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Gideon Gartner

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As Lives Progress, Do Values Change?

(3) Comments | Posted December 28, 2011 | 4:24 PM

A friend Christine Comaford posted an article titled "Have You Shifted?" which deals with shifts in values as one progresses through life. In her article she refers to Wayne Dyer's work called "The Shift", which is what people go through when they see life in a...

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Startups and Their Typical Flaw: Too-Early Development

(0) Comments | Posted December 19, 2011 | 6:33 PM

I wish the Harvard Business Review (HBR) had published its article "Early Prototypes Can Hurt a Team's Creativity" one year earlier! I have a financial interest in a startup which may be suffering for having prototyped too soon. I did have the nerve to criticize this with my...

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Meteoric Business Innovation at MIT

(1) Comments | Posted September 26, 2011 | 5:48 PM

Many (or most) of my mechanical engineering learning experiences at MIT, bored me to tears. One exception was an undergraduate course called "Creativity," which possibly influenced my entrepreneurial future.

The experience was clearly designed to push our class beyond the framework of standard thinking, and it likely influenced my...

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Social Networking May Be Bad for Your Health

(8) Comments | Posted August 23, 2011 | 3:59 PM

What might have once been called 'intellectual networking' seems to have been displaced by today's 'social networking.' During my years living on our planet, ideas often led to deep thinking, discussions, and of course, arguments. I would often analyze these later, attempting to reach useful conclusions. But these days, a...

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