12 March

A #NewWayToWork Requires New Mindsets, Methods and Measures

A #NewWayToWork Requires New Mindsets, Methods and Measures

Lately I have been spending a lot of time with IBM, most recently at their new mega conference, IBM InterConnect as an invited guest. While I’ve long admired IBM, especially during their eBusiness and Social Business eras, my respect for the organization and the people within it has grown immensely over these past few months. As part […]

6 January

How to hold stand-up meetings that foster accountability

How to hold stand-up meetings that foster accountability

The stand-up meeting (also known as the daily scrum) is one of the true crossover ideas of the agile development movement. Visit the offices of most leading companies today, and you’re bound to see groups of employees standing in a circle, discussing their projects. This meeting style has spread far beyond software development teams because […]

11 December

Mutually Assured Production

Mutually Assured Production

“I would stand at the subway and I’d say, ‘I’m Ed Koch, I’m your congressman,’ and people would just rush by, thinking of me more as an impediment to their getting to the office on time. And then, serendipitously, one day I said, ‘I’m Ed Koch, I’m your congressman. How’m I doing?’ And people stopped […]

4 December

The Catastrophe That Is Bad Collaboration

The Catastrophe That Is Bad Collaboration

The following is a fictional story based on real world examples. If it hits a little too close to home, you should ping us ASAP! Max didn’t realize just how poorly his team was collaborating until he hired Steph. Steph was a writer, a stereotypical creative if there ever was one. Totally right-brained, perfection over […]

26 November

The Power and Importance of Language

The Power and Importance of Language

A lot has been written about the power and importance of language. Even more about the power of questions. And of course, most of us know that a picture is worth a 1,000 words. Yet it seems we are going so fast these days that we don’t often pay enough attention to the words, the […]

25 November

The Commitment Molecule: A New View on Collaboration

The Commitment Molecule: A New View on Collaboration

We all know that we are smarter together than we are alone, and that we can accomplish more as a team, but how does that really work? Certainly it’s about increasing our capacity and networking our capabilities, but there is something more fundamental underlying successful collaboration. The strength of our relationships with each other, how well we […]

6 October

Do More with Less, With Alynd

Do More with Less, With Alynd

We’ve all been in the situation where we are forced to do more with less. Whether it was through budget cuts at work, a loss of a job from the economic downturn or like myself as an entrepreneur just starting a new company. It’s such a common challenge that there are countless images and discussions […]

16 September

Transforming the Heart of Business: Our Road Ahead

Transforming the Heart of Business: Our Road Ahead

I’ve never been to TED. Sure I’ve been to a few TEDx’s but not many, and oddly never as a speaker. That’s my own fault though as I don’t do much if any self promotion. I’ve been to BIL though, the most excellent crowd sourced unconference alternative that many see as the spark that lit […]

8 September

Chris Heuer Explains Alynd at SF New Tech

Chris Heuer Explains Alynd at SF New Tech

While attending SF New Teach on August 27, 2014, Myles Weissledder invited Chris Heuer to pitch and demo the Alynd Alpha to the startup community in attendance. While he hadn’t prepared for the speech, he demonstrated the difference that 20 years of entrepreneurial experience and a deep understanding of the problem/solution can make when seizing such […]

19 August

Shhhhh… Don’t tell anyone, but we are opening up the Alynd Alpha

Shhhhh… Don’t tell anyone, but we are opening up the Alynd Alpha

Shhhhh, be vwery vwery quiet… We may not be huntin wabbits, but we are beginning to quietly open up the Alynd Alpha to those who have signed up on our alpha waiting list (you can get on the list on our home page). It will still be a while before we open up for direct […]