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Balancing Execution and Exploration

July 22nd

How often do you hear, “We just need to execute.” People--especially leaders-- are hyper-focused on execution. But there’s another e-word that’s just as important; exploration.

Incorporating exploration into your daily work simply means you’re open to new information or looking for new answers. You’re seeking to improve execution. Of course if you're executing at a very high level you have less of a need for exploration. But it’s worth consciously considering: could we improve? Could we find a big win?

Talking to customers about your products, observing work, being aware of changing market conditions are all part of exploration mode.

You should seek to establish a balance between execution and always some amount of exploration.
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You Don’t Know Everything

July 15th

In today’s business world marked by pervasive uncertainty, leaders need to delegate some decisions to their teams. Team members are often closer to the problems at hand and better understand solutions. Delegation requires trust.

As a leader you have to admit when you don’t know. Admitting uncertainty builds trust. It demonstrates your willingness to learn. You can become a mentor for exploration by:

👉 Providing time and space for learning.
👉 Providing expert resources if problems are complicated.
👉 Helping design experiments when problems are complex.
👉 Switching to execution on what is learned.
👉 Sharing data + insights with the rest of the organization.
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How is your relationship with your customer?

July 13th

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Here’s why you need to be applying empathy to your business

July 8th

Empathy has become a buzzword in big company culture--even hear it in Lexus automobile commercials! What gets lost is empathy for whom? Empathy for customers can lead to better product design, but in order to create a customer-empathy culture, you need colleague-empathy.

Managers should empathize with their employees and employees need to empathize with their managers!

How does colleague-empathy work??

When you understand what makes other people tick you can better provide value to them. Developing colleague-empathy doesn’t mean “doing what they want.” But everyone has fears, desires, and aspirations, so when we understand those we can see or even predict the impact our decisions and behavior will have on them.

How to develop empathy in the workplace?

One underutilized tactic is promoting empathy within your teams. The social construct of a team will reinforce empathetic behavior, while also building trust and accountability.
- Provide teams opportunities to socialize and get to know one another. (Buy lunch!)
- For remote workers, encourage video time even when there isn’t a scheduled meeting.
- Assign roles to team members: scribe, facilitator, sensei--but make sure the roles rotate among members.
- Recommend “icebreaker” games before meetings once in a while.
- Celebrate team wins.
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How to navigate a remote workforce

June 24th

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Think Needs, Not Products

May 27th

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Pushing and Pulling Change

May 20th

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Scaling New Business within Your Core Business

May 13th

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Accelerating Mindset Change

May 6th

You’ve Kickstarted your new mindset, what’s next?

The journey to a new mindset is a long one. But we can implement a new mindset in four phases -- Kickstart, Accelerate, Scale, Endure (KASE). Once you’ve iterated on the 5 E’s during the Kickstart phase, it’s time to Accelerate.

The goal of this phase is to double down on the model of behavior that was defined and iterated upon during the Kickstart phase. You create a plan to roll it out across the company. Planning might include creating a “center of excellence” that establishes the recommended behaviors and teaches them to others in the business.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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Startup Jam- You Don't Need 1000 Customers- You Need 1 - with Guest Founder Hiten Keshave

October 8th

One of the biggest struggles startups and founders face early on is understanding market segmentation. They fail to understand that they don't need 1000 customers- they need ONE.

In my Startup Jam segments, I help entrepreneurs and corporate developers overcome obstacles on the fly. Today I am joined by Hiten Keshave, CEO and founder of Shop Online Today.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Brant's Rant- Startup Jam with Guest Founder William Marrs

October 1st

“Go big or Go home!” So goes the tech startup cliche, but is it true? Well, no, of course not.
But entrepreneurs usually do have a grand vision, if not a grand illusion. Which is great! People get excited about a big vision. But to succeed, you need a laser-focused, go-to-market strategy.

In my Startup Jam segments, I help entrepreneurs and corporate developers overcome obstacles on the fly.

Today I am joined by William Marrs. We are going to try to tackle understanding and then testing Will’s ideal market segments. Check it out!

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Why you need to stop re-organizing your business

April 29th

Is your company stuck in a cycle of endless reorgs?

It’s no secret that we have moved out of the industrial revolution and into the age of digital transformation.

We need to focus more on updating our collective mindset rather than technology, in other words, digitizing products. This leads to failure. Failure leads to--you guessed it--more reorgs.

Lasting mindset change is brought on by practicing new behaviors and by demonstrating impact based on those behaviors.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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The type of culture your company needs

April 22nd

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The mindset change that will improve your business

April 15th

You may have heard me talk about the 5 E’s -- Empathy, Exploration, Equilibrium, Evidence, & Ethics. These elements are the basis for instilling lasting mindset changes within an organization.

Empathy is about trying to understand people deeply. The more we understand people and their decision making processes, the more we can create new ways to address their needs.

