Jump-Starting Rochester: The New Narrative Part 3

Posted by Bruce Peters

In New Narrative Parts 1 and 2, I wrote about  the opportunity for our Rochester NY Community  to actualize our potential as the #1 innovation technology hub, as earned and recognized in Jump-Starting America.

The challenge to our community and to each of us who care is, how to actualize this potential. In my last post, I labeled Gruber and Johnson’s designation as a gift to us. What will we do with this gift?

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Jump-Starting Rochester: The New Narrative Part 2

Posted by Bruce Peters

In Part 1, I described my introduction to Jonathan Gruber and Simon Johnson’s book “Jump-Starting America” and most importantly, the designation of our Rochester Community as being #1 in having the potential to be the next great technology innovation hub.

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Jump-Starting Rochester: The New Narrative Part 1

Posted by Bruce Peters

We're #1

Before the year end, prior to taking a pause from work, I wrote the article that follows to our fledgling "Jump-Starting Rochester" Community.
 
I post it now as it sets the context of our communities designation as the potential # 1 location to become a technology/innovation hub. 
 
The New Narrative Parts I and II are about creating, that is, co-creating the story we would love our children and grandchildren to tell about this time in our community and the role each of us will play in that story. Hope that you will read and consider. Part I today. Part II to follow. 
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Thanksgiving Musings

Posted by Bruce Peters

Good Writing Is Clear Thinking Made Visible

The above was the quote on the
fortune cookie I received last evening at Sushi with my grandson.

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A couple of habits that support my success

Posted by Bruce Peters

 

A friend of mine, Tom Fosterwrote an blog post, A Level of Competence,  that ended in what he calls an unspoken question.

“What habits do you have that support your success?

He then posted replies from his readers.  I’ve a couple I’d like to share.

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Re: "No Advice" Post

Posted by Bruce Peters

This past week I exchanged email with my colleague and friend, Tom McCallum on the general topic of advice giving. The working theme of the post, the catalyst for the exchange, was about giving "less advice".

 
Totally unknown to Tom, several days prior to this post he had written a couple of other posts describing the advice he had provided to clients. This raised my shackles about the efficacy of advice in any form. I had started to bring up the issue a couple of times with Tom but failed to do so. Voila! Synchronicity, coincidence or serendipity took over and Tom wrote "Give less advice."

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To my way of thinking...

Posted by Bruce Peters

Periodically, I like most of you, get introduced to other professionals through or by trusted colleagues.This past week Jimmy P. connected as a consequence of just such an introduction. After a brief email exchange it became clear that Jimmy was a true professional and superbly intentional about where the direction of the connection might go. 
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Fairy Dust - Teal Guide Role

Posted by Bruce Peters

When asked the question, “Bruce, what is it you do?” I’m always inarticulate. I could say that I’m a business coach, a mentor, a trusted advisor to CEO’s and their entire organization. But those titles are really just bullet points for a much deeper, vested commitment.

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Abilene Paradox and the Anaclitic Blues

Posted by Bruce Peters

Almost 15 years ago I was introduced to the work of Prof. Jerry Harvey, His seminal work on the Abilene Paradox and subsequent videos created an almost cult-like following for him in the 80’s and 90’s in Business Management circles.

 

How Come Every Time I Get Stabbed In the Back My Fingerprints Are On the Knife continues to be my very favorite title for a business book. It’s message is that we all collude in some fashion in the results we get through the choices we make, and that resonates, perhaps, even more importantly today.

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Holidays and what it means to be human

Posted by Bruce Peters

For as long as I can remember, as I enter into the holiday season and coming new year, I’ve found myself wrestling with my own mixed emotional responses. The seeds of this ambivalence were planted long ago in my earliest memories. While others have visions of sugarplums and gift giving, imprinted on me is the scene of my father dressed in a Santa Claus outfit beating my mother mercilessly while he was in a drunken stupor…virtually under the Xmas tree. That scene played out far too often. It was as if the pressure and expectation of the holidays brought out the very worst rather than the best.

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Topics: Beyond Teal

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