Friday Fun: All That Jazz


Imagine for a minute, if you will, a Dad entering the en suite bathroom to find his girls in the bath. Nothing out of the ordinary if your girls are 9 and 5. But imagine if your girls have propped up an iPad on the counter and are listening to jazz. When you ask, “why […]

Friday Fun: Eat, Drink and Be Creative


It turns out we all should be having vodka cranberries at work. In the March 2012 issue of Consciousness and Cognition, Professors Andrew Jarosz, Gregory Colflesh and Jennifer Wiley proved that alcohol intoxication facilitates creative problem solving. They state: The results of the current study supported the prediction that moderate alcohol intoxication would improve performance […]

Friday Fun: Get Back to Work


I’m amazed to see how far collaboration has come in the organization. It amazes me even more how much further it has to go. I recall a conversation I once had in a public gym which went something like this. “Hey Dan, how is that ‘collaboration’ thing going?” “Pretty well, I think.” “Well, I believe […]

Friday Fun: Meet Gump Shun


Gump’s a trailblazer. He’s willing and able. He’s got pizazz. He doesn’t mind being open and sharing; some call it bravado, I call it courage. Mr. Shun wasn’t always this way. He had to work at it. Being collaborative wasn’t his thing in the old days. He knew no different. He did what they all did; […]