Hi everyone. I know it’s been a really long time, but I’ve decided to pick up the pen and begin blogging again. I’m well rested, focused and super excited to share my musings and conversation with you all again. I’ll start writing again in the New Year on topics ranging from product management, agile software development, and innovation to zen mindfulness in the workplace. I hope you decide to follow along on the new adventure. To celebrate the new beginning, I’ve completely redesigned EdgeHopper.com and have migrated it to a new host. I’ll also be moving EdgeHopper to a new RSS feed.
In all of the busy-ness and chaos of our daily lives, sometimes it’s very hard to just stop, breathe, and take a second to relax. That makes it difficult to be in the moment and really be open to the goodness that surrounds you everywhere. Losing touch with stillness and the “now” of things can make us really unbalanced and I think we miss so much of the good in our own lives just because we’re missing this moment as it passes us by.
Lucy Bradshaw is a Senior VP at Electronic Arts. Maybe you haven’t heard of Lucy, but you’ve definitely heard of the games she’s behind: The Sims and Spore. Last November, Fast Company ran a great interview with her that is really inspiring. When you listen to her speak, you can feel the love she has for the product she develops and the passion she has for doing it in a playful, collaborative way.
Here are some of the key take-away points from Lucy’s interview:
This week I’m tuning in to listen to Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos, talk about the unique culture he and his team have built at Zappos. That got me thinking about corporate culture in general and just how important it really is. Many traditional companies believe that there too much emphasis placed on fun and creativity in the new Web 2.0 corporate cultures. I personally think that these new, forward thinking, culture-focused companies have got it right.
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