‘Tis the Season (but not the one you think)

It’s not quite yet the season to be jolly (although we’ve seen holiday decorations going up around Michigan Avenue this week). It’s the season to be terrified, also known as Health Insurance Open Enrollment. If you, like me, are lucky enough to have survived a health crisis, you also carry...

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Canteen Mixtape #3

Just in time for our spring thaw we bring you songs we’ve enjoyed over the winter, leading off with Billie Bob Thornton’s classic Forever. Listen closely to some very funny lyrics.  Next is Merry Go ‘Round from an up and coming singer songwriter from Texas, Kacey Musgraves.  Around the Plynth...

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The Bell Curve is Melting

I found an old-school infographic this morning.  It comes from a book by Seth Godin called We Are All Weird. I thought it worth sharing because it provides such a clear, simple visualization of one the fundamental cultural shifts rocking business today: normal is disappearing.  Check it out…. In the days...

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The Password Is “Simplify”

Nassim Nicholas Taleb is not resting on his laurels for coming up with The Black Swan Theory. This week he had a piece in the New York Times that was nothing short of brilliant. Here’s the link: http://www.advisorone.com/2011/11/08/end-banker-bonuses-taleb The idea makes perfect sense: Remove the incentive (a.k.a. monstrous bonuses) for...

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