My SUCCESS Magazine Audio Interview

May 13, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie is actually an audio file…

In the October 2012 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, there was a four page article by yours truly. You’ve been able to read the article online since it was published. (It is the cover article; “Innovate of Die!”)

However, unless you subscribe to the magazine, you will not have heard my 22 minute interview with SUCCESS Magazine’s publisher, Darren Hardy. It was on the CD included with the magazine, but not available anywhere else.

Darren was kind enough to give me permission to post the audio file here.

You have two ways to enjoy this interview:

  • Listen to the audio (streaming): 

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  • Download the audio (mp3) (right click to save to your computer)

I will be posting the transcription of this interview sometime soon.


Creativity as Inspiration

April 15, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie

After attending a session on creativity, I realized that the “old” definitions don’t work for me.

Creativity is something much more than “new ideas.” And it is not the same as innovation.

As you will see in this video, I believe it is about tapping into your inner wisdom.

Transcription coming soon…

Every Gambler Can’t Win

April 1, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie

It seems like every gambler has a system that ensures they win more than they lose. Of course this can not be the case.

The same is true with innovation. Everyone is convinced they have the next big idea and have all the evidence to support their belief. But most innovations fail.

What is going on here? And what can you do about it?

Today I discuss how the brain is fooling us into believing false beliefs.

Meander with Purpose

March 25, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie

Back in 2003 I drove across the country with no plans and no agenda. It turned out to be a life changing experience.

After that trip, I wrote Goal-Free Living.

In this video I discuss two concepts from the book: “Use a Compass, Not a Map” and “Remain Detached.”

ABC News to Celebrate 700 posts

March 18, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie marks my 700th blog entry. To celebrate, I decided to share an older video of mine that many may not have seen: my ABC News interview.

In this 5 minute video, Tory Johnson asks me about 5 tips from my book, Best Practices Are Stupid: 40 Ways to Out-Innovate the Competition.

Here’s the transcription of the interview

Avoid Target Fixation

March 11, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie

The military knows the dangers of something called “target fixation.” This is where you overly focus on the enemy, and as a result you subconsciously end up crashing right into them.

The same thing occurs in business. When we focus on the enemy (the competition) we subconsciously end up replicating what they do. This limits our thinking. Therefore, to be successful, we need to look elsewhere.

You can find the transcription here

The Power of Positive Constraints

February 25, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie…

We often think of constraints as being something bad. But actually they can be quite beneficial. They can help us get more done work more efficiently. And surprisingly, they can help us be more creative.

You can read the transcription here….

Innovating Masterminds

February 18, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie

Masterminds are extremely useful for helping get new ideas for your business. But some mastermind models are better than others. Today’s video shares some perspectives on how to create a more useful group interaction by embracing divergent points of view and starting with better questions.

Read the transcription of this video

Appreciate Don’t Accumulate

February 11, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie, shot in Las Vegas…

It is common for people to want more. We want a bigger house. A nicer car. Cooler furniture.

But sometimes the key to living a successful life is to want less; to focus on appreciation rather than accumulation.

The fewer things you have, the clearer your mind and the less you need to worry about money. This freedom enables you to be more innovative with your life.

Be sure to read Wednesday’s blog when I discuss the 20/80/80 principle for working less while making more.

Click here for a transcript of this video

Your Third Place

February 4, 2013

Today’s Monday Morning Movie

Although this is hardly a new concept, it is useful to remember that our best work is often not done at home or in the office. We are most creative when we find a neutral place, ideally one that provides new stimuli and new people.


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