Success is as unpredictable as failure. Nobody knows for sure what will be a hit or a miss. Every runaway success is only obvious with hindsight. And yet we expend so much of our creative energy trying to be successful to our detriment. When you liberate yourself from the pressure of having to win, you’re…Read More
Our choices not only determine our priorities, plans and results—they are also clues about what matters to us.Read More
Meaningful progress doesn’t happen in a single, magical alignment of the stars. Opportunity can’t pass us by because it’s available to us in this moment and the next one.Read More
Whatever you’re building, think beyond features, functionality and design and think first about how the person you serve wants to feel when she arrives at the place you’ve built.Read More
I remember landing my first ‘real’ job like it was yesterday. One of the big British supermarket chains was opening a huge store not far from where I lived in Dublin. It was good news for the hundreds of people who would be employed there—more jobs, more choice for consumers—a win-win. At fifteen, I thought…Read More
In the end, all that will be left of us is the stories other people share about us.
How can we make those the stories worth telling?
How we keep score changes the stories we tell, the businesses we build and the societies we shape.Read More
When we own the work we’re proud of it becomes more valuable to the people we serve.
How are you owning the work you’re proud of?
It’s easier to be heard when we shout. But being heard shouldn’t be our ultimate goal.Read More
We make more right moves when we stop to think how the next thing we’re about to take on aligns with our values, and if it’s helping us to get to where we ultimately want to go.Read More