Exploration helps to overcome near constant disruption and uncertainty. We are born learners, and there are new ways for us to think and collaborate when we face the unknown.

Equilibrium brings balance to execution and exploration work. Our execution work is made better when it is in balance with our learning work.

Evidence measures the progress towards the impact on your initiatives. We should leverage this data + qualitative insights to cut through our biases and drive decision making.

Ethics allows us to define expected behaviors for the work that is being done.

Getting a mindset change to stick REQUIRES ALL 5 E’s.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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Is Your Business Disruption Proof?

April 8th

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What's the Return Policy on 2021?

January 7th

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If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Horizon by Outcome

April 1st

Is evidence driving your innovative solutions?

As I’ve mentioned over the past couple rants, the Horizon Planning model was originally based on finding new revenue streams over time, spanning from today (H1) through the distant future (H3). The Innovation industry changed this model to strategize based on the level of innovation, i.e. continuous improvement, incremental innovation, or breakthrough innovation.

However, neither model works perfectly. Instead, we should be measuring horizon levels based on the amount of evidence we have that a particular initiative will work and how long we think it will take to come to fruition.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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Horizon Planning is for Another Time

March 18th

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Empower People. Create Value. Drive Change.

March 11th

Humans are naturally creative beings. If you don’t believe it, look at the imagination of children. A cardboard box, to a child, can be anything from a spaceship to a castle. This natural creativity should be fostered and grown throughout our lives, including who we are at work as adults. True innovation comes from giving people the space and time to creatively solve problems.

Lasting change happens by inspiration at the grassroots level. Are you empowered to be creative?

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Brant's Rant is a weekly dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

Join the movement at https://www.brantcooper.com
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Is Business Efficiency Efficiently Measured?

March 5th

The idea of measuring efficiency in business is academic exercise. Because it’s relatively easy to measure, economists and financial folk look at the amount of output generated per input or the amount of profit we get for each dollar spent measuring financial efficiency.

I’m guessing this arose from manufacturing and has stuck past its usefulness. Producing a bunch of stuff at the lowest cost isn’t necessarily efficient, if you hurt the value being created for stakeholders.
This becomes a more important question as the world becomes more complex. The question we should be asking is not can we be more efficient but should we? Or better yet, how can we change how efficiency is measured?

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Brant's Rant is a weekly dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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Everything I know about entrepreneurship I learned from a 5,000 word essay

February 25th

Does Academia understand entrepreneurs and innovators?

The way Academia studies humans and how they do their work is important. Their models are largely based upon looking back at what companies and startups did to succeed. Their actions are broken down, analyzed, and reassembled with fancy names and constructed into models. The models are supposed to be used, one would think, by entrepreneurs and business people to help their companies thrive.

But are they used? Are models even useful? Do academics produce models for the world or for themselves?
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Execution Work is the Nail Gun of Agile

February 18th

Uncertainty caused by increased complexity and continuous disruption demonstrate the need to balance execution with exploration work. Typically, the fear is that exploration costs execution time. Middle management can help.

In agile organizations, middle managers should have more time to be proactive since they’re not dictating work. Aware of upper management priorities and agile team missions, they allocate resources based on need, balance the flow of communications, and balance execution and explore work across the group.

Exploration work properly done increases the efficiency of the execution work.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

Join the movement at https://www.brantcooper.com
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Where Do Middle Managers Fit into an Agile Team?

February 11th

Autonomous agile teams decide how they see fit to accomplish their mission. They are able to get close to problems and therefore best able to solve them. But that also means an organization has a layer of output, including progress, insights, impact that needs to be shared with other parts of the organization.

One new role for middle managers to fill in an agile structure is the management of the networked flow of communications.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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How Do We Deal with the Scourge of Middle Management?

February 4th

How do we deal with the scourge of middle management?

We've all had middle managers—and likely suffered at some point. But we also have all likely been middle managers. And it’s thankless. Remember, all middle managers suffer from their own manager!

It used to be, way back in the day, middle managers executed on the known, taking priorities from their leaders and assigning tasks out to their workers. But because of constant disruption and the uncertainty that brings, this old execution style mindset is sorely outdated.

To some degree, agile practices have changed the way teams work. This is exactly what the agile manifesto intended. Unfortunately, it’s like no one told the boss.

Where does this new agile way of working leave the middle managers? It’s time to invest more into transforming the role of our middle managers.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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Eating Dog Food

January 28th

I’ve talked a lot about thinking about the outcome we want to see for improving our society and then taking actions to achieve that outcome. How are my team and I taking action?

Currently, we are building a “Disruption for All” Slack community, connecting smart people to others of a like mindset who are learning how to solve problems. Moves The Needle also has a revamped website showcasing streamlined services. Also, lots going on at brantcooper.com as we are preparing for the new book, tentatively titled Disruption For All.

