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Business Design

Innovation starts with people—human-centric solutions are the power that drive successful businesses. I help companies apply design-thinking to their stickiest challenges, resulting in new products, energized service platforms, better business models and sustainable competitive advantages.

Work Is Not Our Curse

I had an appointment at the local PBS studios the other day. They're within walking distance of my office so I decided to hoof it and enjoy some fresh air. As I walked I was struck by a thought: work is not part of the curse.

It may seem like a simple and obvious idea, but it hit me in such a way as to completely change my perspective in that moment. Work is not part of the curse. Read more about Work Is Not Our Curse

Eight Reasons To Teach Your Child Entrepreneurship

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Parents know that reading, writing and arithmetic are all important. But there's a subject that can impact a child for life and it's rarely taught: entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship can give your child the skills to thrive. Even if they don't become an entrepreneur as adults, the skills learned will help them in every endeavor in life, from being a good parent to excelling in their career. The following is a list of benefits your child can gain from learning about entrepreneurialism. Read more about Eight Reasons To Teach Your Child Entrepreneurship

Link: Craig Mod On the Future Of Books

Craig Mod has an excellent article at his site on the future of books. It's titled: Post-Artifcat Books & Publishing: Digital's Effect on How We Produce, Distribute and Consume Content. You have to check it out! But, make sure you've got a few minutes, as it's a long piece.

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