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… I’m almost finished reading an inspiring book by Margaret Wheatley and Myron Kellner-Rogers called A Simpler Way. It was recommended by an associate as a ‘must read’; a book that was first published in 1996 (any book that has... Continue reading
Posted Nov 30, 2011 at steelcase blog
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… I just returned from a workshop called Gamestorming, and have to say it opened my eyes to various ways to get a group of knowledge workers comfortable in contributing in a creative team setting. While not as violent as... Continue reading
Posted Aug 2, 2011 at steelcase blog
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… not exactly the headline one who launched a meetings venture (that’s me with Workspring) wants to hear,… but it’s one of the chapter titles in a book I really love – Rework by Jason Fried & David Heinemeier Hansson.... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2011 at steelcase blog
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… touch your knees,… and Simon Says, raise your hands,… I never was too good at this follow-the-leader game. I don’t know if it was a quiet way of declaring my individuality, or more just a matter of my brain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 1, 2011 at steelcase blog
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… try and say that five-times in a row. Last night I watched the conclusion of IBM’s Grand Challenge on Jeopardy,… which pitted IBM’s ‘question answering supercomputer’ called Watson against the best-of-the-best past contestants Ken Jennings and Brad Rutter. Watson... Continue reading
Posted Mar 7, 2011 at steelcase blog
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… I have to admit I never thought too much about it, until I saw this phrase ‘rule of three’ in a book written about Steve Jobs, someone I’ve always admired. The book is called The Innovation Secrets of Steve... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2011 at steelcase blog
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… it’s the conclusion I have drawn from two sources, one that I’m reading now, and one I read a while back. They are Serious Play by Michael Schrage; and Gamestorming by Dave Gray, Sunni Brown and James Macanufo. Both... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… that’s what 1,541 CEO’s said in a 2009/2010 research study conducted by IBM. And I quote, “The effects of rising complexity call for CEOs and their teams to lead with bold creativity.” In the prior three year’s studies, these... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… I’ve talked a couple times about the accelerating shift in knowledge worker activity, from ‘I’ work (the tasks we do on our own) to ‘WE’ work (the tasks we do with others),… and have labeled this as the rise... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… I’ve been known to do so,… sometimes with good results, other times not so good. But at least I was always aware when I was changing my mind. There is a new book out that suggests our minds may... Continue reading
Posted Jul 19, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… I know, a somewhat odd statement,… as, by definition, all memories are memorable. But I believe there is a quality in certain memories that set them apart from just your everyday memories. It has to do with the depth... Continue reading
Posted Jun 4, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… in the past several weeks I’ve been asked to be on two different panel discussions, both talking about what the future might hold,… with my perspective representing the future of physical ‘work’ spaces. The first was the Hunter Hotel... Continue reading
Posted Apr 8, 2010 at steelcase blog
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Mar 15, 2010
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… I’ve attended hundreds of events over the years,… most recently, in the last two weeks, the TED Conference in Long Beach, CA. It was great, better than great; the lineup of speakers was at the same time informative and... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… there is a big difference between these two words, especially as it relates to motivation. This is described in detail in Daniel Pink’s new book by that same title, Drive. Pink presents anecdotal evidence that in the past motivation... Continue reading
Posted Jan 29, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… a critical decision when creating a new or improved ‘experience’. As an experience designer, the primary goal is to raise the overall satisfaction level of those that take part in whatever experience is being developed. This is done by... Continue reading
Posted Jan 19, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… maybe the two most common terms for whom a company sells to. But what’s the difference…? This question seemed to continually surface as I read through the 51 truths of a book by Brian Till and Donna Heckler (The... Continue reading
Posted Jan 5, 2010 at steelcase blog
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… I read a couple short books these past few weeks, each highlighting the importance of ‘what you do’ vs. ‘what you say’. The first is the story of Zingerman’s, a deli with a funny name in Ann Arbor, MI,…... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2009 at steelcase blog
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… why is that ‘AND’ stuck in the middle of a fairly common business term ‘mass customization’ (coined by Stan Davis in his book Future Perfect)…? Because it is the key to the concept, and often overlooked. But that’s not... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2009 at steelcase blog
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...or stated otherwise, what isn’t there can often trump what is. I’m about halfway through a very enlightening book titled In Pursuit of Elegance by Matthew May,… that gives example-after-example of this basic principal. Try this. Recall something you have... Continue reading
Posted Oct 1, 2009 at steelcase blog
source Wikipedia… for those of us old enough to remember, The Match Game was an American television game show legend, that ran from 1962 to 1999 in syndication. The object of the game was to have the contestant’s answer match... Continue reading
Posted Sep 8, 2009 at steelcase blog
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Aug 28, 2009