Sustainovation Blog & News

Taking the first bite of the elephant…the disgustingly unfortunate, critical truth.
Dec 04, 2017
I’m always fascinated by the origins of phrases and there are few more iconic than the saying “How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” The metaphor is a story about how to get started, but that is only part of the story, so being a curious ...
America is afraid...of us. Let's end that together.
Oct 25, 2017
Americans are more afraid of government corruption than they are of dying in a terrorist attack. More afraid of government than a loved one becoming seriously ill or dying. Yet, the odds of being killed in terrorist attacks are 1 in 20 million, and t...
What I Saw When I Died
Apr 06, 2017
My heart stopped beating six years ago, I died, and it changed my life. I call life after that experience "Life 2.0". In my TEDx talk about it, I give voice to the power of twenty seconds of insane courage and feeling the hard things (and the good th...
One Second in Ten Years
Jun 30, 2015
Many people aren't aware that today we add one second to the clocks. This isn't a leap year. It's a leap second. And it only happens once every ten years. And there is a lot to learn from one second......
Corporate Chess: Which Piece Are You?
Jun 04, 2015
No workplace is devoid of politics. As much as we lament the political maneuvering, we can't deny it exists. The politics lead to a variety of strategies that make some of us more effective in our jobs. And some of us less. ...
10 Scraps of Knowledge from 50 Pilot Projects
May 01, 2015
In my career, I have led, managed or otherwise been a strong partner in over 50 innovative, boundary-pushing pilot projects. There are countless lessons inside of those pilots, but here are 10 that stand out for me....