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Yes, And is Zappos Approved

Zappos, the legendary online retailer, has a recommended book list for both its employees and customers. Our book, “Yes, And,” is listed alongside a bunch of terrific books about business, culture and innovation. So that’s pretty cool.

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Lead Change

Unless you’ve been smart enough to live under a rock for the past year, you know we’ve had sweeping changes in our political leadership.

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I Went Back To School And Learned How To Open A Door

It’s true – I went back to school and learned to open a door. I promise this is not a metaphor.

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How Improv Can Transform Your Creativity

I picked up the microphone and looked out at the crowd of business people, gathered in neat rows on the top floor of a Chicago skyscraper. They were here for a talk about IDEO and design thinking.

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How To Have More Fun At Work

Some days, work feels like, well, work.

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Improvisation In A Crisis? The Science Says Yes (And)

A colleague sent me the blog first thing this morning. I’m guessing it was sent to inspire or incite – it’s not clear which just yet.

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The Role Of Laughter & Humor In The Workplace

Because I work for The Second City, a lot of people assume all I do at my job is laugh.

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Ethics And Compliance: A Method For Insight And Action

Fordham law professor, Alison Taylor, has a great piece in the Harvard Business Review that was just published called 5 Signs Your Organization Might Be Headed for an Ethics Scandal.

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