hear Eddie Obeng give a talk. My first introduction to him was a video of his TED talk on “Smart failure for a fast-changing world”. This week at JiveWorld, he … Continue reading

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Lessons from a dolphin trainer for any manager or parent

Despite my experience raising five kids aged 3 to 18, I’ve been using ineffective parenting techniques for a very long time. As Einstein might have said, I’ve been insane. In trying to shape my children’s behavior, I’ve been doing the same … Continue reading

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A different kind of corporate networking event

There we were, over 100 of us, gathered at a networking event. And it struck me that people have been holding these kinds of events, in the same format, for perhaps 50 or even 100 years.  Groups of 10 sat … Continue reading

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36 times an hour

“It’s terrible,” she said. “I can’t focus any more. I can’t even read a book.” I was talking with a smart, successful woman who’s an investment analyst, and we were talking about how she works. The best times to do … Continue reading

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