Generosity in quotes: Seth Godin

“Sharing an idea you care about is a generous way to change your world for the better.” Seth Godin, author, entrepreneur, marketer, and public speaker, from a blog post titled “You are what you share”

More than just a pithy phrase

If you’ve heard me speak or have read much of what I’ve written, you know I’m a sucker for a pithy phrase. In previous posts, I’ve highlighted longtime favorites from my consulting lexicon. Now I’m pleased to introduce two additions to my collection of clever plays on words.   The first is “sloppy agape.” I stumbled upon the […]

Even good ideas may have to die

On first read, the phrase “murder board” is a jolt to pacifist sensibilities. But not to fear. It’s excess ideas, not the folks who dream them up, that author and Silicon Valley strategist Nilofer Merchant targets in The New How: Creating Business Solutions through Collaborative Strategy. She explains: Murder boarding is a kind of counter-weight […]

My kingdom for a good idea

If I’m asked to participate in one more brainstorming session involving flip chart paper and colored dots, I’ll run from the room screaming. This time-worn planning strategy may have generated a usable idea or two for some organization at sometime, but I’ve yet to see it. Which probably explains my euphoria upon discovering the marvelous video […]