Three cool lessons we can learn from jazz and apply to business

I just watched a talk given by Google Ventures partner Ken Norton about what we can learn from jazz music and how it is created. Below are the three ideas. 1  Get uncomfortable but not too uncomfortable "Miles Davis nudged his musicians into a place where they were uncomfortable, the zone of optimal Read more [...]

McKinsey Quarterly interview with Pixar award-winning Director, Brad Bird

In the McKinsey Quarterly interview of Brad Bird, the award-winning Pixar film Director shared very interesting insights relevant to anyone leading highly-creative innovation work.   Below are some quotes from the interview and takeaways that are worth sharing. Before I got the chance to make films Read more [...]

Why “TV” is on the way out

You know how commercials are played at louder volumes than the programming segments between which they are played.   I can't help but think this is done on purpose as a means for trying to make the commercials more affective advertisements.  This is just one of the six major reasons I think internet-deployment Read more [...]