Bookstore Serendipity: Creativity In The Efficient World Of Amazon

Lance Creativity, Forbes, Ideas Comments

Reading Time: 5 minutesOriginally posted at Forbes.com To begin, a confession: I am a huge fan of Amazon and everything it is about. I have been a Prime member for years, and I have given Prime memberships as gifts. I marvel at the way Amazon makes everything so easy to do as a customer, whether it is buying, watching, listening, or returning. Amazon has mastered the …

4 Ways Your Annual Review Is A Game Of ‘Calvinball’

Lance Accountability, Communication, Forbes, Integrity, Leadership, People Comments

Reading Time: 4 minutesOriginally posted at Forbes.com As the end of the year fast approaches, employers and employees everywhere are embarking upon the annual exercise of the performance review. For too many, this experience is less like a genuine moment of competency evaluation and improvement insight, and more like a game of Calvinball with a salary increase at stake. For the too young or the uninitiated, …

The Poker Mindset

Lance Ideas, People Comments

Reading Time: 2 minutesOver the recent Thanksgiving holiday, we did something thoroughly unexpected: we taught my 8-yr-old son how to play poker. The logic of math is his native tongue, so when he said he wanted to join in with the adults who were trading chips and laughs, we gave him his own stack and explained the rules for 5-card draw poker. I …