Blake's Blog

The Perils of Pessimism & The Power of Positivity


“You just have to decide whether you are Tigger or Eeyore. You...

The Value of Systems Integration


This past week I spent some time with a company renowned for being a...

Leadership, the University & Poor vs. Great Leaders


While literally countless important questions swirl around us every day, there are few that stimulate...

Creativity & Genius: Nathan Myhrvold


On May 20, 2010 I caught a neat episode of Charlie Rose on PBS ...

Decision Hill


Decisions, decisions, decisions.

We make countless decisions each and every day...every hour...every minute....

Lackluster Idea by Blockbuster


Yesterday, Blockbuster announced they're likely to close 20% of their stores...approximately 960...

The Opposite of Extinct


I’m on an airplane now, straddling three cities in two days, and just...

Innovation & Commoditization


Among several others, I had a couple of specific, very interesting conversations in the past...

Creative Destruction


Like ants in a mound, we all sense the vibrations of impending change.

In particular,...

Purpose, Meaning, and the Good Life


For those of you who were kind, curious, and committed enough to devour my...

Aesop & Scar Tissue Times


What a difference seven months make.

In October, as the unwinding of our world'...

Call to Action: Request for Participation in Forthcoming Research


As I listen to and exchange ideas with contemporary leaders on the front lines...