Richard Merrick

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Small Business Resources & Tools

The EMyth blog is the go-to resource for small business owners looking for help. You’ll find practical advice and simple tools to build a world-class …

The 25-Hour Work Week, And Other Radical Ideas For Better Employee Productivity

“I don’t care when you work, how you work, or where you work.” In an excerpt from her upcoming book, author Rana Florida explores unconventional ideas for letting employees be their best selves.<p>When I began as CEO at the Creative Class, I told my team members that I was not their boss. Early on, I …

This is my work

The ability to learn is the only lasting competitive advantage for any organization. Hyper-connected work environments require people with better …

Declare Your Radicalness

Consider what I’d call the paradox of radicalism. Everywhere, we — especially Americans — are told that we’re the inheritors of the legacies of plucky adventurers, grand risk-takers, resolute pioneers; those with the courage and sheer impertinence to defy a status quo that tried its damnedest to …

How to Increase Your Creativity in 9 Easy Steps

1. Sleep<p><i>“Sleep is the best meditation” -Dalai Lama</i><p>Sleep is a passive state, right? I mean, you aren’t exactly thinking about solving the theory of …

Jonah Lehrer on Brainstorming

Unleashing Greatness?

Making the Corporation Work for Us - Colin Mayer

Tomorrow's Work - Ben Hammersley

How Bosses Accidentally Make You Less Creative

Leaders of today’s world know exactly what I mean when I say that it is becoming increasingly more important for newer and more innovative ideas to …

Competence vs. possibility | Seth's Blog

As we get more experienced, we get better, more competent, more able to do our thing.<p>And it's easy to fall in love with that competence, to …

The Nature of the Future – Review

What will the future look like? Here are some glimpses.<p>Genomera: Crowdsourcing clinical trials.<br>• BioCurious: Hackerspace for biotech.<br>• Lending Club: “We …

Reinventing You: Define Your Brand, Imagine Your Future

<b>A step-by-step guide to reinventing you</b><p>Are you where you want to be professionally?<p>Whether you want to advance faster at your present company, change …

Forget multitasking, try monotasking

People don't just cook anymore -- they're cooking, texting, talking on the phone, watching YouTube and uploading photos of the awesome meal they just …

Toward zero unemployment | Seth's Blog

A dozen generations ago, there was no unemployment, largely<br>because there were no real jobs to speak of. Before the industrial revolution,<br>the thought …

The Surprising Truth About Moving Others - Dan Pink

Why Organizations Are So Afraid to Simplify

While most managers complain about being overloaded with responsibilities, very few are willing to give up any of them. It’s one of the great contradictions of organizational life: People are great at starting new things — projects, meetings, initiatives, task forces — but have a much harder time …

Let’s Save Great Ideas from the Ideas Industry

What was your favorite TED talk this year? I found both Amanda Palmer’s and Nilofer’s spectacular. Yet, this year, TED made me wonder about Great Ideas, and our relationship with them. And I began to ask myself: even if we enjoy a great TED talk, should the rise of “TED thinking” concern us just a …

Are meetings a force for good?: Some questions for the authors of The Org | Daniel H. Pink

There’s lots to dislike about the modern workplace. Dunderheaded managers. Snarls of bureaucracy. And all those endless meetings. But Ray Fisman and …

10 Reasons Why We Struggle With Creativity

“There is always room, if only in one’s own soul, to create a spot of Paradise, crazy though it may sound.”<p><b>--Henry Miller, Preface to Stand Still</b> …