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Blog: What Do You Wonder At?

Wonderment and Wow. I realized that for me, the sense of wow, and the state of wowness, suggests the bridge to wonderment. I’ve written about wow in the past. Wow is a Scottish word from the 1500s — and it links to amazement. One might suggest that to be...

Blog: I Am the Forest, I Am The Tree

The Clustering of Customers, the Typing of People, From the One to the Many As a veteran of hundreds of hours of focus groups, sessions, store interceptions and onsite consumer reviews, I find a forest, but am I close enough to the tree? I was thinking about this the...

Blog: The Search for Treasure

In the Quest for Light, Being Beauty and the Bearing of Story I recall a time in the mountains of the Himalaya, a remote monastery, I met a tertön. Treasure finder. An 8-year-old-Light of a Being. His role, in his layering of being — treasure discoverer. In...

Blog: Flow

Optimizing Experience. In the management of any project, when there is the feeling of all-open creativity, everything’s working, all systems are go, communications are excellent. How does that happen? • First off — the link to the client side. Clear...