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#CES2018: Consumers Want Experiences with their Technology

By Shawn Nason / January 18, 2018 /

The Story #CES2018 has come to a close and what a week it was! With over 180,000 people, 4,500 vendors, and cutting-edge technology all around, a colleague and I walked over 50,000 steps in 3.2 million square feet of exhibits. Although we didn’t encounter any breakthrough technologies this year, we enjoyed looking for trends and…

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The POWER OF YES! in Claiming What You Believe

By Shawn Nason / January 12, 2018 /

The Story 2017 was an amazing year both professionally and personally. I celebrated 20 years with my amazing wife who, if it were not for, I would be completely crazy. (Thank you, Carla, for who you are to me and for everything you do for me.) As a parenting team, we saw lots of firsts…

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LuLaRoe: Will You Make It Right?

By Shawn Nason / November 14, 2017 /

The Story… Imagine with me, you are sitting at your desk, maybe at your dining room table, possibly even on your couch. The day has come! The biggest product launch in the company’s history. You are logged in, chatting with other team members. Your nerves are building up! The time comes and you get your…

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Find Your Purpose Today! The Narrative Of Self-Care Being Selfish Is Over!

By Shawn Nason / October 6, 2017 /

The Story… Imagine with me, you enter a restaurant for the first time in a city you have never been. You come from behind the fire place and there are nine men sitting at a table; the table you are getting ready to sit at yourself. You sit down and introduce yourself to each of…

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VIDEO BLOG: “Run Forrest Run!” – Running Ahead Of Your Bullies

By Shawn Nason / February 1, 2017 /

What I Was Doing… We all remember the scene in the movie, Forrest Gump, where Jenny and Forrest were walking down the dirt road and three bullies began throwing rocks at Forrest. At first, Forrest did not know what to do. Then Jenny looked at him and said, “Run Forrest Run!” When Forrest began to run, it was…

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“The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly” of Innovation – Video Blog

By Shawn Nason / January 24, 2017 /

What I Learned… Recently, I shared my experience around what it is like to start a center for innovation. Here is a 7-minute video where I answered some of the following questions or statements: State of mind when starting a center for innovation How have I personally and professionally changed? What encouragement would I give leaders?…

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“No, We Can’t Do It!” – The POWER OF YES In Innovation!

By Shawn Nason / January 19, 2017 /

What I Was Doing… “No, we can’t do it!”  This is the most common phrase I have heard in my years as a leader in innovation. From big organizations to small ones, from the government to education. It seems that it is easier for people to say, no, instead of YES! This week I began working with…

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The POWER OF YES In 2017!

By Shawn Nason / December 27, 2016 /

What I Was Doing:  My Story… Over a year ago I wrote a blog post titled, The Power of Yes In Innovation. I wrote these words: Each day I try to live the POWER OF YES–the power to give people the freedom to explore, test, and win, the power to let my children be all they want to…

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2016 Reflections From The Heart!

By Shawn Nason / December 22, 2016 /

2016 has been an extraordinary year for me – both professionally and personally. From reconnecting with old friends to stepping into one of the most rewarding experiences in my career – I have made new friends, been challenged by old ones, and found myself inspired by the world around me. I Learned! I Rejoiced! I Gave!…

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Silos: The Trees Are Your Solution!!!

By Shawn Nason / December 6, 2016 /

Last week I shared what I believe to be three key principles a leader needs to embrace when setting forth to break down organizational silos. I would like to take this week and dig a bit deeper into this subject. For many leaders, while they understand their organization is siloed and this is stagnating their growth, finding direction can…

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