Tag: #managingmischief

Product Management Mischief – Dare to differentiate

In a world of commoditized products and services, it is important to set yourself apart.  While this example is extreme, each time you see one of these little cars in the future, I guarantee you that this one will stick in your mind. I encourage you to dare to differentiate.    Here are some steps […]

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Innovation Mischief – The Word Impossible

Everything is theoretically impossible, until it is done. This quote, by Robert Heinlein, is a challenge to us all to think outside of the status quo. I don’t know about you, but the minute that someone says that something can’t be done, my brain automatically goes into motion to figure out how to get it done. […]

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Innovation Mischief – Why Skunkworks may be your only hope

I read an article today about Why Corporate Skunkworks Need To Die. The article was published last month in Forbes and it was written by Steve Blanks. While I totally understand the premise of continuous innovation that +steve blank makes, I believe that he has missed the fact that in some cases, you just can’t […]

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Life Balance Mischief – Juggling the balls of life

It would be nice if we were made of a substance like one of those really durable, big, fat rubber bands. No matter how much you stretch it, it just continues to expand. But we are not. No matter how capable you are, there is a limit to how much we can pile on without […]

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Good Mischief – Blazing a Trail

“Whether your ship is big or small, always blaze a trail.” I believe in trail blazing and leaving a legacy. It is the air that I breathe. Whether your company is the industry leader or you are a new entrant, or somewhere in between, adding incremental features or benefits to your prospective clients just isn’t […]

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Team Mischief – Who is your wing man?

A wing man is someone that will always stand by your side and who will have your back.  In this photo, even though the main airplane seems to be totally self-sufficient, with a huge radar component embedded in the fuselage, this pilot still needs his wing men. I am so blessed to have a number […]

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Execution Mischief – Choose your Tools Wisely

On Friday we talked about what happens when you develop a plan and do not have an execution plan. The statue of the bicycle was a visual representation of what can happen when you beautifully bind your plan and put it on the shelf. I loved one of the comments that I received via email […]

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Strategic Mischief – Confusing form with motion

When I saw this picture, I just had to write a blog about it. Ridiculous and beautiful at the same time, everyone knows that this bike is art, not transportation.  Having been a strategic consultant for some of the top companies in the travel industry for the better part of 20 years, I have worked […]

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Product Mischief – Build it and they will Tweet

Oh some do get lucky. But most don’t. Great ideas can come from anywhere. Inspiration is funny that way. And we have all seen the viral ideas that just seem to take off, as if by magic. Sometimes you just know in your bones that you have built the most amazing thing and that once […]

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Visioning Mischief – Ground Level View

If you didn’t read my blog from yesterday about the [good] mischief of visioning from 10k feet, I would encourage you to go back and read that so this one will make sense. This is the view outside my client’s office.  You can see cars and you can see clouds and you can see where […]

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