Forbes: Is Your Big Business Idea Small Enough to Succeed?

My new piece for was published yesterday. The article, “Is Your Big Business Idea Small Enough to Succeed?,” examines the founder of Bonobos, Andy Dunn, and his strategy for starting the company with just one pair of pants. Having a focused product strategy has a lot of benefits, and being all things to all people has a lot of drawbacks. Want to hear more, check out the article on

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HBR: The Irresistible Allure of Pre-crastination

My newest piece for Harvard Business Review blog is up. Titled “The Irresistible Allure of Pre-crastination,” this piece examine some fascinating research on what the researchers have labelled PRE-crastination. Too often when asked to complete a task, we jump right into trying to get it done and can sometimes choose a method of completion that is more difficult than what we would have considered if we took a pause and thought through the process. It’s not an endorsement of procrastination, instead a warning to think before you act.

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The Truth About Creativity – A FREE Virtual Conference

The Conference

Join me in one month for an amazing virtual conference featuring more than 30 of the top thinkers on creativity and innovation. Find out more at:

We tend to think about creativity in terms that are reminiscent of the ancient muses. We talk about being divinely inspired or have flashes of insight, like creativity is only open to a lucky few.  The truth is that we are all able to be creative on demand and improve our capacity to develop novel, useful ideas that will keep ourselves and our organizations competitive.

Based on my best-selling book The Myths of Creativity, I will be bringing together 30+ renowned experts on creativity and innovation for a series of 30 minute video interviews. This conference will teach you strategies to enhance your creative capacity and activities you can apply to your life the same day. Together we will explore the secrets of the world’s most innovative companies and the truth about creativity.

The Truth about Creativity is available for FREE online from June 2 – 6, 2014!

Whether you are looking to increase creative capacity of yourself, your team or your entire company, this conference has something for you.

Hope to see you there!

The Truth about Creativity Virtual Conference
Dates: June 2-6, 2014
Price: FREE
Where: Sign up online at

HBR: How to Have a Eureka Moment

My newest piece for Harvard Business Review blog is live. The piece, “How to Have a Eureka Moment,” examines the psychological concept of incubation, the time when an idea is sitting in the back of our minds, and how “a ha” moments tend to come from periods of incubation. It also delves into how you can structure your work day to have more incubation and, hopefully, more eureka moments.

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