Brian Allain

The best innovation labs are always a little contaminated

From “Where Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovation” by Steven Johnson Nemeth has gone on to document the same phenomenon at work in dozens of different environments: mock juries, boardrooms, academic seminars. Her research suggests a paradoxical truth about innovation: good ideas are more likely to emerge in environments that contain a

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The Recipe

From “Cumulative Advantage: How to Build Momentum for Your Ideas, Business, and Life Against All Odds” by Mark W. Schaefer The formula from the Ferriss case study and my research is the recipe we’ll follow for the rest of the book. If we aren’t born into Cumulative Advantage, we can go around the system and

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Always Open

From “Sacred Compass: The Way of Spiritual Discernment” by J. Brent Bill God works within and around us, leading, guiding, and opening the way, sometimes when we least expect or feel it. The idea of being led and guided implies movement. If we’re being led or guided then we must be being led or guided

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