Andy Rooney is a television writer best known for his weekly segment on the TV Show 60 Minutes entitled “A Few Minutes with Andy Rooney.” This poem of sage advice has been widely attributed to him.
An inspiring and powerful 20-minute commencement speech by Naval Admiral William H. McRaven, ninth commander of U.S. Special Operations Command, at the University-wide Commencement at The University of Texas at Austin on May 17, 2014.1.
In business, we often label renegades and rebels as troublemakers. Far from being obstacles, renegades can offer powerful ways to revitalize and shift organizations into the future. Here is a model developed by John Muratore while revamping the NASA Johnson Mission Control Center.
This Norwegian trade union Finansforbundet’s campaign shows children being asked to fill two vases with blue and pink balls. Upon completing the task they are rewarded with sweets – but the boy gets far more than the girl. Their responses make it clear – pay equality really is child’s play.
This YouTube video does a great job of capturing the challenge society has to make sure we don’t limit the potential of others by gender stereotypes.
This book is a thought-provoking collection of history, population biology, anthropology, and a variety of other fields. It tracks homo sapiens from a struggling and insignificant species through the cognitive, agricultural, and scientific phases of development. It talks about the importance of religions, nationalism, and economic systems. Interestingly, the role of capitalism was critical.
The name “Tiger Team” was first coined by NASA to describe a highly skilled team of individuals with different specialties coming together to solve a set of complex problems. Problems do not occur in isolation, and by that same token, neither do solutions.
When companies are just starting, they need additional support from their board of directors. Astute entrepreneurs understand the advantages of building rapport with board members early on.
Trying to guess what combination of salary and stock options will motivate an employee candidate is a major frustration for managers. My solution is to put those tradeoffs into the hands of the potential hire.
Startups need every advantage they can get. Adding high-energy, positive people to the team creates a healthy and productive organization.