Life in the Lab and Failing Fast for Strategic Advantage?

     Failing fast isn’t just a strategy for startups. One of Silicon Valley’s best companies at managing failure also happens to be its hottest – Google. “Fundamentally, everything we do is an experiment,” says Douglas Merrill, a Google vice president for engineering. “The thing with experimentation is that you have to get data and then be brutally honest when you’re
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~ A More Optimistic Culture and a Longer Life

I am sharing two quotes on optimism today….but want to make a note before hand that optimism isn’t something that you are or are not.  Nor is optimism something you have or have not.  Optimism is an attitude and behavior that can be learned, it can practiced, it can be exercised and it can be strengthened.  In short optimism is
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~ Viktor E. Frankl

One of the core teachings of Stephen Covey’s 7 Habits was that we all have the ability to choose our response…he often quoted the renowned Victor Frankl Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.  Viktor E. Frankl
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~ Choosing Anger

“No one makes us mad. Others don’t make us angry. There is no force involved. Becoming angry is a conscious choice, a decision; therefore, we can make the choice not to become angry. We choose!”   ~ Lynn G. Robbins
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T4D~Loud Whisperings

I pulled this from a LeapFrog e-zine…. love it!  I think you will too! Psst… What advice would you whisper in the ear of a senior leader? We asked thought leaders, industry leaders and leading practitioners that we work with the following question:  If you had 25 words or less to whisper in the ear of a senior leader….to dramatically
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T4D~ Week of July 4th & A bit about – The Declaration of Independence

Hello my wonderful friends and subscribers of the T4D or Thought 4 the Day!  Here in the United States the week surrounding July 4th is one that is typically filled with celebration of our Nation’s Independence.  For a digest version of the details I invite you to click on this link from Fact Monster http://www.factmonster.com/spot/independenceday1.html        It is also a
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