The Power of Human Ingenuity

How can you talk if you haven't got a brain? asked Dorothy. I don't know, replied Scarecrow, but some people without brains do an awful lot of talking. Quote from The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

“What are you going to do about it?” My grandmother was chastising me for whining about how life wasn’t fair – or some other perceived injustice. What could I do about it! I was only a kid. It’s someone else’s job to fix it! Or at least I thought so.  Instead of letting me pass […]

An Ethics Crisis in 2020 – Here Is To A Better 2021

Ethical Research - Do What Is Right Not What is Easy

Given the esteem and trust we grant scientists and innovators, how could this happen?  How could research fraud, falsified data, and unproven conclusions result in 1,800 papers in leading journals and peer review articles being retracted in 2020? And this is not an anomaly. [1] Two decades ago, journals were retracting roughly 40 papers per […]

I Have a Question…

Toddler with never-ending questions

“Dad – what’s that?” My daughter, 4 or 5, was in her car seat as we were running errands. She grew impatient with my delay in answering her question. “That!” she said as she pointed out her window at the curb.  “It’s called a curb,” I explained. “What’s it made of?” “Cement.” “What’s cement?” I […]

Success comes from creating jaw dropping new products and not by restructuring the organization

It seems obvious but its not. Many senior executives have the mistaken impression that what is needed is restructuring the organization in order to come up with that new killer product idea. Rather than focusing on structure, why not focus on creating and nurturing a corporate culture that empowers the organization to create those killer innovations. […]

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