Posts:June 2010, Possibilities

Best People or Best Ideas?

by Petra Sammer| June 22, 2010

  If you have to choose between ideas and people – which do you choose? What’s more important? To have the best ideas to solve your problem or to have the best people on your team?     Ed Catmull, Oscar Award winner and President of the Walt Disney Animation Studios and Pixar Animation Studios has the […]

When an Idea Is Bad

by Hal Walker| June 18, 2010

“We’d ask that whether you’re talking to a dealer, reviewing dealer advertising, or speaking with friends and family, that you communicate our brand as Chevrolet moving forward.” Those words, calling for the quiet burial of the Chevy name, recently ricocheted off the computer screens of thousands of General Motors employees, creating an emotional tsunami among […]

Give Yourself a New Point of View

by Tera Miller| June 16, 2010

When it comes to generating new ideas,  a lot depends – literally – on your point of view. As I stand looking out of my office window, I can see familiar sights:  Lake Michigan, Buckingham Fountain, the Art Institute of Chicago, a small group of people gathered in the shade of a tree; 12 tennis […]

Beware the Yeasayers

by Danny Dworkin| June 8, 2010

In a recent Possibilities post called “Nobody Remembers the Naysayers,” my colleague Karen Strauss calls pessimism the kryptonite of innovation, and for good reason. Anyone aiming to invent the future gets nowhere by focusing on what can’t be done. Dream killers are easy targets. At some point we’ve all experienced the sting of their rejection […]