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The Power of Being Agile, Cheap, Flexible, and Resource Constrained in an Exponential World

This episode is sponsored by the CIO Scoreboard

Enrique Rubio and I share a favorite quote:

“We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them,” Albert Einstein.

I was interested to bring Enrique onto the show because he has great depth of knowledge in understanding perplexing challenge unique to our generation.

How do we in the Western World who live in a World of Abundance solve complex problems in the developing world? How do we deploy exponential technologies in a sustainable way that makes the lives of others better? How do we approach solving complex problems?

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How You Can Be as Creative as Michelangelo and Navy Seals | Podcast Episode # 5

Michelangelo (1475-1564). Engraved by R.Woodman and published in

I am very excited about this wonderful podcast interview with Michael Michalko. Michael is one of the world’s foremost experts on creative thinking.

As an officer in the United States Army, Michael organized a team of NATO intelligence specialists and international academics in Frankfurt, Germany, to research, collect, and categorize all known inventive-thinking methods. His international team applied those methods to various NATO military, political, and social problems and in doing so it produced a variety of breakthrough ideas and creative solutions to new and old problems. After leaving the military, Michael facilitated CIA think tanks using his creative thinking techniques. Michael later applied these creative-thinking techniques to problems in the corporate world with outstanding successes. Michael has provided keynote speeches, workshops, and seminars on fostering creative thinking for clients who range from Fortune 500 corporations, such as DuPont, Kellogg’s, General Electric, Kodak, Microsoft, Exxon, General Motors, Ford, USA, AT&T, Wal-Mart, Gillette, and Hallmark, to associations and governmental agencies. In addition to his work in the United States, Michael has worked with clients in countries around the world.

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