Getting Unstumped

In our personal and professional lives, we’re often faced with a problem that has no apparent solution.  We reach an impasse where logical, conventional thinking simply isn’t cutting it.  In these frustrating cases, we have a choice: We can resign ourselves to the insurmountable nature of the challenge, or we can get creative. Doug Dietz…

Swiss Army Knife Innovation

That ubiquitous red contraption contains just about every feature you can imagine.  A nail clipper, ice pick, and Philips screwdriver.  None of the individual tools are especially remarkable – you could buy a corkscrew that is higher quality and more beautifully designed – but all of these mediocre features are crammed into one product. Is…

The Hard Part

Whether you are running a startup, building a relationship, or rebuilding a community, there’s an easy part and a hard part.  One requires less work in the moment while the other unlocks the potential of your efforts and concurrently is the playground for personal growth. Those comfortable things that require little thinking, risk, or effort exist to test…