“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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SMA$H THE STOCK MARKET

Let’s take the “Smash the Box” mindset to the stock market.  As countries continue to destroy their currencies, Bitcoin, gold, & silver are interesting plays for the long term.  We will discuss investment strategies, share ideas, and think out of the box on the new economy we are re-opening. Date: Friday, June 26, 2020 Time:…

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Netflix Asked “Why?”

After being socked with exorbitant late fees on his Blockbuster video rentals, Netflix’s founder, Reed Hastings, famously wondered, WHY should I have to pay these late fees?  It was this questioning mindset that led Mr. Hastings and his team to begin the creation of streaming shows right to your smart TV, game console, PC, Mac, mobile, tablet and more….

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Gen “Z” Loves Shopping Malls

It’s dangerous to “Box” people in at the workplace and expect that they will think, behave and have similar patterns as previous generations. For example, many people would assume that today’s teenagers (Gen “Z”) would never go to shopping malls since the Millennials have shunned them. “There’s always been this assumption that as you go…

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“True North”

“Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?” “That depends a good deal on where you want to get to,” said the Cat. “I don’t much care where–” said Alice. “Then it doesn’t matter which way you go,” said the Cat. Alice in Wonderland “True North” works as a compass…

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Energy= Success

Last weekend we hosted our first annual event,“Energy” and the audience came in around 9:45 am and mixed and mingled for about 15- 20 minutes.  I started the event and I asked everyone to close their eyes and answer 5 questions about their environment which included: What was I wearing? What color was the carpet?…

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“Day to Day” vs. Creative Leaders

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders.  Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea.” – Antoine De Saint- Exupery The easy way to lead is to give out directions and have our employees follow them step by step. …

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Make Meaning

The first step to innovating is to make meaning.  Determine how you can make meaning and the success will come. Look at these companies and their meaning: ·         Apple- Computers ·         Google- Information ·         Ebay- Commerce Apple’s meaning was to improve the way computers worked in our home and office.  While, Google’s was to get…

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