Category Archives: Change

Ricardo Semler: How to run a company with (almost) no rules

“And if we’re looking for wisdom, we need to learn to do that as well. And so, what we’ve done all of these years is very simple, is use the little tool, which is ask three whys in a row. Because the first why you always have a good answer for. The second why, it starts getting difficult. By the third why, you don’t really know why you’re doing what you’re doing.”
-Richard Semler

I love this TED Talk.  Can these simple ideas work for business and education today?

A Counterpoint to the Trend of being “Authentic” at Work

This goes against conventional thinking; that’s the point! Here is another piece of the growth mindset puzzle:
“Just when you think you’ve got it figured out, here’s another piece of advice: forget what you think you know about who you are. This kind of thinking will professionally trap you, says Herminia Ibarra, an expert in leadership and professor at international business school INSEAD.”

Be More Like Tesla

Start with a bold goal: Be More Like Tesla: How To Turn Your Company Into A Movement
“Businesses that change the culture–instead of just campaigning for sales–will transcend individual products by inspiring customers to something greater than just mindless consumption.” Your thoughts?