Month: September 2015

How a Simple Innovation Led to Greatness

Beau Coffron wasn’t trained as an artist. He didn’t study at the Culinary Institute in Paris. He didn’t even set out to build a business. Yet he’s currently running one of the hottest parenting/food sites on the Web, attracting major brand sponsors from around the world and serving up creative ideas to hundreds of thousands […]

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Flip The Fear

Abraham Lincoln worried constantly.  Steve Jobs was paranoid, sometime even delusional.  Jackson Pollack suffered intense anxiety. We often think the most accomplished people are fearless; possessing the courage of a Greek God.  Therefore, since you and I are afraid from time to time, we must be inferior beings, destined to a shallow and mediocre existence. […]

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A New Theory of Relativity

Einstein’s famous theory of relativity (E=MC2) celebrates its 100th anniversary this year.  This elegant formula helped us understand how the world works and has impacted scientists and philosophers alike. The business world has it’s own formulas for success.  Hard work + dedication = results.  Power = money + influence.   Big > Small.  Fast > Slow.   Fancy […]

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How Burger King ‘Forked’ McDonald’s

“Good morning McDonald’s.  We come in peace. We’d like to propose a one-off collaboration between Burger King and McDonald’s to create something special — something that gets the world talking about Peace Day. The McWhopper.” The savvy folks at Burger King took out full page ads in the NY Times and Chicago Tribune, running an […]

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