Marcia Conner

The Rise of Social Everything

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The Rise of Social Everything

People have worked together, learned together, and made buying decisions together for centuries. What makes social a hot topic today is that light mobile tools and vast digital networks extend our access and conversations with all our connections—in our workplaces, our communities, and online.

The Rise of Social Everything

Make a Ruckus Today and Everyday

February 24, 2015 would have been Steve Jobs’ 60th birthday. As Seth Godin points out, “Jobs’ contribution wasn’t invention. Technology breakthroughs didn’t come out of his basement the way they did from Land or Tesla. Instead, his contribution was to have a point of view.” In the spirit of Steve Jobs, let's name today...

Make a Ruckus Day, celebrating the man who once said, “I want to put a ding in the universe” and consistently encouraged all of us to make a difference that matters.

Make a Ruckus Today and Everyday

All I ever hear is Marcia Marcia Marcia

The 2015 Super Bowl features Marcia Brady (played by actor Danny Trejo) that made me snicker a bunch.

All I ever hear is Marcia Marcia Marcia

Take A Cue From Cliff Divers

A young man dives from a 30-foot cliff over a waterfall inside Casa Bonita, a Mexican-themed “entertainment” restaurant in Denver, Colo. That’s his job; he dives again and again for the enjoyment of dining patrons. Between dives he admits, “I have yet to have a day where I don’t want to go to work.”...

Most people aren’t that lucky or brave. We don’t often get to practice our craft again and again, let alone get cheered on to dive in or climb back up. Doing it every day doesn’t mean it doesn’t require courage, that it’s not hard, or that there aren’t risks; there are just more reasons to keep... [read more]

Take A Cue From Cliff Divers

Advice for Executives: Get Some Sleep!

Our lack of sleep deprives us of the capacity to excel. There was a time I chose to sleep only a few hours a night. I commuted between continents for months and then from the East Coast to West Coast each week for years. Habits included late night reading, early morning email, and thirty...

years without a nap. I believed I could achieve higher productivity by simply sleeping less. Now I chase after sleep like fireflies: enthusiastically but with little sparkle the next day. I have a young son and a husband with restless legs. I also have a new company about to launch and another fall season on the road... [read more]

Advice for Executives: Get Some Sleep!

Girls Gone Engineering

Perhaps the reason only 7% of engineers are women is because rather than persevering, we interpret early failures to mean we need to change our interests to increase the likelihood we'll succeed. A new book, Rosie Revere, Engineer, can offer girls another way.

Girls Gone Engineering

I do believe in magic

"When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it...We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains...

"When I was twelve years old, the world was my magic lantern, and by its green spirit glow I saw the past, the present, and into the future. You probably did too; you just don’t recall it... [read more]We are born able to sing to birds and read the clouds and see our destiny in grains of sand. But then we get the magic educated right out of our souls. We get it churched out, spanked out, washed out, and combed out. We get out on the straight and narrow and told to be responsible. Told to act our age." From Boy's Life by Robert McCammon

I do believe in magic
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