One of the most common things I hear when working with emerging leaders – and even some established leaders – is that they don’t like confrontation. This is usually expressed in a tone that suggests it’s a personal weakness or a failure of character. When I explore this view, the response is typically vague: ‘I’m […]
Blockchain – the technology that underpins the cryptocurrency bitcoin – is unlikely to kill banks despite warnings from top industry executives, the chair of a bitcoin non-profit organization told CNBC on Monday.
Holding on to your convictions in the face of mediocrity can help turn the naysayers into believers. Naysaying has always been an epidemic of sorts. The majority of people, if asked to vote, would vote on mediocrity. You might wonder why someone would freely choose mediocrity. The simple answer is this: they can’t see far […]
It was January in 1913 in a remote section of Antarctica. Douglas Mawson was 14 feet away from the top of the crevice — hanging by a rope attached to his waist.
In 1972, Nolan Bushnell co-founded Atari with Ted Dabney. The company went on to launch seminal video games such as Pong and Breakout that defined a generation of gamers. Almost 43 years later, he’s still the spokesman and showman of video games.
What do you expect from the people you lead? This isn’t a rhetorical question. Really, what do you expect in relation to commitment, performance and results?
In our house, we say “There are no coincidences”, yet last night it seemed like one to me. In the span of one minute, and by complete chance on my part, I was watching some television last evening when a news promo for a Seattle TV Station briefly mentioned how upset some people are about […]
As counterintuitive as it sounds, “speed to fail” should be every entrepreneur’s motto. Success isn’t born wholly-formed like Venus from a clamshell: It’s developed through relentless trial and error. Business plans pitched to investors are regularly ditched when faced with unforeseen obstacles that can only be discovered by actually launching your startup. Entrepreneurs always begin […]
Nolan Bushnell knows a thing or two about predicting what might be hot. He started a little company called Atari, whose rudimentary video game Pong arguably is the great-grandfather of high-def virtual onslaughts such as Call of Duty. And he launched Chuck E. Cheese, a chain that represents nirvana for kids and, well, not so much for ear-plugging parents.