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Three Ways to Reinvent Retail for Men

To many men, shopping for clothes is like doing your own brain surgery – you’re in no condition to know when you’ve screwed up. Sure, single men must dress up to attract mates. Those poor, unsuspecting women have no clue what fashion nightmares await them. Marriage does to men’s fashion what irritable … Three Ways to Reinvent …

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PSFK’s Interview with Steve Faktor: Fostering Innovation In The New Workplace [Future Of Work]

This is a reprint of the original interview I did with the popular innovation blog from consultancy PSFK.  We talk to innovator, futurist, and author of the book ‘Econovation’ about how impermanence, gamification and sensory stimulation are crucial in today’s developing office culture. As part of our Future of Work … PSFK’s Interview with Steve …

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Happiness Will Not Be Downloaded

  Over the last decade, I’ve watched hundreds of cooking shows. It’s a matter of time before Martha Stewart demands UN sanctions for my stockpile of useless culinary knowledge. In reality, my own cooking is a malignant medley of boiled ravioli, lopsided omelets, and fresh veggies dying of embarrassment. So … Happiness Will Not Be …

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America’s Last Stimulus: 5 Ways to Use Europe’s Crisis to Create US Jobs

This is an abridged version of the original article I wrote for Business Insider.  In a forgotten corner of the White House sits a huge, Parthenon-shaped cake. Nearby, Ben Bernanke and Timothy Geithner are dancing like Zorba and dripping with hummus. Why all the glee?  It’s because Europe just gave the U.S. … America’s Last Stimulus: 5 …

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Is Brainstorming Pointless?

This originally appeared in Innovation Excellence. I just saw this New Yorker piece about the futility of brainstorming. Over the years, I’ve facilitated well over a hundred sessions ranging from small workgroups to big, executive-laden festivals. Like anything else, it can work, but isn’t the right tool for every situation. It’s also … Is Brainstorming Pointless?Read More …

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