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Don't Innovate If...

Don't Innovate If: You believe things are good enough and couldn’t get much better Status quo makes you so happy you get that warm fuzzy feeling Your brain feels so full that you couldn’t possible learn any new facts You consider new experiences as something to be avoided at all costs There is no argument...


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Don't Become The VCR

9 year old: what is this? 41 year old: it’s a VCR tape with my high school graduation on it 5 year old: give it to me I will open it up 41 year old: you don’t open it, you play the tape in it 5 and 9 year olds: what is a video tape?...


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What Makes Someone Wait In Line For 2 Hours For A Doughnut?

That's exactly what I asked myself as I drove down Colfax and past the new VooDoo Doughnuts and the dozens of people standing out on the street. I was actually on my way for a hike when my family and I drove by the madness. By the end of the hike I was insistent that...


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There IS crying in Innovation: Why Entrepreneurs Get Emotional

“Stop Crying.” “Pull yourself together.” “Don’t take it personally!”  Sound familiar? We are often told to leave our emotions at the door, especially when it comes to work. What if I told you that emotion leads to breathtaking innovation? This is an expert from Think Sideways: game-changing playbook to disruptive thinking. PS – it’s ok...


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It's No Fun Being The Only One Outside The Box

The following is an excerpt from Think Sideways: a game-changing playbook for disruptive thinking by Tamara Kleinberg. I have the honor of interacting with a lot of different people across the country. Some work in the field of innovation, others are entrepreneurs, and some are college students. Funny thing is that across all types of...


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5 Tricks For Going From Impasse To Insight

Do you ever feel like a broken record repeating the same tune over and over…and over again? It feels as if you can’t get away from your one and only idea. No matter how hard you try you are stuck at an impasse, unable to push the brain forward.   Some call it an impasse;...


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My dentist fired me and I think that's awesome: The customer is not always right.

Last Friday I called up my dentist to make a long overdue teeth cleaning appointment and I learned the hard way that the customer is not always right. The conversation went something like this: Me: Hi, I’m calling to make a teeth-cleaning appointment Dentist Office: What’s your name? Me: Kleinberg Dentist Office: Is this Tamara Kleinberg?...


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10 Questions To Disrupt A Meeting

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3 Ways Being An Entrepreneur Is Like Chasing The Runner's High

 As most of you know I’m a slow but avid runner. A few weeks ago the running community and the world was rocked by the tragic and horrific events at the Boston Marathon. In deference to the situation I chose to hold back this post for a few weeks. I now release this post in...


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7 Steps to Becoming an Innovative Person

When I first started taking CrossFit classes, performing a handstand terrified me. I didn't like to be upside down. After several years of training and competing, I often wonder why I was so afraid back then. When I first started flexing my innovation muscles, I felt uncomfortable at times too. At times I just didn't...