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Ion Valis

Strategic Advisor, Consultant and Author at Pop philosopher | perpendicular thinker | maker of magnificent mistakes.

Ion Valis is a strategic advisor to individuals and organizations and is the author of the new book "The Magnificent Mistake: How you can earn more from failure than you learn from success."

What Frank Underwood and George Costanza Can Teach Us About Thinking

In the second episode of the current season of House of Cards (don't worry, no spoilers follow), Frank Underwood has an epiphany. Faced with a series of obstacles even his devious mind cannot defeat, he suddenly realizes that if he can't get the Congressional leadership "to do what they're dead-set against doing ... we have to reverse our thinking."
03/08/2015 11:24 EDT
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Need a Recipe for Success? Follow the Three Rs

What are we to make of all of these reinvention projects? For one, even successes often require second acts. For a variety of reasons, we are experiencing turbulence and change at an unprecedented level today. So how does one deal with such volatility, uncertainty and anxiety?
10/27/2014 01:02 EDT
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Next Vacation, Go Off the Grid

I believe the future of leisure -- if not luxury -- is escape from ubiquitous connectivity. People are going to pay big money to get out of mobile phone range in the near future. I predict that "no signal" will be as common a sign of our generation's holidays as "no vacancy" was to our parents' vacations.
09/07/2014 09:53 EDT