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Start with people

John Maeda posted this quote on Twitter last week, and it really resonated with me: It’s a wonderful aspiration.  I wish it were true that we could get entire product / project teams thinking in this way …

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The Moment of Clarity

Last week I had the great pleasure of speaking with Christian Madsbjerg, co-author of The Moment of Clarity: Using the Human Sciences to Solve Your Toughest Business Problems.  In their book, Christian and Mikkel share case studies from their consulting work at Lego, Adidas, Coloplast (a medical device company), and others.  The wonderful, rich examples show the […]

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Gratitude

Gratitude. It turns out that it’s been a big theme in my reading over the past few years – more so than I realized.  I just finished reading The Gratitude Diaries, and I wanted to share what I found most compelling about the books I’ve read on this topic, as well as some of the common threads […]

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New research on dyslexia

This morning I read an interesting article about some new research on dyslexia.  There were a couple of key passages that resonated with me: Some hypothesize that in people with dyslexia, the way that speech sounds are represented in the brain is impaired, while others contend that the brains of people with dyslexia represent the […]

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On being busy

There’s nothing like a Thanksgiving week away from work (and full of quality time with my family!) to reflect on the value and risks of being busy. On Being Busy A few months ago (when I started this post!) there was been a flurry of articles on the topic of being busy.  The first one […]

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