“Smash the Box” Live Event- Fighter Jets

The next fighter jet you see flying in the air know that we are protected by incredible men and women who are sharp, fearless, and have a hunger to think and act different then their enemy. Last week I spoke to the Ohio Air National Guard who know that creativity and innovation hinge on one’s…

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“The CEO’s of the Future”

“Much of the success of life depends upon keeping one’s mind open to opportunity and seizing it when it comes.”  Alice Foote MacDougall, Entrepreneur As we begin 2021 here are some opportunities all of us are given: Engagement- Are we going to engage with clients, co-workers, and customers in person, hybrid, virtually, or telepathically?  How…

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“Braintrust”- Gaining a Creative Advantage

Ed Catmull’s (Co-founder of Pixar Animation Studios) talks about using a “Braintrust” group in his book “Creativity Inc.” which is: “A safe arena in which to solicit and interpret candid responses to developed projects.” At Pixar Animation Studios they allow their writers and directors to submit their work to an independent team (Braintrust) who has…

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“Smash the Box”- COVID-19

We are operating our businesses in a new digital world which is dominated by video conferencing, stay at home orders, and clients that are consumed by FEAR.  I believe organizations that are able to “Smash the Box,” and reinvent themselves, will be the ones that survive and thrive in 2020 and beyond. “Smash the Box”…

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