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Three days a week we’ll email you a super insightful illustration that tells a story about the world of work. The emails cover topics like company culture, design thinking, leadership strategies, creating better functioning teams, enhancing patient experience, etc. They are designed to give you insight into working smarter and being more connected to why you do what you do. We also feature guest posts once a week from thought leaders around the world. People who enjoy the daily are most often senior leaders in business, healthcare execs, entrepreneurs, and academics.

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The Fifty-Year Window

By David Essman | September 15, 2021

  The thing about major innovation is, it comes in waves. These waves historically have lasted about fifty years, thereabouts. Along came the railway in …

how to change a toxic culture;Assumptions are the enemy unless you are assuming good

Fixing a Cultural Lemon

By David Essman | September 10, 2021

  Out of Context, or Just Too Much Context to Ignore?  Lately, we’ve been calling out some of the worst offenders in the corporate and academic worlds …

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What We Learned From Chairman Mao About Company Culture

By David Essman | August 30, 2021

  Complex and dynamic, that is the challenge of designing culture. There are no obvious levers to pull, what often looks like a good idea, …

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The Future Is Extraterrestrial

By David Essman | August 28, 2021

A few weeks ago, we wrote a post about the futility of trying to get human bodies to live in outer space, and “space tourism for …

culture of empathy;Simplicity is the hardest thing

Great Strategies Are Simple

By David Essman | August 25, 2021

CAVEAT: Generally, we shy away from using Apple as a case study because 1. They are such outliers and 2. They are overused by everybody and their dog…but the following …

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How to stand out in virtual meetings + Free Download

By David Essman | August 23, 2021

That’s the weird thing about the time we live in. The more we try to get robots to do the work of humans, the more …