Mike Rayburn’s personal, business and career mission is simple: Transform communities. Whether that community is a business audience, an association, enrollees in his “What If…?” keynote experience, impoverished people world wide, or the lost in his hometown of Las Vegas, Mike’s daily efforts and life work are dedicated to transforming communities.

Offended? I Hope You’re Offended. It’s YOUR Freedom

“Being offended” is how politicians, universities and others are trying to limit free speech. There is nothing in our bill of rights giving anyone the right not to be offended. In fact, freedom of speech requires the possibility of being offended. And that’s a good thing… almost every important improvement in the world was offensive at first. Love your enemies. All men are created equal. The Emancipation Proclamation. Women’s suffrage, property rights, equal pay…

Err On The Side Of Grace – The Only Way To Change The World

Err On The Side of Grace. The Unlikely and Only Way To Change The World A man got on the subway with four young children who began to misbehave, disturbing the other passengers. It was getting out of hand. Worse, the father seemed distant, not correcting or even seeming to care about his kid’s behavior. (Doesn’t…

Is Your Business Ready For Collapse? Six Signs The End Is Near

Is Your Business Ready For Collapse? Six Signs The End Is Near Trains, typewriters, record albums, record/CD stores, VHS, network news, video rental stores, newspapers, telephones, taxis… All of these are now skeletons (or soon-to-be) in a graveyard of products, services and industries that “didn’t see it coming.” That’s they’re fault. The indicators were there.…

Ideas Mean Nothing. The Measure of Your Success Is the Measure of Your Ability To ________?

I’ll answer this at the bottom. Don’t skip ahead, read all of it, it’s good. Why in the world would I, a guy who teaches innovation, say ideas mean nothing? To try and disrupt the all-too-common belief that innovation, transformation, and profit are all about ideas. I’ve heard it said that “We live in an idea economy.” Bull. If that’s true, I should own a small country.