No Feedback = A Maze, Bad Feedback = Quicksand

Within every company and consequently within every person (and vice versa) there is a measure of productivity that goes unexpressed and a quality of productivity that goes unrealized. That lack of rewarding and fulfilling productivity is caused, in large part, by: —- the absence of feedback which creates a maze, an intricate combination of paths or possibilities in which it’s difficult if not impossible to reach an acceptable resolution; or —- the presence of bad feedback which results... Read more →

When Did Twitter Become a Race?

I’ve been reflecting a lot of late on how we’ve really lost our way on social. The worst part of it is that I don’t really have an answer on how to course correct, but I do know that what most people are doing today isn’t very social. Last weekend, I didn’t make a video or write an article here because we were in Ireland, and while we were traveling something amazing happened that reminded me of why I fell in love with the social web in the first place. It inspired this week’s video: I... Read more →

Secrets of X (Formerly GoogleX), Part-1

This blog explores the inside workings of “X” (formally Google X, Google’s R&D factory) through conversations with my friend Astro Teller, Chief of Moonshots. If you want to create a successful, hyper-growth company around solving tough problems, you’ve got to create the right culture, learn to rapidly experiment, and encourage rapid *failure* in your organization. X’s mission is to invent and launch “moonshot” technologies that could make the world... Read more →

Why You Should Have At Least 1 Hour THINKING Time Every Day

In today´s complex and highly dynamic world many people rush from one meeting to another, they chase task after task, and try to find ways to squeeze as much as possible into their diaries. For them management and leadership is like being in the gym, sweating, and working hard to get in shape. In reality, however, they are at severe risk of becoming prisoners of exaggerated expectations, narrow-mindedness, and unreflected rush. They do not stop often enough, they do not take a break, and they do... Read more →

Musical Diets: You Can Dance if You Want to…

We are no strangers to a dizzying array of distorted headlines about diet. But the last couple of weeks took it to a whole new level. I found myself reflecting on, then laughing at, the image of a world that takes seriously the idea that what we know about the basics of eating well changes every day. So, imagine if upon hearing in headlines, based on a study that actually had nothing to do with the Mediterranean diet but generated just such headlines anyway, that the Mediterranean diet is no longer... Read more →

Minimum Airline Seat Standards Could Become Law

A Tennessee congressman on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee’s Subcommittee on Aviation has introduced a bill that establishes minimum dimensions for passenger seats on commercial aircraft operating in the United States. The proposed law comes on the eve of the contentious markup session for the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. “Consumers are tired of being squeezed, both physically and fiscally, by airlines,” said Congressman Steve Cohen, a Democrat... Read more →
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