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"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.…


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…


Project Planning Success Factors & Yoga

Photo by The Lazy Artist Gallery on Pexels.com Researchers often examine project planning success factors. Everyone wants to know how to run a successful project. Decision-making, budgets, schedules, startup and troubleshooting all matter of course. To me though the most important factor is planning. Now, the question is, how does that relate to yoga? As most of my readers know, I practice yoga routinely, at least 3 times per week or more, depending on where I am in the world. This article…


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Business Consulting Takes Me into New Year

Pixabay image It’s 2021. A new year! Many of us look at the arrival of January on the calendar as a time to make changes. I look at it as a time to reflect. This year, it’s also an opportunity to anticipate a new chapter in my career. After 20 years at BHS, I am transitioning in December 2020 to start my own business consulting company, P&ID, PERLMUTTER IDEA DEVELOPMENT LLC. Tom Adams, after 19 years with De Dietrich Process Systems, joined BHS as its new President & Managing Director.……


If the Shoe Fits: Running and Innovation  

  Two of my favorite things in one blog — running and innovation. Normally, I run 5K during the week. On the weekends, I find 8K and 10K races. While I would say I run at racing speed, I enjoy the atmosphere and the cold beer at the finish.   My shoe of choice forever has been New Balance, 9 ½, EE. These fit like a glove and in all of my years, I’ve never had any problems. But then I read an article in Business Week that had me thinking. “How Nike Started a Sneaker Arms Race” talked about…