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Our Annual Trends Report: Boosting the Possibilities for 2021

By Shawn Nason / February 25, 2021 /

I still remember the day we got the email telling us that the in-person version of the 2021 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) was cancelled. Attending this annual gathering of over 170,000 people in Las Vegas, Nevada, often billed as the most influential tech event of the year, has been a tradition of mine for almost…

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Be a catalyst for moral change.

By Shawn Nason / February 10, 2021 /

As we focus on our Black brothers’ and sisters’ achievements during Black History Month, I’m left to wonder why the f*ck we only spend one month—and the shortest month of the year!— talking about Black history. There’s so much we need to learn about the Black experience in the United States and about the people…

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It’s That Simple

By Shawn Nason / January 27, 2021 /

At the end of 2020, I finally claimed an important truth: I don’t love November and December. Sure, the holiday season is great. And I certainly enjoy good food, good friends, and good times. But, even in a non-pandemic year, these months always seem more heavy than festive for me. One of my favorite social…

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Tales from the Road: Navigating the Complicated World of Consulting

By Shawn Nason / January 14, 2021 /

MOFI’s experience SWAT team is always looking for its next challenge and never shies away from even the biggest, hairiest problems that get presented by our partners. In fact, we pride ourselves on making epic sh*t happen faster than most people can imagine. To stay at the top of our game, we regularly ask our…

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Raising a Glass to Courage, Simplicity, and Conviction

By Shawn Nason / December 24, 2020 /

No matter how you’ve been affected by all the disruptive events of the past year, I think you’ll agree that we’re no longer the people we were a year ago. Yep, 2020 changed us individually and collectively by rattling us from our comfort zones and dragging us kicking and screaming into a world filled with…

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How Self-Compassion Can Help You Finish 2020 Strong

By Shawn Nason / December 15, 2020 /

I’m calling on you to give yourself the gift of grace this year—and to extend it into 2021. Stop obsessing over your failures and start reminding yourself of your accomplishments. This isn’t for vanity; it’s for sanity. 

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Reinventing Our Rituals: Why We Need to Hold On to Our Traditions—But Not Too Tightly

By Shawn Nason / December 8, 2020 /

Rituals are part of who we are as human beings. Whether religious like Passover or secular like Thanksgiving, they help us mark time in the year and they create space for us to remember and reflect. In this year of uncertainty, we need rituals more than ever, even if the traditions we’re accustomed to can’t be replicated.

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Overcome by a Challenge? Forget about It and Go Play

By Shawn Nason / December 1, 2020 /

Noted improv expert Janna Sobel joined us for a recent Disruptor Studio session to demonstrate how doing improv can help us access new ways of solving problems as we work to blow sh*t up on a daily basis. Janna knows what she’s talking about: she’s a graduate of The Second City’s Conservatory Program, where she’s…

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Go, Set the World On Fire!

By Shawn Nason / November 24, 2020 /

Like most things 2020, the upcoming holiday celebrations will look different than they usually do. But the feelings of gratitude, joy, and inspiration burn brighter than ever. I considered this as we finished recording Season 3 of our new podcast, The Combustion Chronicles, which Man on Fire launched earlier this year, to spark game-changing disruption…

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