Ladies and gentlemen, if you are committed to eliciting brilliance in others and want to master the art of facilitating highly effective brainstorm sessions, you will need to practice. Sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but that's the deal.
Almost everyone in business these days -- at least the people responsible for selling big, hairy ideas -- knows that the difference between success and failure often depends on what kind of story is told -- and how well. Content may be King. But it is Story that built the kingdom.
Competition for customer attention seems to get stronger each year as businesses in almost every industry strive to win the marketing game. It's no longer enough to post social media updates about your latest product or an upcoming special. Today's brands must be innovative to win customers.
It's incredible to consider the number of companies that have adopted the fail-fast philosophy. But this is not just a bad idea; it's actually a dangerous one. Failing fast hurts individuals and the companies they work for.
Over the past few months, I've been reading a slew of nonfiction books that will debut in 2016. From technology and psychology to business and life, here are the new releases that I found especially thought-provoking.