Running Scared

I read an article in a Southwest Airlines magazine recently that talked about the concept of “running scared”.  It was just a short piece among other business related topics.  The author mentioned that Bernie Marcus, founder of Home Depot, used this term to describe the early days of Home Depot.  I had some free time in the airport, thanks to a 4 hour delay, so I spent some of that time thinking about this concept.

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Left Brain? Right Brain? Who cares!

I have always thought of myself as a left brain person.  And, there are certainly times when I have wished I was more of a right brain person.   However, I read a great article recently that has made me rethink this classification.  The article is from “Strategy + Business“, written by William Duggan and titled “How Aha Really Works“.  Since we are heavily focused on enabling innovation, this article is a home run and I urge you to read it.  I won’t rewrite it all here, but some points are worth repeating to get others to read the article and offer your insights, too.

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