Browsing: Leadership

The Little “Nudges” that Would Make Even Churchill Proud

Last week, thanks to Kieron Boyle, Head of Social Finance and Investment at the UK Cabinet Office, who I was introduced to by Jonathan Greenblatt, head of the White House Office of Social Innovation and special assistant to President Obama, I had the privilege of visiting 10 Downing Street with a group of BLK SHP… continue reading »

(NPR interview) Obama 2.0: How will the second term play out?

9:06 AM, January 7, 2013   President Barack Obama speaks about the economy at the Daimler Detroit Diesel engine plant Dec. 10, 2012 in Redford, Mich. (Bill Pugliano/Getty Images) Audio Obama 2.0: How will the second term play out? (program audio) Guests Julian Zelizer: Professor, Princeton University Peter Sims: Author of “Little Bets: How Breakthrough… continue reading »

Obama’s Second Chance: Fulfilling the Untapped Potential

Originally appeared on Forbes. This article is by Peter Sims, author of Little Bets: How Breakthrough Ideas Emerge from Small Discoveries, coauthor with Bill George of True North, and founder of the BLKSHP. He must radically change the way he leads. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) The first time that I believed Barack Obama wanted to be… continue reading »

Why GivingTuesday is the Social Innovation Idea of the Year

reprinted from Bloomberg, original article here. The most adaptive, agile companies and organizations are figuring out how to leverage what they do best to take advantage of global, seismic shifts in media, technology and society. Today’s newest and brightest example is a distributed philanthropic movement called GivingTuesday. I’ve seen the underlying trend firsthand as an… continue reading »

Fuse Corps becomes a BIG bet, thanks to many Black Sheep

I’m very proud to be a part of the Fuse Corps team, a social venture that places some of America’s most talented entrepreneurial leaders in the trenches with a mayor, governor, or dynamic social entrepreneur to discover new approaches to sticky problems.  Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson, for example, needed Erika Dimmler, a CNN producer who… continue reading »

What Google Could Learn from Pixar

Google has reached a pivotal moment in its history. What can it do to expand beyond its incredible core business, which is now reaching a more mature phase? For insight on how it can develop, let’s look to Pixar. Pixar is as close to a constant learning organization as there is, with a proven ability… continue reading »

Is Google at Risk of Becoming the Next Microsoft?

Published originally on TechCrunch. In late April, JP Morgan unexpectedly invited me to a “thought leaders dinner” to discuss the latest goings on in Silicon Valley and digital media. In a private room at the San Francisco restaurant Kokkari, there were about 20 of us seated around a long rectangular table, including venture capitalists from… continue reading »