Innovation Generation: Insights Learned from Nick D’Aloisio

He has been all over the news the past week. It is a story we find amazing. Nick D’Aloisio, a 17-year old, sold his company, Summly, to Yahoo for an estimated $30 million. It is the American dream of innovation. Today, it is a global dream, as Nick lives in London and will join the…

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Unstuck: Dancing in the Puddles of Life and Possibility

I always remember those times after a rain. Our yard was filled with an assortment of mud puddles, and it was time to go out and have some fun. It was without a care in the world in which we began jumping in the puddles. Water was flying everywhere, and it didn’t matter. It was…

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How Twitter Inspired My First eBook

Last week, I made available my first ebook – Your Glass of Life: Growing. Social media instigated it. Although my life and thoughts are in the words, it came together by getting involved with Twitter and engaging fully in what this community offers. Here is the story of how Your Glass of Life came together….

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Run Against the Grain – 3 Insights

I decided to run the other way. There is an odd thing in outdoor sports. People riding bikes don’t like drivers. People running think bikers believe they own the trails. Walkers who walk side-by-side with 3 or more people, well… need I say more! This isn’t the point though. To keep some bikers happy, I ran in…

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An Idea Realization Process – Second Round

After last week’s post on moving an idea from concept to success, there was an excellent comment left by Joe Sanchez. His comment led me to think more about the process. Specifically, this part caught my attention: “Accommodation is the consideration of new ideas and insights that contribute to change actions associated with innovation. Dennis…

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Moving Ideas

After last Saturday’s #IdeaChat, I am amazed by the engaging, inspiring community present. It is an invigorating experience! Before the dust of the conversation sets and brushes off, a few thoughts linger, and they turn practical. What is the process that takes an idea and moves it to success? We struck at many elements, but…

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How Do You Know When One Idea Is Worth Pursuing Over Another?

“Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.”  John Steinbeck One of the great things about being human is that we generate ideas. The ability to imagine and create is core to our being. Ideas power advancements. Ideas propel our society forward….

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Life Risks in 2×2: How Do You Plot Risk?

Life risks happen all the time. How we approach them defines the outcomes of each risk we take. The Life Risk 2×2 Matrix provides a way to think about it and engage.

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Writing, My New Friend

Writing is a good friend, familiar in many ways and unfamiliar in others. Combined, writing moves me forward… brightly renewed. Prompted by Reverb10 – Friendship. How has a friend changed you or your perspective on the world this year?

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Sense of Wonder

Cultivating a sense of wonder is essential to keeping fresh in all areas of life. Wide-eyed, open-minded, action-oriented… like seeds blowing in the wind, planting ideas and spurring new areas of growth.

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