July 2016

June 2016

Improv to Innovation: Innovators Meetup Recap

We kicked off our first Carolinas Innovators & Design Thinkers Meetup in style as Arik Abel shared his insights of how to use Improv to improve your innovation outcomes. The organizers had to do a little improv before the event since one of our speakers had a family situation that prevented her from speaking, but we will reschedule Gizem Cetgin and her Hidden Innovation in Accounting. Stay tuned for that reschedule. The intimate group kicked off with some introductions, and we learned [...]

May 2016

April 2016

Consultant Knight riding a White Unicorn

Can a Consultant Save the Day?

I'll admit that watching the movie "Office Space" is one of my guilty pleasures. There's something universal about corporate culture that is captured so perfectly in this '90s-era comedy. It's hilarious when the consultant, after interviewing the slacking, snarky main character, declares him to be "just a straight shooter with upper management written all over him."   I roar with laughter at that scene because I have been on both sides of it. I have been the employee who has been [...]

March 2016

Lebron James

Finding Your Office LeBron James

Forget about warmer weather and the promise of spring. In North Carolina where I live, the month of March means one thing -- the unbridled excitement of basketball fans relishing in March Madness. There's a business lesson to be learned from one of America's most popular sports, and I'm not just talking about the art of negotiating multimillion-dollar contracts. One of the most enigmatic players to emerge from the game in recent years is LeBron James. His athletic skill helped [...]

February 2016