Author Archives: Tom Koulopoulos

The Truth About Millenials and Gen Z

Why Most of What You’ve Been Told About Millennials and Gen Z Is Dead Wrong Buying into a false generational narrative undermines our organizations and our society. Among our greatest enemies, as individuals, as organizations, and as a society are the false biases that justify an attitude of “us and them” –in a word, discrimination. Fortunately it’s one of the ...

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Three Things to Help You Get Over Failure

The road to success isn’t lined with failure, it’s lined with this instead. We’ve all been there; the heartbreak of failing at something we desperately wanted to succeed at. You can’t call yourself an entrepreneur, much less an innovator, and not intimately know that experience of placing your head and face in your palms. Hell, you can’t call yourself human ...

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Why You Can’t Innovate

We cling dearly to certainty, at virtually any cost–but the cost is often much greater than we realize. I will warn you at the outset that what I’m about to share is anything but intuitive. In fact you and I share 200,000 years of programming that often conspires against our intuitive desire to innovate. A recent WSJ article cited a ...

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The One Thing You Should Never Try To Outrun

Evolution has wired us to run from our fear, but that’s often the last thing you should be doing. According to conservationinstitute.org the 10 fastest animals are the: Peregrine Falcon, Frigate Bird, Sail Fish, Cheetah, Pronghorn Antelope, Blue Wildebeest, Lion, and Thomson’s Gazelle. But what if I were to tell you can outrun any of these animals? Ridiculous, right? Yet, ...

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One Trick to Free You From the Past

Breaking free of the past is one of the hardest things to do, but this change in perspective is the key to unlocking the opportunity of the future. The Patterns That Hold Us Hostage We build so much of our view of what’s possible around the past. While we all want to believe we have an open mind to the ...

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Beware These 10 Innovation Killers

These Innovation Killers are insidious behaviors that you need to get rid of now! After 30 years of watching and helping companies that struggle with innovation I’ve realized that there are a few things that most often stand in the way of innovation. I call them the Innovation Killers; they stealthily eliminate that vast majority of ideas without so much ...

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The Secret to Realizing Your Full Potential

We all have something that makes us extraordinary, and once you figure it out you’re unstoppable! Cutting To The Core If you want to achieve your full potential there is something about yourself that you need to understand intimately and fine tune relentlessly, and it’s something that’s been inside of you all along. It starts with one of my favorite ...

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