The most important college course I took had nothing to do with my psychology major or my interest in organizational behavior and what makes workers happy. It was during my sophomore year that I signed up for Critical Thinking 212, a small class of 15 at the University of Michigan where we sat around the table and talked.
The professor challenged us in every class on what we read and wrote. He wouldn’t accept quick answers but made us dig deeper in developing our thoughts and arguments. H...
If you find yourself wondering what's happened to innovation and the ability for Americans to invent new products, you will want to watch this video tour of Tech Shop SF, a member-based place (Kinda like your high school woodshop... on steroids!) where people can bring their dreams to life by prototyping new product concepts.
Like many of you, I get a daily Groupon email and will often take a look to see what special deal is being offered. I admit to being intrigued by the upcoming Tomato Battle (modeled after the annual rite in Buñol, Spain) taking place in my town next weekend, but I'll leave it up to a few thousand others to enjoy that event.
Fojol Bros. food truck
Fojol Bros. food truck. Click here for video.
Last month, my wife and I had the pleasure of visiting New Orleans and witnessing the 41st year of Jazzfest (a great music experience for those of you who enjoy outdoor concerts). Based on a tip from a waitress at breakfast, we learned about a great restaurant that had earned the No. 1 rating on TripAdvisor, and I was determined we would eat there sans reservation.
How many times have you sat through a PowerPoint presentation where the speaker went on far too long? I bet you are saying it happens far too often for your liking!
Some say that money makes the world go around. I say that ideas are what make the world around us happen (often fueled by money in order for them to take root and prosper).
Jan. 1 will mark a special birthday for 7,596 people. It will also serve as a cultural milestone as the day when the very first baby boomers turn 65 years of age. It's hard to say "65 years old" because most boomers wouldn't describe themselves that way.
Those of you who are baseball fans will immediately recognize these three icons and their significance to the San Francisco Giants, who have just won their first-ever World Series. Being a resident of the City by the Bay, I too have come down with a bad case of Giants fever, paying a small fortune for the "cure" by going to game 1 of the fall classic last week.
Technology is moving at a torrent pace, affecting just about everything in our daily lives at home, at work and at play. As the world becomes increasingly high-tech, consumers have a corresponding need for "high-touch." I first learned about this concept as one of ten "megatrends" in the 1982 book of the same name by futurist John Naisbitt. This megatrend still holds true today, nearly 30 years later, as evidenced by several business leaders I had the chance to meet at the recent thinkAbout conference on the "experience economy."