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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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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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Don’t Call It A Comeback! Lessons From LL Cool J on Disrupting Yourself

By Shawn Nason / November 10, 2020 / Comments Off on Don’t Call It A Comeback! Lessons From LL Cool J on Disrupting Yourself

As the Vulture described, “With massive hits across multiple decades, no one has been as good—or at least as relevant—over as long of a period as LL Cool J.”

How does LL Cool J stay on top of his performing game? Here are the top tips from the G.O.A.T. himself.

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What the Roomba Teaches Us About Pushing Through Fear of Failure

By Shawn Nason / October 27, 2020 / Comments Off on What the Roomba Teaches Us About Pushing Through Fear of Failure

Like all robots, a Roomba does its job with no sense of success or failure outside of completing its mission. How could we be like the Roomba?

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Turn On, Tune In, Try Out: Three Ways Music Inspires Ingenuity

By Shawn Nason / October 20, 2020 / Comments Off on Turn On, Tune In, Try Out: Three Ways Music Inspires Ingenuity
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Act Fast, Fail Fast, Learn Fast? Science says we learn faster when we are free to choose.

By Shawn Nason / October 13, 2020 / Comments Off on Act Fast, Fail Fast, Learn Fast? Science says we learn faster when we are free to choose.
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Act Fast, Fail Fast, Learn Fast? Science says we learn faster when we are free to choose.

By Shawn Nason / October 12, 2020 /

A recent study in Scientific American showed that people learn faster when they are free to choose which action they make, even if the choice initially leads to a negative outcome. The concept, “choice-confirmation bias,” produces “stabler learning over a wide range of simulated conditions than unbiased (no choice) did.” Researchers also believe that choice-confirmation…

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Like Child’s Play: 6 Ways to Create an Adaptable Mindset

By Shawn Nason / October 6, 2020 /

A study released recently sought to explore why children seem to have more immunity to COVID-19 than adults and are more likely to resist infections or have asymptomatic/mild infections. The researchers found that (most) children are able to fight off COVID-19 because their immune systems are still operating under the assumption that pathogens entering the…

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