Mind the Gap

Is it possible to have an economy operate like an ecological system? In this approach, balance is paramount and everyone profits, including employees, customers, suppliers, and the sources of the raw materials. I believe that we are moving in this general direction given the rise of design as a way of thinking about business. Although we may not ever arrive … Read More


I recently finished watching Alex Gibney’s 2015 film Steve Jobs: The Man in the Machine. The tagline for the movie is “Bold. Brilliant. Brutal.” The movie was informative and I learned one key piece of information about Jobs:  he was relentless. Whether creating, selling, or handling professional and personal relationships, Jobs possessed an intensity that drove him to never stop pushing the … Read More

Standing Up

Why does everything start to look and sound the same after a period of time?  At these moments, I stand up, take a look around, and assess the situation.  I very often find that this is the point at which I need to make a change.  Having the courage to stand up is often the toughest step.