60 Children Get Brand New Bicycles at NBCUniversal Conference

On Monday, April 16, 500 participants from NBCUniversal came together on Pier 86, adjacent to the Intrepid Battleship.  Spinning wrenches and twisting screw drivers, these participants were building a brand new NBCUniversal product.  Little did they know, their customers were waiting just outside the tent doors. As participants looked over the bicycle they had just ...

The Carrot and Stick Approach No Longer Applies

Most of the time, business is at the forefront of change in our society. Sometimes, on the cutting and bleeding edge of change. But from time to time, business is sadly behind what we know to be fact. This is especially true when it comes to what motivates employees within a company. Traditionally, a \'Carrot and Stick\' approach to rewarding employees has worked very well. A goal is set and if you achieve it, you get the carrot. If you fail to achieve it, you get the stick. According to Dan Pink, author of Drive, the Surprising Truth about What Motivates Us, the carrot and stick still work, but in narrowly defined areas.

Sole Purpose in New Jersey

Last week on a rainy Tuesday morning, 35 Novo Nordisk employees were gathering for a 2-hour team building event.  Ah, team building.  It can be like nails on a chalkboard.  Some people look at it as a break from their daily routine, while others look at it as a complete waste of time.  Together you ...

Mission Unstoppable

Mission: Build 20 Jamis Bicycles Team: Bain Capital Location: Lenox, Massachusetts Outcome: Change the lives of 20 extraordinary children Changing Mission Impossible to Mission Unstoppable, we have launched yet another successful bike build in beautiful Lenox, Massachusetts.  Teaming up with an extraordinary team of individuals at Edgework Consulting, we set up tables where 20 large, ...

The Lesson I Learned from Doodle Jump

08. August 2011 Legendary 2
So I was going through my touch flipping through applications the other day, when I came across it.  Doodle Jump.  For those of you who don’t know what Doodle Jump is, it’s an insanely addictive game where you move a little Doodler as he jumps from platform to platform, evading obstacles and monsters, to try ...

A Push Forward

We must constantly reevaluate what we do and not let habits and past wisdom blind us to new possibilities. Apple just launched their newest operating system, OS X Lion, last week.  Like any new idea, people are excited about the change, but weary of its unfamiliarity.  Just like people who are fretful about the idea ...