Hi, I’m Scott. I’m a growth hacker. I write about big ideas in business, culture, design, and tech. I work with executives, startups, and entrepreneurs on telling their stories. Let’s grow together.

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  • blue sky
    Business
    March 23, 2019
    Clear purpose
    Creating for the sake of creating is not the way to do business. Rigor, discipline, and critical thought are used to craft an idea into something with purpose. Making the connection with purpose is the way to add value for your customers. Does your organization or products...
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  • watch face
    Technology
    March 22, 2019
    Slow communication
    Not every message needs an immediate response. Given time, words can be considered fully and in context. Emotions can cloud your judgment and affect the way you see and think. The right response has a time and place.
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  • bench
    Design
    March 21, 2019
    The divide
    Is it still possible to build a company that is capable of creating long-term value? The startup culture seems to be focused on quick money, faster profits, and selling out when the time is right. And then you move on to the next project. Maybe this...
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  • painting
    Culture
    March 20, 2019
    Tolerating uncertainty
    How much uncertainty can you tolerate? Can you accept not being aware of what's next? The more comfortable you become with working through tough problems then the more you learn to accept that it's ok to not know where you may end up.  Perhaps not all...
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  • Business
    March 19, 2019
    Staying grounded
    Need to make a change? Break the pattern. Alter the routine. A subtle change in tone or attitude can have a large impact. Rather than working to change a person, maybe you look at changing their environment instead. Many people don’t respond well to being...
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  • glass building
    Technology
    March 18, 2019
    Decisions
    Change is happening all the time.  Moment to moment and day to day the scenes around us are moving.  Keeping pace with it can either bring you to the next level or drive you into the ground. Knowing what you want and where you want to...
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  • modern architecture
    Design
    March 17, 2019
    Day to day realities
    Several things are apparent to business owners:  serving your customers, making money, covering your costs, and finding the next customer. You could probably also include:  having a vision, developing a plan, executing, and following through. Where do new ideas, design, and innovation fit in? The first thing...
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  • handshake
    Culture
    March 16, 2019
    The right people
    Having the right people in the room won't make your meeting a success. You need them to show up, be present, and commit to taking action.
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