Eat Problems For Breakfast

“Expect prob­lems,” said the essay­ist Alfred A. Mon­ta­pert, “and eat them for break­fast.” That makes total sense to any­one involved in nextsens­ing. In my con­ver­sa­tions with MBA stu­dents and cor­po­rate clients alike, one ques­tion pops up repeat­ed­ly: “How...

How To Handle Rejection

You don’t have to be at the top to be lone­ly. Pio­neers with new ideas know the feel­ing, too. These thoughts came to mind after read­ing Patrick Allan’s (@mr_patrickallan) keen obser­va­tions on a Life­hack­er blog. On one post, he dis­cuss­es “Build Your...

Focus-not-us Is A New Problem

Are you suf­fer­ing from focus-not-us? Hocus-pocus hap­pens when words are used in a mean­ing­less way, usu­al­ly as part of a trick. “Focus-not-us” is my own phrase for a phe­nom­e­non I have observed in the read­ing and think­ing habits of many...

Search Outside; Think Inside

You can’t sit at your desk and nextsense. I’m bet­ting that res­onates with most peo­ple, because it is obvi­ous to most that look­ing inside one’s com­pa­ny is not like­ly to lead to the path of the cor­po­rate future. Yet, there are so many com­pa­nies whose...

Do you know what you’re doing?

Stop. Are you ful­ly and total­ly con­scious of what you are doing, feel­ing, sens­ing, think­ing — right now? Mind­ful­ness has been around for a long time, with the con­cept traced as far back as the Bud­dha. But some­times old news is new again. Mind­ful­ness...

The #1 Skill Everyone Needs

In many ways, stu­dents are the prod­ucts of edu­ca­tors. If a school or uni­ver­si­ty sys­tem con­sis­tent­ly pro­duces artis­tic, sci­en­tif­ic, busi­ness, and com­mu­ni­ty lead­ers, then it’s safe to say that the sys­tem is serv­ing soci­ety well. So, it only...

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