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Working with the FBI: A Bittersweet Reflection

The study of organizational management plays a large role in my major. At my internship, I was in awe of the diversity and leadership that executive management displayed. The Federal Bureau Investigation’s (FBI) common mission is to “protect the American people and uphold the Constitution of the United States”. This is emphasized throughout each intern… Read the full article…




Lessons in Building Innovative Products at Digital Agencies

Building innovative products is hard, really hard. Countless agencies have made cool logos for their “Labs” division, but few have succeeded at innovating. Our 100-person digital agency Rain, with offices in New York, Utah, and Nicaragua, takes a unique approach when it comes to internal product development. We recently created an internal products accelerator, Rainnovation. Rainnovation… Read the full article…


Advice for Managers: Trust But Verify

It may seem inappropriate to quote President Reagan in the title of this post. However, a well-written and frightening book  I recently read, plus my ongoing fascination with the flawed rollout of healthcare.gov, bring this aphorism (derived from an old Russian proverb, how’s that for irony?) –to mind. Among the criticisms leveled against President Obama… Read the full article…