Disruption is happening, whether we are prepared for it or not. The question is - what are we going to do with the opportunities disruption creates?
Watch today’s rant and let me know whether you’re eating dog food.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us.

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Times of Turmoil are Times of Opportunity

January 14th

Times of Turmoil are Times of Opportunity

We are not strangers to uncertainty and turmoil. But uncertainty and turmoil mean opportunity. People in positions of power want to go back to the way things were before; but we have a chance to change what’s broken and create something of value.

The digital revolution, as well as the pandemic, have brought uncertainty to all aspects of our lives. It has shown us the areas where we need to do something different.

We spend too much time arguing about and tweaking system outputs, instead of improving the core of the systems to get the outcomes we want. This is how we implement long lasting value.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the discussion at https://brantcooper.com

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New Year Resolution: Don’t be 2020

December 31st

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. People create too many goals or they’re too ambitious and so set you up for failure. You can, and should, be working on yourself the whole year round, so there is no reason to load everything up in January.

Smaller, easier steps are a better way. Using a personal Kanban board, for example, to document a few specific simple things you might do in order to progress on your aspirations helps you make small steps and reward wins.

Always be in learning mode. Always be in empathy-first mode. These can be new year’s resolutions. General and aspirational, for which you can define smaller, more manageable steps.

Hear more in this end of the year rant: https://youtu.be/qii3hB8FfbI
And Happy New Year!

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Agile, Agile, Agile we gotta be agile to do agile

December 17th

I’m not a big fan of New Year’s Resolutions. Often, people create too many goals or the few they do create are too ambitious, setting up for failure in the end. You can, and should, be working on yourself the whole year round, so there is no reason to load everything up in January.

Using personal Kanban boards to list goals in different swimlanes is a great way to help yourself grow and be stretched throughout the year. This helps you to always be in a learning mode, learning new things via empathy, and opens up all sorts of doors and new ideas. Constantly seeking out empathy is foundational to better understand the world you are living in, in order to contribute to society and make the world a better place.

But, you have to be willing to make a change. Without this willingness and actually taking action, transformation will not happen.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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What did we learn in 2020? Oh , man.

December 10th

As I’m sure you’re aware, I talk about uncertainty a lot. 2020 was a good year for that. The pandemic has brought tons of uncertainty to all of us. The pandemic was an unknown unknown. We knew one might happen, but not when. Even once here, we didn’t know how long it would last, what the severity would be, or how to treat it.

When dealing with unknown unknowns, we must rely on the system. The structure and processes of the government, businesses, NGOs kick into action. We can’t change the systems during the uncertainty, we’re dependent upon them.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Don’t know what you don’t know? What you need to know

December 3rd

As we round the final corner in 2020, there’s a lot of talk around goal setting. We often hear people talking about setting goals for your career, but rarely for your life as a whole. I talked last week about having equilibrium in your life by balancing not just work vs. home, but also including creativity, dreams, physical health, and other life categories. In order to further this equilibrium, you should be setting goals and prioritizing in all areas of your life.

This is where setting swimlanes in a personal kanban can be very useful. Your work goals have different priorities than your family goals, so creating different swimlanes for these differing areas helps you to prioritize within each life category.

How do you set milestones for your non-work related swimlanes? What behavior indicates you are spending more time with kids, or you’ve improved your relationship with your partner? You want to focus on achieving a goal which leads to a change in behavior. By focusing on behavior, we can see the incremental change that tells us if we are making progress towards a given goal.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Equilibrium for One: the teeter totter of life.

November 26th

Equilibrium for One: the teeter totter of life.

Balance isn’t just needed for our economy. We need to find equilibrium in our life, which goes beyond putting work and home in separate buckets. It also includes personal wellness, our creative sides, our dreams, spirituality, etc.

The idea is that we should be able to have balance in life that allows us to be present and aware of the work we are doing that makes us more efficient. If it takes just a couple hours for us to accomplish what we need to accomplish, then we shouldn’t worry about the other 6 hours. There are countless studies that show happier people are more productive at work.

Humans aren’t really built to be holed up 24/7. In order to have equilibrium in your life, be sure to carve out time for yourself as an individual. Everyone needs individual alone time, as well as time to get together with others. Nothing can be balanced externally if you aren’t balanced internally.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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A Different Angle on Diversity w/ special guest Hugh Molotsi

September 17th

If you’re thinking diversity is about quotas or somehow subverts meritocracy, you’re missing the bigger picture. We live in a complex world, with complex problems. Different ways of thinking, knowledge, culture, economic background, and so on, help us understand a broader context. Diversity solves problems better and for more people.

Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Gig Economy: Worker Empowerment or Soul Crushing?

