Meeting Icebreakers That Are Better Than Yours

Meeting Icebreakers That Are Better Than Yours

I typically loathe the perfunctory icebreaker questions that sometimes get used during corporate meetings. You know the kind I’m referring to? They’re the, “If you were a vegetable, what kind of vegetable would you be” questions. I’ve been in a couple of meetings lately that used icebreakers to open the meeting and the questions were downright torture. As much as I generally don’t like the icebreaker concept, these questions could be more interesting and be far more effective at helping the attendees reveal something about themselves. To that extent, I’ve…

Pharma Still Sucks At Digital: A Manifesto

Pharma Still Sucks At Digital: A Manifesto

In the movie Jerry Maguire, Tom Cruise’s character has a crisis of conscience. One evening during a league meeting crafts a manifesto of sorts about how sports agents, colleagues, and competitors, could all do a better job serving the best interests of their clients. In the fever pitch of finishing this document, he distributes copies to every single person at the meeting and is greeted with uproarious applauses of approval by his fellow agents. A week later Jerry had lost all but one of his clients, and his career was…

A Deep Review Of My First 2 Months With Google Glass

A Deep Review Of My First 2 Months With Google Glass

I’ve recently been adopted into the Google Glass explorer program. I debated whether or not to accept the invitation, but ultimately felt it probably would be a good idea, if for no other reason than there may be something unexpected that came from using them for a bit. Having had the chance to play with Glass a few times prior to this, the experience left me rather nonplussed. Factoring in the $1,500 price tag, and my interest was marginal. Had work not agreed to cover the expense, I probably would…

Dispelling 4 Mythological Beliefs About Innovation

Dispelling 4 Mythological Beliefs About Innovation

According to the ancient Greeks, Prometheus took pity on mankind. He walked among men and noticed that they were no longer as happy as they were when Kronos the Titan was their king. He saw them living in the dark and shivering in the cold because they had no light to help them see and no fire to help them stay warm. So Prometheus stole a spark from Zeus’s own lightning and brought fire to mankind. It was the dawn of civilization and enabled mankind to flourish. But while mankind…