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Is Brainstorming Pointless?

This originally appeared in Innovation Excellence. I just saw this New Yorker piece about the futility of brainstorming. Over the years, I’ve facilitated well over a hundred sessions ranging from small workgroups to big, executive-laden festivals. Like anything else, it can work, but isn’t the right tool for every situation. It’s also not the way to get […]

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How Killing the Angry Bird Will Save American Entrepreneurship

Hyper-connected tech blogger Robert Scoble, recently wrote about treating startups more critically.  Robert found himself meeting with lots of crappy, over-funded, digital startups that desperately need more time in the oven, an intervention by Dr. Drew, or more likely, Dr. Kevorkian. (My words, not Robert’s.)  Not only am I seeing the same things, but I’d take it a step further. I

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