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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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Is Your Goal for 2021 Disruptive Enough? It’s Time to Dream Big

By Shawn Nason / November 18, 2020 / Comments Off on Is Your Goal for 2021 Disruptive Enough? It’s Time to Dream Big

To succeed as disruptors, we must envision the impossible for our clients and ourselves, to ask, “How might we?” in bold, creative ways and include the question, “How might I?” 

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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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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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Don’t think outside the (check box). Blow it up.

By Shawn Nason / August 12, 2020 / Comments Off on Don’t think outside the (check box). Blow it up.
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When Treating Others with Compassion is no Trick: Halloween with Empathy

By Shawn Nason / October 25, 2019 / Comments Off on When Treating Others with Compassion is no Trick: Halloween with Empathy

This Halloween, companies and individuals are demonstrating how that handing out kindness is even better than a full-size candy bar.

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That Night when a 10-Year-Old Schooled the Rest of Us about Generosity

By Shawn Nason / October 16, 2019 / Comments Off on That Night when a 10-Year-Old Schooled the Rest of Us about Generosity

In an evening where more than 1,200 people came together to raise over $150,000 for a game-changing healthcare organization, the most important number of the evening was a whopping 172.

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The Tragedy of Thomas Cook: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

By Shawn Nason / October 15, 2019 / Comments Off on The Tragedy of Thomas Cook: Disrupt or Be Disrupted

The tagline “Don’t just book it, Thomas Cook it!” became a household phrase in Europe. But even the most familiar brands must continue to disrupt–or they’ll be disrupted. What should you do to avoid leaving your customers, employees or shareholders stranded?

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Teachers are Ready to Innovate. What will enable them to do it? Empathy.

By Shawn Nason / August 29, 2019 / Comments Off on Teachers are Ready to Innovate. What will enable them to do it? Empathy.

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text] Here are 5 ways you can foster innovation by showing empathy to educators in your life: As the first bell rings for the new school year and students file into classrooms, teachers are expected to stand ready and energized to take on the new school year. While most teachers are happy to start their…

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Bringing Dignity Through Design

By Shawn Nason / August 16, 2019 / Comments Off on Bringing Dignity Through Design

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]A clean shave is something many of us don’t think about. But for the nearly 44 million Americans with disabilities and their caregivers, shaving can seem like an insurmountable task. The ability to have a clean shave can provide a person with disabilities the basic sense of dignity, however, most razors are designed to be…

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