The Risk of In-difference, Part I 2

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Thanks to Jonah Lehrer for the delightful post in Wired that is the source idea for the first installment in this series. To keep my high school English teacher happy, here is my topic sentence: If you can’t tell the difference between right and wrong, how do you expect to recognize risk when it is ...

The Risk of Good PR

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After a busy week and a conference all weekend, the new faith-based blog (Enchiridion Texanae) is up-to-date, yet I was wondering what I was going to write about for the personal/tech blog. Thankfully, the talented, erudite and oh, so articulate Umair Haque solved that for me with a lovely burst of world-wide attention. Seriously, what ...

Persistence of y.o.u.r. Vision

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Just recently I had a mentoring session with Bob Roe where he introduced an idea that he and Brad Moore had been discussing on maturing your business vision. In a nutshell, this is the sequence of steps to take your vision, which you have written down in vivid terms of present success, into an operating ...

Celebrate your culture
as a source of reliability (updated)
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Lots of folks confuse activity with adding value. Billions in currencies vapourized in the dot-com meltdown because of that singular confusion. See my post on that. Or better yet, see Venessa’s. Because innovation is much more art than science, it ties in perfectly with the most effective approaches to reducing risk. If your first question ...

“I trust thee…I trust thee not” 1

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Mies was right: it’s in the details The vocally naïve narrator featured in the lead video for CRM Idol is competent enough, yet that “thin slice” difference is all it takes to disregard the speaker or fail to engage the viewer. The split second pauses and varying inflections that distinguish “speaking to” from “talking with” ...

The Risk is in the Mirror (updated!)

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At the risk (pun intended) of being pilloried as the Grinch Who Stole Christmas, I’ve been brimming over with comments about some of the articles on business risk that I’ve been reading. Not sure which is a greater hazard, the one writing or those of us reading. Let’s take this topper from “Mike” at big-accounting-firm-with-two-letters-separated-by-an-ampersand: ...

Adding a QR code to your Events

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Every once in a while, industry tools make the jump to mainstream. I think the QR codes are going to be one of those. Unlike the ill-timed Forbes jump into the CueCat, as well as Microsoft’s Tag Reader, QR codes are free to create, free to read and with this technote, hopefully, easy to use. ...

Two Brief Ideas: innovation joy and spiffing up Eventbrite

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I’m developing the discipline to post more often, so I’ve put these two ideas together, because neither was really enough for a post. Innovation Joy Who would ever have thought that redeeming IRA shares could be described as a wonderful experience? Just got off the phone with the no-load industry leader (yep, you can google ...

Douglas Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed 3

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This is my paraphrased non-verbatim transcription of Me, Losing It which Douglas posted on 11Jan11, last week. Thanks to @eharrisondotorg for pointing it out. I have summarized repetitive phrasing and added my own thoughts and comments, so this should not be even remotely confused with a verbatim transcript. I think he has a rather dystopian ...

Celebrating a New Vision with a New Lens: transcending differences to see farther and achieve more 1

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Merry Christmas! Ideas had been piling up for this post for some time and they came pouring out after Midnight Mass (who can go to sleep after that!) so I’m putting them together this morning before we head over to relatives this afternoon for the big family Christmas dinner. Our next door neighbor for many ...