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What traits to successful startup founders share? It seems to be more than just brains and hard work. This is a top 12 list of the common characteristics I’ve observed in successful founders (and leaders). Continue reading

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Sheila Escovedo is a world-class drummer, percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Pete Escovedo, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Ringo Star, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and George Duke.

Having been Prince’s musical director, I was interested in Sheila’s ability to lead teams of musical giants amongst the many things we talked about. Continue reading

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We’ve entered the age of business as unusual. A ‘new normal’ found when equilibrium (the condition of a system in which all competing influences are balanced) gives way to dis-equilibrium (loss or lack of stability). Continue reading

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Right now there are innovators in Silicon Valley building apps that will capture membership to create frictionless, renewable revenue for their organizations. It is a threat all association leaders should take seriously. Some of these savvy innovators are household names—LinkedIn, Facebook, and Meetup—and there are hundreds of others, lesser known or unknown players, tomorrow’s biggest names in tech. Continue reading

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Exceptional Leadership and Innovation… The Exponential Leadership Survey 2015 was executed by Big Think and Singularity University. Continue reading

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Thiel recently published Zero to One, a book based on a startup course he teaches at Stanford, which summarizes his philosophy and gives four rules for creating a great business. Continue reading

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Don't Fail with Innovation Failure

It is generally accepted that innovation involves risk.  In the more enlightened organizations it is also clear that failure should be accepted as a consequence of playing the innovation game.  It’s a bit like sport.  You can’t win all the time, but it doesn’t mean that you change the whole team if you lose one game. Continue reading

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