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Invite and inspire brilliance

How do we invite brilliant people to try and fail quickly, over and over again, in very small ways?

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Wholemindedness: The brilliance of an unfettered mind

Time management's greatest gift is wholemindedness.

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The brilliance of moments: how success is ultimately determined by now

I travel from Edmonton to Calgary and back almost every week.  It’s a three hour drive one-way, so I have a big chunk of time to listen to podcasts.  This week I listened to an interview, by Todd at …

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Leverage brillance: embrace weakness

Problems are opportunities. What will crisis drive you to do?

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Pinnacles and plains

Stop bleeding brilliance. Find a pinnacle. Climb together.

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Loaded for battleships; firing without reason

In what ways will you do which things that change what course to what end?

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Foundations for air castles

For impact investment to thrive, the castle needs a foundation.

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Loaded for seagull, built for battleships

Two essential decisions lie between you and greatness.

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Overview of Business+Strategy Posts

This category covers issues in business and strategy for entrepreneurs, SMEs and large corporations.

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Coach a bully CEO

Brilliant CEOs look like bullies. Good boards know better.

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Coaches for CEOs

Goalies only stopped being twitchy when they started getting coached. Who helps quirky CEOs?

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Terrior. Not frightening. Not a dog.

How the character of place influences and shapes everything it makes.

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Old news, new news


“sift” isn’t new. The company started about the same time as this website (circa 2006). That’s the old news.

New news: We’re now at this full-time. Have been since November 2007. And we are so grateful to say that business …

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Walk consciously, then leap.

From Henry David Thoreau’s journal:

“Find out as soon as possible what are the best things in your composition and then shape the rest to fit them. The former will be the midrib and veins of the leaf.

There …

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How to do only that which you can do

How do we get started on a path to doing things that express our genius?

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Passion metric

I battle an internal suspicion that I’m too naive for business. Maybe I think too big, measure obstacles as too small, and expect too much? But maybe we live too small, ask too few important questions, focus on the middle …

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Fiction society: moving beyond crowds

Before moving on to a review of John Ruskin’s book, On Art and Life, there’s one more bit to synthesize from the first two (here and here). Trouble is, I’m not sure how to say this best. …

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Experiencing insight: which comes first, age or beauty?

Can a group of eclectic and divergent innovators pick winners in ways "experienced" veterans can't? Is experience all it's made out to be when the game is new ventures?

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Creating tailor-made companies

I keep running into amazing people. Each one stuck in a job that uses a tiny part of what they're great at. Here's a plan to use a bit more.

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Synchronizing greatness

Here’s an unsolved riddle: How do we get the minds of widely dispersed, brilliant people to focus on critical problems/opportunities? How do we synchronize greatness?

Dave Pollard brought this up a few days ago. He writes:

“… we don’t need …

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Invoking innovation: moving beyond serendipity

Innovative brilliance is fortuitous. It's an accident. The challenge is moving beyond serendipity and to intention.

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Up on a soapbox

When do we get to play? Why does brilliance need an excuse?

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Codex

I’ve been working, since the canoe trip this summer, to refine a few of the most important pieces I’ve written about on this site. These ideas are important to me as I seek to understand both my way forward and …

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Concrete straightjacket

This summer’s canoe trip was, for the most part, a fairly placid experience. Smooth water, subdued weather, genial wildlife.

But there is a stretch of river where things get pretty inspired. Rounding a corner the river suddenly picks up its …

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Gatherings that changed the world

From wikipedia on the Slovay Conference:

“Perhaps the most famous conference was the October 1927 Fifth Solvay International Conference on Electrons and Photons, where the world’s most notable physicists met to discuss the newly formulated quantum theory. The leading

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How would you be?

When you dream of an ideal space to do what you do best, what does it look like, sound like, and feel like?

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dream job

To work with people that have embraced their brilliance. To work with people who are brilliant. People who intend to shine.

I want to work on innovation, creativity, and insight. I’m keen on educating for creativity and insight, creating markets …

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Killed by ninjas

Retro post #91

Great find by Johnnie Moore, John Kay’s article on Obliquity is excellent. Kay writes that goals are often best achieved when pursued indirectly – this is the idea of obliquity.

Like Johnnie it reminds me of …

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How to be introspective

Introversion isn't bad, it just has consequences.

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Finding your genius

The difference between success and obscurity is self-knowing.

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Not enough time is all about trust

The natural timing of life requires trust.

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Metaphors of re-innovation

To see further, stand on giants.

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Not for us.

It is too easy to grow desperate.

As though life were a hill. The greasy floor of the slaughter house. At the bottom lies the gaping maw of desperate living, foul choices, and black thoughts.

It seems so but isn’t …

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Wheelbarrow: Metatags

What’s with the wheelbarrow? This is a placeholder where I want to begin to use and understand the humanity of tags.

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Metatags: first derivative of thought.

Metatags are key to meta-knowledge

Clay Shirky: “Taggers …

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Wheelbarrow: Metatags

What’s with the wheelbarrow? This is a placeholder where I want to begin to use and understand the humanity of tags.

Metatags: first derivative of thought.

Metatags are key to meta-knowledge

Clay Shirky: “Taggers are good at …

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Intentional conversations

While I’m busy fooling around with book lists, Dave Pollard’s dropping gems. He’s not only framed-up my initial idea but already started putting on the drywall. I guess that’s what you get for sharing ideas with bright guys.

I …

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Frickin’ amazing vs. the long tail

Maybe this is an old idea. Maybe I’m the last kid on the block to get it, but it seems to me that “frickin’ amazing” is the new normal and it’s not getting us much.

Read the marketing gurus. They …

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Intellectual entrepreneurship

Intellectual entrepreneurship is hard to understand - the key is hiding it inside practical entrepreneurship.

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Forward sideways

Great find by Johnnie Moore, John Kay’s article on Obliquity is excellent. Kay writes that goals are often best achieved when pursued indirectly – this is the idea of obliquity.

Like Johnnie it reminds me of a sports metaphor.…

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abbr. resume

My name is Jeremy Heigh. I am a husband, father, son, brother, friend, reader, thinker, economist, investor, gamer, artist, writer, and young man.

I liked school and have three degrees. The last is an M.Sc. in environmental economics. I enjoy …

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