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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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How To Invent The Future

By David Essman | February 22, 2021

In the last year, there have been two books that have really excited us. Rory Sutherland’s “Alchemy” and Matt Ridley’s “How Innovation Works”. Both are great reads. Both …

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Innovation is Cultural

By David Essman | February 16, 2021

This Bloomberg article gave us pause: The USA has slipped out of the Top Ten Most Innovative Countries. That’s right. America’s being surpassed by the Swedes, …

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The Connection Between Super Bowl Ads and Company Culture

By David Essman | February 11, 2021

  Another year, another massively expensive spectacle in which companies paid a reported $5.5 million for a 30-second spot in the Super Bowl — on top of …

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Are you Seeking Redemption?

By David Essman | February 3, 2021

Welsh denim entrepreneur David Hieatt recently tweeted this: “Being an entrepreneur is one of the most effective personal development programs you can ever take.” BAM!!! Ain’t that the …

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Nobody Cares About You

By David Essman | February 1, 2021

The great marketing blogger (and College Professor) Mark Ritson had a superb piece in Marketing Week about how, contrary to all the hotshots that give keynotes at marketing conferences, …

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How to design your future

By David Essman | January 27, 2021

  Back in 1969, Kenneth Clarke presented the seminal BBC TV series. “Civilization”. It was a big deal at the time. It’s probably the most influential arts …