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Problems can be like icebergs, with their most-troublesome parts hiding below the surface.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 5, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We human beings have a curious habit. We tend to express problems in ways that conceal the real sources of our 'pain'. I suppose our egos make us play word and mind games...prettying up our real problems with make-up so other people will view us in [what our egos hope will be] a better light.

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Attitude: Creating Positive Attitude | Solutions & Opportunities | Thought Tweets

The 3 Prongs of Innovation: Invention, Discovery and Stumbling Upon.

by Rick Baker
On Aug 1, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

P=2S+O...for every Problem [P], think of at least 2 Solutions [2S] and keep your eyes peeled for Opportunities [O].

Taking a P=2S+O approach to problems: that's a proven way to invent, discover, and stumble upon innovation.

And - Curiosity is the root of Innovation.

Don't shoot the messenger until you've at least had a chance to see the opportunity.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 11, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Too often we close our ears and our minds to those who express objections.

Too often we close our eyes and our minds to opportunities.

Discontent, regardless of how it is packaged, just may be the best vehicle for positive change.

Problems are both the beast and the beauty of business.

by Rick Baker
On Jul 7, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Remember...

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

And beasts are also in the eye of the beholder.

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"A beast does not know that he is a beast, and the nearer a man gets to being a beast, the less he knows it."

 George MacDonald, Scottish author, (1824-1905)

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I didn't see the financial meltdown coming. I didn't see the economic recession coming. I do see some things now...

by Rick Baker
On Jun 30, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

Having been through those challenges, and rethinking business, I have a better picture of what we need to do to protect our businesses. I know business leaders need to inject Maker-thinking into their business. And, they need to do more good-old-fashioned testing of ideas...that's the entrepreneur-proven route to innovation.

Canadian leaders need to stop avoiding people problems and come up with better ways to remedy them.

Canadian leaders need to start matching talents with tasks.

When you solve a problem at your workplace check to see if the solution could help your clients...and suppliers.

by Rick Baker
On May 31, 2019

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

...and business allies.

Spread your solutions. Spread better and best practices.

Challenge your leadership team to understand what it means to be best-in-class or significantly better.

Be bold. Be confident your thinking is creating top-quality solutions.

Share your solutions and be open to feedback that helps you improve on your solutions and uncover opportunities.

Share your solutions with business peers...exchange ideas, exchange improvements, and exchange opportunities.

Check out our Clients' Clients Philosophy

 

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