Lessons Learned

How to Tell a Good Story

At Root Inc., one of the things we like to do is tell stories. Many times, companies will come to us and say: Hey Root, we have this 100 page PowerPoint deck. Can you make it relevant to our front-line? In most situations, we simply have to turn their PowerPoint into a compelling story. What […]

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How the Millennial was Created

Yeah, I’m sorry, I’m going to pile onto the ever-growing pile of articles, speeches, thoughts, and theories about the magical creatures known as millennials. I’ll focus on what “created” the millennial as opposed to what characterizes the millennial. For millennials in America, a lot of us are children of 1st generation immigrant families. This means a couple […]

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What is Collaboration?

“Let’s collaborate.” It’s something that groups from all walks of life say and do. See Figure 1. Figure 1: Examples of collaborators Management consulting firms with their clients Companies with other companies Members of a project team Governments with other governments Rappers with other rappers I’m sure you have collaborated, probably as a member of a project […]

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How to Work Remote

Given that I am in management consulting, you’ll know that I have the perk of working remote. But like Peter Parker’s uncle said, “With great power comes great responsibility,” and yes, I’m talking about Tobey Maguire’s Spiderman, the best Spiderman of all the Spidermans. Let’s use this statement (Great Power, Great Responsibility) to talk about working […]

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How to be an Entrepreneur:  The Entrepreneurial Mindset

At Root, I have the privilege of working on different projects with artists, film-makers, designers, programmers, and other consultants. At any given time, I can be working with 40 different people across 8 different projects and teams, with different timelines, stages of deliverable development and personalities. If your job has a similar job-description, you’ll agree […]