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Visiting Charity:Water Wells In Remote Northern Ethiopian Villages, April, 2013

Note: This is the first of several posts I’ll be doing about my trip to Ethiopia last April.  This first one below describes the background about the trip. I was part of a delegation of 9 going to the beautiful mountains of northern Ethiopia with Soma and its philanthropic partner, charity:water, […]

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The “Burn Baby Burn” FocusCatalyst

The “Burn Baby Burn” FocusCatalyst

You really can’t be very innovative when you’re feeling bad. Neuroscience research shows that when you are uptight and upset, your otherwise clear-thinking mind shuts down. It needs to relax to innovate. This Burn Baby Burn FocusCatalyst is the best one to use when you are very upset […]

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The Path of Least Resistance

The Path of Least Resistance

In the book, “The Path of Least Resistance”, Robert Fritz makes the point that the path of least resistance is the way of nature. All nature. Water, wind, electrical current—everything, including each of us—follows the path of least resistance.

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The “Milky Way Brain” and the Neuroscience of Insight

The “Milky Way Brain” and the Neuroscience of Insight

I’m fascinated by the neuroscience of insight. We’ve all experienced going from not having a clue what the solution is to a vexing problem and then… You’re in the shower and you get an “aha!” insight—but you don’t just come up with “a” solution to add to a list of possible ones to consider.

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Business Storms and Brainstorming

Business Storms and Brainstorming

Brainstorming.

We all know the drill. The rules for it have been around for decades: Go for quantity, not quality. Postpone judgment. Build on the ideas of others. Every person and idea has equal worth. Etc. But few are brainstorming new ways to brainstorm.

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