Category Archives: motivational

Transformation = Change = Life

Any Transformation, Including Digital Transformation, Requires Embracing Change There is a scene from the comedy Friends that I remember vividly – Jon Lovitz was the guest star and there was a scene between him and Courtney Cox where he is high on something like pot brownies. He continues to repeat the word “Tartlets” over and…

Sometimes, Being Professional Is No Fun

Why So Serious? Maybe You Are Being Too Professional Don’t you feel that sometimes you spend your days mired in jargon-land, forced to act “professional” against your will? If I had a nickel for every time I had to sit through a jargon-laden meeting, or review yet another PowerPoint loaded with “management speak”, I’d be…

Do You Fail To Change When You Need To?

ch-ch-ch-ch-ch-changes Plenty of companies, like Kodak, Nokia, and Blackberry (previously known as Research in Motion or RIM) weren’t able to change fast enough when disruption came to their markets. In Kodak’s case, the disruption even came from within. Apparently, it was a Kodak engineer who invented digital photography. He came up with a way to…

Being Happy With What You Have Is Bulls**t

Whatever Happened To Ambition? I’m going to start this post off with two completely opposing views – both of which I’m pretty familiar with. Let’s start with Star Trek. On the episode, This Side Of Paradise, the crew encounter a planet where Earth colonists have been for a few years. These alien spores keep everyone healthy and…