Archive for the ‘Entrepreneurship’ Category

Think like an Entrepreneur: Be AntiFragile No Matter Where You Work

How do you  FRAME an approach to entrepreneurial change that helps you adapt to a business climate that continues to evolve? I asked those attending the session, how many of you are still in your same profession, for more than ten years or so?  Two raised their hands.  Their professions were cosmetology and nursing.  Though there […]


Business Entrepreneur Storytelling at Entre-Slam with Deb

Entre-Slam is an entrepreneurial story telling competition held in Ann Arbor. Storytelling is powerful – and is a key leadership tool.  Telling my story was also a great way to illustrate storytelling as important to change and communicating complex ideas, including my history in organization development (OD).   Explaining OD to the uninitiated is like describing […]


Detroit & Vegas – A Tale of Two Cities as Our Comeback Kids

It’s always good to hear some good news about cities making a comeback.  Looking at Detroit and Las Vegas is a great way to explore how cities can envision a brighter future for us all.   View of the Detroit Renaissance Center from within the Detroit Athletic Club, 2012 In this case, Detroit makes a […]


Change, Innovators, Creativity and Community, Will it Blend?

As the technology age moves us along, innovation has been heralded as one of the few growth spaces left, and the power of community, think social media, is the other.   Do they blend?   Does creativity have a place in how this can happen? Enter change.  It is important to keep change leadership and […]


Future Midwest in Detroit, A Retrospective – Photo, Video Set

The Future Midwest 2011 conference kicked off April 28, 2011. Here are some highlights: Oliver Starr discussing Curation via Pearltree, Example – Louis Vuitton store in Milan, Guggenheim museum in NYC
The Chicago “New Architects including Manifest Digital, consulting + digital including a focus on disruption, change: highlighting generational differences and the role of leadership in dealing with Evening keynote by Dan Gilbert: vision for WEBward Avenue, Make Detroit cars sexy again, the importance of tech and creative companies coming to Detroit. Detroit as a tough, resilent, creative, tech hub.


We’re in a Bubble – It’s Higher Education

Higher education, generally not known for high creativity and agile strategy, could use a bit of rethinking, based on this excerpt below. Awhile back, I asked a young friend, Scott to write a guest blog post for Reveln entitled Right Sizing Your Education Options. It was based on learning of his inventive, innovative approach to reducing a high cost for his post-secondary education. Also note, Scott is gainfully employed.


TRENDS: Imagination, Passion, Innovation and Change as the New Pillars of Business

It’s not surprising to me that creativity and imagination, with social media listening, could be a key gateway to the future. I’ve certainly experienced what a lack of it does to work environments. Brian Solis, a respected author, blogger, national speaker who hits it right on regarding traits that represent the future of business.


Entrepreneurial Success in Business, Professor Saras Saravathy, Video

via 5min.com After the short ad in the video, meet Saras Saravathy, Associate Professor – Darden School of Business, University of Virginia.  She speaks on how to be successful in business, starting  with “entrepreneurship is teachable.” . She has also been featured on TEDxMidAtlantic. If you have the desire and intention, as well attention, it […]


In Detroit, Entrepreneurs Meet Success in Hard Times

Here’s some good news via entrepreneurs Joe Minock and Chris Xiromeritis and the New York Times.  This is as encouraging in 2013-14 during the Detroit bankruptcy as it was in 2010 when I originally posted this excerpt. Young entrepreneurs have met with success starting new businesses in Detroit, and continue to do so.  Future articles […]


9 Facts about Baby Boomer Women & Business Leadership

via flickr.com The statistics below about women in leadership were surprising.  Women, including many wealthy women who’ve earned their money themselves, are now entering politics, becoming university presidents and taking on roles as power brokers. Excerpted | The Women’s Information Network, from Paula’s Blog: …the amazing American Baby Boomer women ~ women born between 1945 […]