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Author Archives: Mike Richardson


The Terrible Roommate: Ducks!

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Don Phin: In Business We Trust

In Business We Trust Great summary by my good friend Don Phin.  One thing that really caught my attention was: Top five communications topics that are most effective in increasing employer trust: Societal Impact– The organization’s contributions for the betterment of society 3.78Values– The organization’s values 3.24The Future– The organization’s vision for the future 3.12Purpose– The organization’s mission and purpose ... Read More »


Clayton Christensen: After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned

Clayton Christensen:  After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned

GREAT article from my favorite innovation thought leader, Clayton Christensen:  After 25 years studying innovation, here is what I have learned Why do great firms fail, especially at the hand of smaller and less resourced upstarts? The answer: Disruptive innovations. These are innovations that are less expensive and poorer performing than existing products on the market. Disruptive innovations are often ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #8

Cracking the Agility Code #8

Disruptor or disruptee, which will you be? Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #7

Cracking the Agility Code #7

If you dabble, obsess or hack at AGILITY, you will fail! Don’t be talked off the path to mastery. It’s a long and arduous journey, which the majority don’t have the staying power for, to go the distance. Take solace in knowing that with every step you take, staying on the path, you are in a smaller and smaller minority. ... Read More »


Air Travel in Real Life

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Every Hotel Stay Ever

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Cracking the Agility Code #6

Cracking the Agility Code #6

Keep It Simple Stupid can be the KISS of Death!  It’s usually used by people lobbying to reverse out of complexity, taking us back to stupid simplicity.  Wrong answer and we’ll be lucky to survive.  To thrive, we have no choice except to move through complexity, to arrive at elegant simplicity on the other side.  Elegant simplicity embeds complexity.  Stupid ... Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #5

Cracking the Agility Code #5

In many ways, all of the seeds of AGILE exist within LEAN … it’s about reaching inside and grabbing those, turning everything inside out and seeing the same body of wisdom through an AGILE lens not just a LEAN lens … and then getting revved up! If your competitors do that better than you do, you risk being road kill! Read More »


Cracking the Agility Code #4

Cracking the Agility Code #4

If your VUCA is accelerating faster than your AGILITY, things can get ugly, probably bigger, faster and sooner than your worst nightmare. Or atleast, that’s the only safe assumption. Just ask GE right now! Only the paranoid survive! Read More »