Deborah Mills-Scofield

150 Added | 1 Magazine | 1 Like | 24 Following | 317 Followers | @dscofield | Status quo challenger; #innovation & #strategic planning are about WhyNot/Why, AND/BOTH. Has lots of of fun & hopefully makes an impact! Deborah Mills-Scofield has her own consultancy on innovation and strategy, is a partner in an early stage Venture Capital firm, writes for Harvard Business Review, Switch and shift and other venues, including her own blog, teaches at Brown University and Oberlin College and mentors many Millennials doing both ‘regular’ and social startups. Her patent from AT&T Bell Labs was one of the highest-revenue generating patents for AT&T and Lucent. She can be reached at @dscofield on twitter or dms@mills-scofield.com.

Why the 40's & 50's ROCK!!!!

40 Women over 40 ~ 2017Wow - just wow! Check out this amazing group of women doing amazing things! I'm honored, proud and very humbled to be part of …

Lifestyle

Want to Stay Relevant? Mentor!

The transformative stories from the BIF 2017 Summit are up!! They are all incredible so if asked to choose a few favorites I'd be challenged. Yup, …

InterAct

When Shoveling Sh&t is Easier

Sometimes, shoveling sh&t is easier than shoveling caviar. It's the path of least resistance. It makes sense. No one argues with you. It's usually …

Profit

Mentoring is Key to My Business Model

Brown University Mentees at BIF2016One of the most wonderful weeks of the year starts Sunday, September 10th. It begins with office hours and a …

Mentoring
Mentoring

What is the Root of Knowledge?

Jonaton Pie ~ Stakkholtsgja Canyon, IcelandI've been thinking a lot about what makes people want to create, invent, innovate, learn. So many of my …

Iceland

Pre-Natals vs. Post-Mortems

So often, when a project or product doesn't go well or fails, organizations do "post-mortems" - they go over what went wrong, why, sometimes rushing …

Probability

Look for What's Working!

May - when spring really starts for many of us in the 'north'. So, just a short blog - more of a request. This week, instead of looking at what's not …

How Big is Your Comfort Zone?

Fly NYON #ShoeSelfies - Aerial view over Central Park, NYCI’ve been thinking about comfort zones. Most of the discussion makes it seem like comfort …

Global Perspectives

If Not Now, Then...Later!

Most of us have realized, or at least acknowledged, that life and careers are no longer linear, predictable, plan-able. We are told to be …

Leadership

3 Key Questions #LifebyDesign

There's tons of questions we can ask ourselves to assess our lives, careers, goals, etc. Studies have been done and courses taught on scientifically …

Antarctica

The Lego Kit of Life (by Design)

What if I said that life was a set of Lego® bricks ~ all sorts of sizes, shapes, colors with a few bricks fixed together, unbreakable, but mot of …

Lego

How to Create an Amazing Life by Design ~ 5 Fundamentals

From the floorboards of Jackson Pollock's studio in the Hamptons, NY. The paint spatterings can be traced to specific pieces of his art.Two and a …

Jackson Pollock

The Paradox of Noisy Silence

New Year’s celebrations are usually full of noise – parties, fireworks, noisemakers, bowl games, you name it.The new year at work starts off with a …

Mozart

How to Interpret Truth From Facts

When is a fact true? This is a major question we’re asking given the pre/post-election. Sometimes, the answer isn’t a simple yes it’s true or no it’s …

Success

How I Found Myself in Berlin

Lessons for all ages at all times - from a 21 year old taking an 'experience' year (I'm trying to stop use of the word gap!!). Samanee Mahbub shares …

Employment

How to spend $200+ Billion for a Train Wreck

Once upon a time, a paragon of American innovation lost its way. It embodied Einstein’s definition of insanity, spending over $200B for a train …

Idealism

Who Are You?

When you meet someone at a party, an event, in the store, at a school, what do we usually ask? “What do you do?” or if you’re in college, “What’s …

Religion

Are You Obsolete?

Do you say, "Can you tape that show for me" when you'll be out missing a TV show or "Will you roll up the window?" when you're in the car? When your …

10 Timeless Thoughts on Work & Life

Though she's only 20, Samanee Mahbub's insights into her 10 weeks in NYC are important for all of us at any age. How many of these thoughts do you …

New York City

Four Lessons From My Great Bosses/Mentors

Posted this in Medium this week. Given all the discussion on Women in Tech, Silicon Valley biases, etc., I thought it was time to repost ... and …

Leadership

Rush to Discover, Don't Rush to Solve!

http://www.jeshujohn.com/Oh wow! A problem.... let's go solve it! It's our first reaction, right? It's human. We see a problem and our instinct is to …

Weather

Human Assets or Asses?

Yup, I said it and mean the double entendre. What company <i>doesn’t</i> say people are their greatest asset? How many companies really treat their employees …

Employee Engagement

Generation (I)nnovation: Why Today's Teens Instinctively Understand Disruption

I am honored to host Whitney Johnson's post as part of the launch of her new book, Disrupt Yourself: Putting the Power of Disruptive Innovation to …

Innovation

The Hedgehogs' Dilemma

The Hedgehog’s Dilemma is a metaphor for the problems we have developing relationships. Look around our professional and personal lives; examples are …

Hedgehogs

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

The Perks of Being an Amateur

An Animated Look at Scientific Illustration

Illustration

I Don't Know

The Upside of Impracticality: Or Why I Left Congress for Brooklyn

Brooklyn