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Mistakes become demons only when they know we haven't learned their lessons.

by Rick Baker
On Mar 4, 2021

The Thinking Behind The Tweet

We give life to our mistakes when we allow them to get the better of us. As we worry about them, we give them power...the power of demons. When we learn the lessons they are trying to teach us, our mistakes no longer possess the power of demons. Objective thought is the key to learning lessons from our mistakes. Objective thought does its best work when our emotions are under our control. 

 

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

by Rick Baker
On Mar 1, 2021

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 Feb 11, 2021

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 Feb 7, 2021

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

by Rick Baker
On Jan 31, 2021

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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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 Jan 30, 2021

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.

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