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When we wrote about empathy in leadership recently, we mentioned the University of Nebraska’s football coach and his radical belief that in coaching, respect yields better results than fear. This week we noticed another example of empathetic leadership in sports, from...read more
By Bill Nottingham Richard Fiorelli, one of my design professors at the Cleveland Institute of Art, talks a lot about “kinships in time.” This is his term for seeing possible connections between the seemingly unrelated. Richard inspired us to think this...read more
These are some highlights from a roundtable chat with our biomedical engineers: Ed Barber, who’s been in bioengineering for 26 years; Rebecca Blice, 12 years; and Jason Ertel, 19 years. What is unique about Nottingham Spirk’s approach to medical device innovation? Ed:...read more
Fast Company reported recently on General Motors’ policy against using a cell phone while walking. That means no looking at a phone on the way to a meeting. No taking calls while en route to the bathroom. No checking email while you’re going to the kitchen to get a...read more
We preach the “soft science” of products that just work — the first time and every time — no matter how complex their functions. Truly innovative technology enriches the user’s life, without dictating how it must be used. It solves problems, offers efficiencies and...read more
by Bill Nottingham Originally Published, Smart Business — Cleveland June 26,2018 The first time they jammed together, in 1980, the members of R.E.M. wrote six songs in a few hours. “I’m not saying we were great,” guitarist Peter Buck told The Guardian in 2016, “but we...read more