I’m a storyteller dedicated to discovering the people from all walks of life who are creating the future based on the their original ideas and bold ideals.
I’m passionate about the great outdoors (climbing its heights, diving into its depths, and doing my part to make sure we all keep breathing in its fresh air), health and good food (sweaty yoga, digging in the dirt, experimenting in the kitchen), reading between the lines, and learning something new every day.
I always try to follow the advice Don Juan gave Carlos Castaneda: to do everything as if it were the only thing in the world that mattered, while all the time knowing that it doesn’t matter at all.
Our newest MIX Maverick and author of "HOW: Why HOW We Do Anything Means Everything," argues that the "soft stuff"—leadership, trust, reputation, relationships—is fast becoming the hard currency of advantage. How we behave—as individuals, leaders, and institutions—makes all the difference in the 21st century.
This summer, it’s Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs’ singular genius that seems to be propped open on beach towels, in hammocks and at every third airplane seat. As fascinating as Jobs’ person, career, and legacy are, the intense interest in his insane greatness raises a question. What if we directed that level of intensity and interest at awakening the genius (if slightly less great and hopefully less insane) inside of each and every one of us—each child, each student, each parent, each working person?
What leader doesn’t want his or her organization to be more resilient, inventive, and inspiring? What leader hasn’t called for the full ingenuity, passion, and initiative of every person in the organization? Yet how many organizations are designed to unleash and mobilize the full potential of the people who work inside them?
Those were the questions on the table when David Kelley, the founder and chairman of leading design and innovation firm IDEO , joined Stanford professor Bob Sutton on the stage at the recent MIX Mashup , our first-ever gathering of the vanguard of management innovators earlier this summer. Widely recognized as one of the world’s leading design...
The inaugural MIX Mashup gathered the vanguard of management innovators—pioneering leaders, courageous experimenters, agenda-setting thinkers—to explore disruptive ideas, share fresh thinking and compelling storytelling, and to connect and energize participants in the quest to make our organizations fit for the future and fit for human beings.
The insights were deep and important, the storytelling was human and full of humor, and the collective spirit in the room was powerful and palpable. Here are just 100 of the countless highlights, aha moments, and practically radical takeaways.
It’s an idea with few enemies—and many authors: how do we renew the soul of capitalism and fundamentally reimagine it for a new age and a new set of challenges? That was the question we put to a global community of hackers and innovators in the Long-Term Capitalism Challenge . Specifically, what real world experiment or bold ideas are you advancing to accelerate the shift toward a more principled, patient, and social accountable capitalism?