Category Archives: communication

How to Educate for the Future – Not the Past

Clearly, we need to rethink education. Our kids will face a much different world than we live in now. In fact, a study at Oxford concluded that nearly half of the jobs that exist today will be automated in the next 20 years. To prepare for the future, we need to replace our regimented education system with one that fosters skills like teamwork, communication and exploration.

Contagious: How to make products, ideas, and behaviors catch on

Notes from a keynote speech from The Market Research Event By Jonah Berger, Professor of Marketing, The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania Berger starts the keynote session by playing a game, Which is Tastier? Where two images are shown: broccoli and a cheeseburger. The vote is cast: the majority vote, you guessed it, for ...

Max DePree: North America’s First CEO Design Thinker

Max DePree: North America’s First CEO Design Thinker - Innovation ExcellenceThe former CEO of Herman Miller, Max DePree said, “I’ve got so many MBAs, but what I need is a poet. Poets are the original systems thinkers." This poetic mode is the critical perspective in a human-factor and design business—and Herman Miller is the most apt precursor in the Design Thinking revolution, so they knew the value of this holistic, poetic lens where anything can be better designed to better suit real people. Continue reading

A Presidential Call to Action: Reigniting the Spirt of Innovation

A Presidential Call to Action:  Reigniting the Spirt of Innovation On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union (“SOTU”) address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. According to Nielsen TV Ratings estimates, an average audience of 31.3 million people watched the SOTU across 12 television networks; and according to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, about 9.8 million people in the U.S. saw one or more of the 2.6 million tweets about the 2016 SOTU. Continue reading

A Presidential Call to Action: Reigniting the Spirt of Innovation

A Presidential Call to Action:  Reigniting the Spirt of Innovation On Tuesday, January 12, 2016, President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union (“SOTU”) address to a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.. According to Nielsen TV Ratings estimates, an average audience of 31.3 million people watched the SOTU across 12 television networks; and according to Nielsen Twitter TV Ratings, about 9.8 million people in the U.S. saw one or more of the 2.6 million tweets about the 2016 SOTU. Continue reading

Ditkoff: Storytelling @work

Ditkoff: Storytelling @workMitch Ditkoff's new book teaches us why storytelling improves efficacy for whatever it is that we are trying to communicate. It's simple to do, opens minds, and shifts behavior in a positive way. Here are some reasons why... Continue reading