Every New Year dreams are launched. Resolutions made. Goals are set. We spend time reflecting and wondering about what the future holds. Will we reach our goals? Will we know success? How can we improve and adjust?
If you're still rocking out your New Years resolution, congratulations -- you are in a select bunch. Most people who make resolutions quit by the middle of January. This gets me thinking not just about resolutions, but also about quitting in general.
There's a new crop of apps intensifying competition among brick-and-mortar retailers by giving consumers a faster means of comparison and more advanced personalization. What this means is that businesses have to deal with the linear change of ever-increasing consumer options.
What makes an aspiring entrepreneur thrive in Silicon Valley? It's a question that those of us who have succeeded here are asked with great frequency.
Many years ago, I was in the office of one of my former bosses for my annual review. He was very diplomatic and shared that he was happy with my work. When he asked me, "Do you have any questions?"
I have come to believe that whether we like to cook or not, these same principles apply to just about anything else we undertake. It's about the awareness we experience, the devotion we apply, and as a result, how we create.
Examining the positive aspects of failure has become a growing trend in today's business world, and a practice increasingly celebrated by many of today's leading industry experts.
If you're in the habit of paying attention both to people who agree with you and people who disagree with you, you almost certainly know it too.
One of history's great college football stories has just been written. In my mind, it has massive implications for how one thinks about life and success. Appropriately, it occurred in the first year of the College Football Playoffs, which I nicknamed "January Justice."
There is no better time than now for chief information officers (CIOs) to champion and lead digital business transformation. Successful adoption of mobility, social networking, cloud computing, and data analytics will require IT organizations to be agile, responsive and forward looking, while sustaining operational excellence.
Starting with what's working, then expanding on it, can provide a great springboard to anyone looking for a creative surge - some of the greatest innovations come when you iterate on existing ideas, as opposed to trying to constantly reinvent the wheel.
In this moment of post-attack fog as the world tries to get back to normal, I urge you all, whether leaders in title or in conviction, not to poke the bear. Find a way forward that comes from a quest for understanding, soul-searching and peaceful resolution.
Coworking spaces will become even more popular, and companies with remote employees can take advantage of this. If you have an employee that wants to work from home, setting them up in a coworking space can be a better arrangement.
Constantly defending and justifying your dreams and desires is not only exhausting, but also counterproductive and unhealthy. Take the time to actively seek out like-minded people who will acknowledge, affirm and celebrate your audacious goals.