octopus

"And the Oscar goes to"...the power of critical thinking

So, you may ask, why is P&ID blogging about the Oscars?  Please have patience and let me explain. I promise to connect the little golden statue and octopus creativity to the power of critical thinking. In November 2019, I blogged about Creativity and Lessons Learned from Octopuses.  In this blog, we talked about how octopuses are creative, intelligent creatures who can problem solve and are masterful mimics. They can even change the texture of their skin to better hunt and evade predators.…


What I Learned About Business Apologies During the Pandemic       

It has been difficult to conduct business during the pandemic. Travel is curtailed. Clients and staff are working from home, relying on video technology. This has resulted in delays and unavailability of services. It’s also led to the need for some business apologies. Otherwise, what would we tell our clients?   Research and communication experts tell us that the most important part of business apologies is an authentic and clear message. The apology must occur each time a client is impacted.…


Innovation and Leadership in Unusual Times: Learning from History

  We are all facing the most unusual time and trying to figure out how to vaccinate billions of people. There are many smart people coming up with new ideas to lead this effort. With innovation and leadership, I am sure that we will succeed. Let us go back to the winter of 1925 in Nome, a remote Alaskan territory about 160 miles from the Arctic Circle. Nome had, at the time, 1,400 residents and one doctor. This doctor examines a boy complaining of labored breathing. He suspects…


Working from home

What I Learned from Working from Home      

  This is a difficult moment in the world; but now with vaccines on the way, hopefully things are looking up. Previously I shared my experiences cooking and innovation during the pandemic.  Six months later, we are still working from home. This time I thought I’d explore what I’ve learned while working from home during the global pandemic. For one, digital fluency has increased. We have all learned how to host online virtual “lunch & learns.”  I have hosted many virtual L & Ls on…


Winterization Process Options for Cannabinoids

https://hms.harvard.edu/news/unraveling-cannabinoids As a member of the Board of Directors of Nectar Health Sciences, I have the opportunity to work with a team of experienced scientists and industry experts dedicated to commercializing a unique and patent-pending cannabinoid isolation technology. Nectar, is a privately-owned cannabinoid isolation and extraction company, with a technology that isolates cannabinoids to >99% purity. This blog, though, will focus on winterization process…