Posts Tagged ‘challenge’



Don’t Wait Until the Crisis Happens

Sir Jonathan Miller is a highly regarded theatrical director based in London, and while I was watching him work on a BBC documentary the other night, he said something brilliant:  “You learn to ice skate in the summertime.”  He mentioned it was a lesson his father taught him.  It took awhile for it to sink in, and then I realized the power of what he was really saying. Once the game, project, production, business, crisis – whatever starts, it’s too late to learn what to do. Take the classes, learn the techniques, get the knowledge before the crisis begins, or Read the full article »

When Disruption Threatens Your Organization, Which Side Are You On?

When something new and disruptive happens, people within an organization generally fall into two groups:  Those who recognize the future inside the disruption, and those who only see the disruption as negative and fight to keep the status quo. I would have loved to be in the room at Blackberry when the first iPhone was announced. Chances are, one group recognized the threat and hunkered down to keep “Blackberry” a “Blackberry.” Keep the keyboard and software – after all, we can work within an enterprise system, and iPhone’s can’t. No change. Stay the course.  But I’ll bet there were others in the room who saw something different. They may not have Read the full article »

The Ugly Truth About Getting Your Book Published

At Cooke Pictures, we have so many clients who are brilliant speakers and thinkers, and many of them are writers as well.  I found this fascinating (if not humbling) list from publisher Steven Piersanti, and thought you’d find it interesting.  If you’re considering a book project, here’s the “10 Awful Truths” you need to know:

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