November 12th

It’s no secret our economic system is out of balance. Large corporations are monopolizing markets, consumers and workers have seen their power eroded. We The People need to define the equilibrium of our economic system and businesses need to let citizens do so. They need to work within the laws of the defined, balanced state.

California voters just passed Prop 22, enabling gig economy firms, such as Uber and Lyft, to opt out of the law recently passed by voters that requires businesses to classify workers as employees.

Is this good or bad?
“Gig Economy: Worker empowerment or crushing their soul?” airs at 6:15 pm PST tonight. (veme)

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Why can’t we all, just, NOT get along?

November 5th

We tend to think about all the different jobs our government is handling independently rather than as a whole. How is labor being supported? What is being done on behalf of consumer welfare? Environment protection? Food & water safety? In reality, the government has multiple roles within our overall system.

We should view the jobs of our government as a structure which will reach equilibrium based on a balance of power between owners of business, workers, and consumers. It is the government’s responsibility to manage the power between these entities in order to create this equilibrium.

As a society we should be determining how we want the structure’s equilibrium to look, and then balance the power of each item within those confines. What can we do in addition to decreasing the power of corporations? Can we increase the power of workers and consumers?

You won’t want to miss my thoughts on this subject in today’s rant.
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Is Government Dumb?

October 29th

The argument that the innovation economy is the product of smart and efficient tech corporations, while the government is dumb and inefficient is not true. It completely ignores the fact that most of technology was originally funded by the government. Yep, even Google founders received a grant from the NSF. The government starts all tech revolutions. Yep, the US funded much of the building of the transcontinental railroads.

There are a lot of smart people in the government. People in the middle tiers of government aren’t just a bunch of button pushers. Many of them come from universities or research related jobs. We should look at our bureaucrats the same way we look at the military. Are all these people perfect? No. Are the jobs they are given perfect? No, but many of these folks want to make the world better.

The US government has passed antitrust laws to help keep competition fair for all companies. Corporations can continue to seek fair profit, but they need to do so within the confines of the laws of capitalism. The federal government taking an interest in breaking big tech companies, who routinely flout antitrust laws is an important step in resetting the balance of a truly free market based economy.

On today’s episode of Brant’s Rant, I share my thoughts around the current anit-trust climate in the US.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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Don't Be Anti-Anti Trust. Trust Me.

October 22nd

Competition is a core component of Capitalism. This is why we have antitrust and monopoly busting laws. The intention of these laws is to promote healthy competition through all markets, while checking abuses that sometimes surface in some markets.

Unfortunately, in recent US history, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle have been pro-corporate, to the extent that tech giants like Google, Facebook, Amazon, and Apple have been allowed to grow into huge monopolies, brazenly defying the law. Monopolies are bad for society. They stop innovating. They stop trying to create value for customers and users. They even abandon their own stated missions. Why? Because a monopoly becomes optimized to squeeze every last cent out of a market. They have no incentive -- no push -- to adapt. They own their market, make billions of dollars, so what does it matter to them when they’re the only choice?

On today’s episode of Brant’s Rant, I share my thoughts around the current anit-trust climate in the US.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

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Village Brain

October 15th

We all have a tough time differentiating between micro and macro discussions. Micro focuses on what is good for an individual or small group, while Macro focuses on what is good for a larger group as a whole.

In ‘village brain’ days, we received information on what was happening around us from our neighbors. Most of our lives were lived in the micro. Today, we live more in the macro because we have a much greater awareness of things that are happening globally.

If you want to be an effective leader, you have to understand the micro vs macro and be able to sacrifice your own micro needs to the benefit of the macro needs. As a leader, you should understand the needs of people on a micro level, but make policies based on what is good for the larger group as a whole.

On today’s episode of Brant’s Rant, I talk through recognizing micro vs macro.

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Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
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All Models Are Wrong

September 24th

Statistician EP Box was credited with saying "All models are wrong, but some are useful.”

But I refuse to stop with stats. We humans love to create models that overlay reality. All you have to do is watch a Ted talk to know *everything* is a frickin’ model. Some of these models are useful in that they allow us to describe and change and “play” with them in ways that help us understand the real world. Others, not so much. What’s downright harmful is when models are wrong and yet conventional wisdom wizards declare, "We decree this model to be sacrosanct!"

Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
https://bcoop.co/d4a

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Don't Be A Silicon Valley Neo- Libertarian Tech Bro

September 10th

How to avoid the pitfalls of greed, scaling too early, and acting like silicon valley libertarian tech bro.

Brant's Rant is a weekly deep dive into the world of innovation, startups, tech, product development, and business from #1 Bestselling Author, Speaker, and Industry Disruptor, Brant Cooper.

If, as a society, we choose capitalism, then we need it to solve problems, not create them. Disruption is happening all around us. Together, let’s grab the bull by the horns to make it work for all of us. Join the movement at
https://bcoop.co/d4a

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