Innovation = Finding New Problems X New ways to solve problems

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  I read a post “See differently, to solve differently” by Mike Shipulski. He argues that innovation is all about solving problems (new/old) in different ways (new/old). There is great potential in solving new problems in new ways. He also argues that in order to solve new problems, we need to identify the new problems and one way of doing that is to look at the problem in new ways. He argues Systems are large and complicated, and problems know how to hide in the nooks and crannies. In a Where’s Waldo way, the nugget of the problem buries itself […]

PBTO55: Unleashing Human Performance with Jason Forrest (@jforrestspeaker)

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/55_PBTO55__Coaching_for_Success_with_Jason_Forrest.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this power packed episode, we host Jason Forrest, the CEO and the Chief Culture officer at the FPG group. As a sales professional, author, speaker, and coach, Jason’s job is to empower professionals and executives to unleash their human performance and master their leadership skills in sales, management, culture and service; for the purpose of increasing profit through people. Why is he on the show: He is a salesperson first, a behavior change expert, a national speaker and a coach who […]

PBTO54: The Fuzzy and the Techie- The Important Role of Humanities in a Tech Driven World

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/54_PBTO54__The_Fuzzy_and_the_Techie-_The_Important_Role_of_Humanities_in_a_Tech_Driven_World.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this episode, we host Scott Hartley. He is a venture capitalist and author of THE FUZZY AND THE TECHIE , a Financial Times business book of the month, and finalist for the Financial Times and McKinsey & Company’s Bracken Bower Prize for an author under 35. Why is he on the show: Apart from being a VC and having written a good book, he has also served as a Presidenhttp://amzn.to/2rAeUmWtial Innovation Fellow at the White House, a Partner at Mohr […]

PBTO53: Deep Work: How to do work that Matters with Cal Newport

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/53_PBTO53__Deep_Work__How_to_do_work_that_matters_with_Cal_Newport.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSS Who is on the show: In this episode we host, Cal Newport. He is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University. In addition to studying the theoretical foundations of our digital age, Newport also writes about the impact of these technologies on the world of work. Why is he on the show: His most recent book, Deep Work, argues that focus is the new I.Q. in the modern workplace and that the ability to concentrate without distraction is becoming increasingly valuable. He previously wrote So Good They Can’t Ignore You, […]

Ideas about Building a Great Company and Being a Great Leader from the book – The Republic of Tea

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Philosophical & BusinessWisdom from The Republic of Tea by Mukesh Gupta I picked up and started reading the book “The Republic of Tea“, based on a recommendation by Seth Godin as a must read book. I am an avid Tea lover and so reading a book about Tea and a business around tea was an interesting proposition by itself. The book is a collection of fax messages that were exchanged between the people discussing the idea of starting a business selling Tea in the US with little commentary by the players giving some context when needed. I read the book as […]