5-minute read Water begins to fill a large glass-walled cube in the middle of a dimly lit room. For this research experiment, the water represents “change”. Slowly oozing in from the bottom right of the cube, the water starts to creep up the feet and legs of the adult chimpanzee and it’s offspring, as they tightly hold hands together. The researchers in the room performing this experiment are not seeing any real reaction yet. As the fluid level continues to rise, this subtl
10-minute read Picture this: you’re about to catch a flight. You arrive at the airport a couple of hours early with your mind racing, anxious about that one random item you may have forgotten to pack (toothbrush again!?). You hustle towards security hoping there’s enough time to grab a coffee, with your carry on click-clacking across the airport tile behind you. After awkwardly fumbling with your laptop and Ziploc bags of essentials, you get through security without too much
3-Minute Read Did you watch last years hit, It by Stephen King? I didn’t! Quite frankly, I terrify easily and don’t find that enjoyable. What I did captively watch was the genius marketing around the movie – posters, trailers, billboards of red balloons tied to city sewer grates. The ads reminded me of my own fascination with red balloons – stemming from images of innocence, love and hope – certainly things not associated with Pennywise the Dancing Clown! My love for crimson
Have you read Toffler’s Future Shock? It was written in the 70’s but it’s about the present – it’s about what’s happening today to people and groups who are overwhelmed by change.
Organizations feel it too – when “an individual’s predicament becomes an enterprise problem.” Undeniably, to keep up, organizations must react to numerous internal and external pressures – sometimes those pressures are overwhelming and at times self-inflicted. The concept of future shock applied a
Here’s a little mystery for you! Did you see the TREEO holiday video? If you didn't, we alluded that TREEO was formed because of this guy... But, we have a confession: that’s not entirely true. More on this later. Here's some truth for you – we all love a great story. Great stories can take us on emotional journey of excitement, anger, love, despair – and can live on for centuries. Using an eight-step formula for telling great stories that inspire and motivate, I’m going to
TREEO was born the same way I would guess many small businesses are: sitting around a table with a couple of good friends. For us, a compelling recognition that certain needs within the community are either being neglected or underserved is what brought us together. We didn't know what TREEO was yet, but we did have a vision: to have a positive impact on our community. We've described TREEO as a consulting company, a term that Troy, Sandy and I grappled with. "Consulting" jus