Why Do You Ask?

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Whenever someone follows up your question with one of their own — “Why do you ask?” — tension is born. It halts your pursuit of the information you seek; It questions the apparent relevance of your question to the conversation at hand (“WHY do you ask?”); It challenges your authority to ask  your question in the first place (“Why do …

DNA: Do Not Adapt

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Most organizations conduct internal communication — the very lifeblood of their organization — through email and powerpoint decks. These two media that are simply digitized facsimiles of 20th century tools: the interoffice memorandum, and the slide projector. Meanwhile, cutting edge science is turning DNA into a data storage medium, the likes of which is the stuff of what was once pure …

Lawn Mower Leadership

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Yesterday marked the official end of Summer and the beginning of Fall. As September comes to a close, the grass-yellowing heat of August gives way to the lawn-reviving milder temperatures of October. With cooler temperatures and the return of morning dew, there is still a lot of work to be done for lawn mowers and the folks who drive them. A …

What’s Under the Hood?

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Recently labeled “America’s Most Entrepreneurial Football Coach” by Entrepreneur magazine, Head Coach Blake Anderson is making a name for himself and his program down at Arkansas State University. Most of the recognition he is earning flows from his willingness to break convention and try almost anything that will either give his team a gambler’s chance at points, increase the interest of …

The Waze of Proactivity

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The prudence of being proactive is always at a distinct disadvantage when it comes to budget setting season. There are ten urgent issues of varying degrees that are screaming for your time, attention, and funding … AND THEY NEED IT NOW! On the other hand, there is one looming problem on the horizon that is feared, but uncertain. The ten Urgencies of Now have …