Posts Tagged ‘Mick Ebeling’

CM 078: Scott Sonenshein on Succeeding With Less

Why do some succeed with so little, while others fail with so much? Scott Sonenshein, author of the book, Stretch: Unlock the Power of Less and Achieve More than You Ever Imagined, thinks it happens because we get caught up in a mindset of chasing. A Professor of Management at Rice University, Scott is also…

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CM 067: Mick Ebeling on Achieving the Impossible

Have you ever felt powerless to improve the lives of those less fortunate than you? Mick Ebeling believes that the key to helping many is to start by helping just one. He shares details and examples of this in his book, Not Impossible, The Art and Joy of Doing What Couldn’t be Done. Mick explains…

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3 Questions That Drive The Best Makers, Designers, and Entrepreneurs

Recently, I spoke with a group of talented product managers, designers, and entrepreneurs. I wanted to understand the mindset that informs their work. What I learned was that purpose is everything. They need to understand why they’re doing what they’re doing before they begin to build. To clarify their purpose, they ask themselves a set of simple,…

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The Power of “Commit First and Then Figure It Out”

A few months ago, I wrote about Mick Ebeling‘s work with Tony “Tempt One” Quan, a renowned graffiti artist out of Los Angeles. Mick went from seeing Tony’s art to learning that he’d contracted ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) to realizing that Tony could no longer draw, let alone communicate with family and friends. You can…

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