A New Mirror

A New Mirror

A New Mirror By Shlomo Benartzi, ChangeThis / 800-CEO-READ Human nature has discovered a new mirror. Thanks to the rise of smartphones and wearables, such as the Apple Watch, we can now monitor our body and behavior in exquisite detail, tracking everything from the amount of sleep we get to the number of calories we […]

The “business hug?”

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The “business hug?”

Are you a hugger at work? Would you rather fist bump it out? Maybe a handshake will do? Blue Sky wants to know!

Inspiration from world-record swimmer Diana Nyad

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Inspiration from world-record swimmer Diana Nyad

Diana Nyad, champion swimmer and author of “Find a Way,” discusses her record-setting swim from Cuba to Florida with reporter Amina Elahi at a Blue Sky Innovation event Nov. 4, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre.

A history of Groupon

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A history of Groupon

Andrew Mason started Groupon in Chicago in November 2008, offering products or services at a discounted price while participating merchants paid a commission. Today it has sold more than 850 million units in more than 500 markets in about 40 countries.

Lessons from the 2015 Chicago Innovation Award winners

Lessons from the 2015 Chicago Innovation Award winners

Watch the full video interviews from these 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards winners ContextMedia, Kapow, Coapt, the Cara Program and Snapsheet.

Do something you love

Do something you love

Do Something You Love By Becky Lynn Smith, ChangeThis / 800-CEO-READ Failing is not the end of the world. A lot of great people have failed. In the grand scheme of things, failing is imminently better than dealing with the regret of never trying something in the first place. And, apparently we have an entire […]

Political savvy is a leadership skill

Political savvy is a leadership skill

Imagine for a minute, a workplace where everyone is aligned with business objectives; where everyone understands the value they contribute; an environment where people actively seek to build mutually beneficial relationships across the organization. In other words, a workplace of politically savvy individuals.

Breaking rules that don’t exist

Breaking rules that don’t exist

We have always admired the great renegades of business, brave souls who dared to deny the status quo, defy the odds, and pioneer a new normal. Nicolas Tesla. Richard Branson. Tony Stark. One thing all of them, and that all great titans of industry have in common is this: they were able to identify rules that don’t exist and had the courage to break them.

Why we don’t get the leaders we say we want

Why we don’t get the leaders we say we want

The state of workplaces, not just in the U.S. but all over the world, can only be described as dire.