Giving and Taking: Getting Beyond the Title

In the March 31st New York Times Magazine section, there was a review of Adam Grant’s new book titled Give and Take: A Revolutionary Approach to Success. I’ll just put it out there – I was enraged with this title and was ready to scream, REALLY!?!?  A twitter conversation with Josh Allan Dykstra prompted me […] Read moreRead More»

A Cure for the Status Quo?

If we are going to solve some of our wicked problems, we’ve got to be able to disagree with each other without digging our heels into holes so big we can’t see over the mound of dirt. Many aren’t even willing to try to listen to another viewpoint. And the pressure for political correctness means […] Read moreRead More»

The Slippery Slope of Not Asking Why

I’d like to think I’m good at challenging the status quo.  To get regular reality checks, I spend time with college kids creating for-profit and not-for-profit businesses aimed at solving wicked problems.  They truly challenge the status quo and it is, fortunately, invigoratingly contagious. Sometimes (most of the time?), the status quo is so deeply […] Read moreRead More»

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