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Robot Proletariat 

Robot Proletariat 

Jun 21, 20243 min read

“It’s like Downton Abby with robots!”  That was the original pitch for Robot Proletariat as conceived by Johnny and myself the one time we met up in person while we both still lived in Ohio — at some mall in…

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The Art of EQ-Driven Leadership

Jun 20, 20246 min read

In a world where data and decisions dart through our lives like lightning from the sky, Emotional Intelligence (EQ) is the critical element that sets transformative leaders apart. EQ used to lurk in the background while its peacocking counterparts, IQ…

Saying “Yes, And …” and Other Improv Techniques That Make You Better at Collaboration

Saying “Yes, And …” and Other Improv Techniques That Make You Better at Collaboration

Jun 19, 20247 min read

I wanted to be a standup comedian when I grew up. Or a psychiatrist.  Alas, neither worked out, though I did end up in a career where I get to do a little of both all the time. I’m rarely…

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5 Proven Strategies to Unlock Your Team’s Creative Genius

Jun 18, 20244 min read

Ever wondered why some teams consistently push the boundaries of creativity while others struggle to find their spark? Every team is a wellspring of creativity and innovation, waiting to be unlocked. As leaders, our challenge and privilege is to cultivate…

5 Proven Strategies to Unlock Your Team’s Creative Genius

5 Proven Strategies to Unlock Your Team’s Creative Genius

Jun 18, 20244 min read

Ever wondered why some teams consistently push the boundaries of creativity while others struggle to find their spark? Every team is a wellspring of creativity and innovation, waiting to be unlocked. As leaders, our challenge and privilege is to cultivate…

17 Sparks

17 Sparks

Jun 17, 20247 min read

Today is my son’s birthday.  He was born on Father’s Day, twenty years ago.  I am in awe of how much things have changed in the last two decades.  Him. The world. Me.  Everything around us.  Except for all those…

I Read “Atomic Habits” So You Don’t Have To!

I Read “Atomic Habits” So You Don’t Have To!

Jun 16, 20242 min read

Hey, you…Let’s chat Atomic Habits by James Clear.I’ve been trying to get my son to read this book for over two years now.He’s exactly this kind of learner. If he internalizes the lessons in this book, he will immediately have…

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The Social Network: A Shakespearean Tragedy for the Digital Age

Jun 15, 20247 min read

David Fincher is one of my favorite directors, because the dude knows how to thread the needle between grotesquely beautiful and intricately disturbing. His darkly-meticulous work pulls you into the underbelly of human nature with a precision that feels almost…

Monstrous

Monstrous

Jun 14, 20244 min read

About a year after Dave and I published Yesterday’s Gone and started the Self-Publishing Podcast with Johnny, I publicly said that I’d need a substantial advance from a traditional publisher to hand over my work, but that I was willing…

Having Difficult Conversations That Make Your Collaboration Stronger

Having Difficult Conversations That Make Your Collaboration Stronger

Jun 13, 20246 min read

Strong collaboration sometimes requires difficult conversations — conversations that have the potential to destroy your collaboration or make it stronger. Any rupture can be repaired, if both people are willing to talk things through. Here’s a four-step process to guide…