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Yes, But Are You Less Lonely? Jeff Leitner Video, Part I.

Yes, But Are You Less Lonely? Jeff Leitner Video, Part I.

Have you ever had the experience of meeting someone in business who has a profound impact on you? Someone who gets to the core of what’s going on. Jeff Leitner, founder of Insight Labs and Lead Strategist at Manifest Digital, is that kind of rare person, and I had an opportunity to interview Jeff on his brainstorming work.

Jeff did not disappoint. As soon as we started talking about innovation, he said his number one criteria for the value of something new is, does it make us less lonely?

I had to think about that for a minute, because I hadn’t heard that before.

My first thought was the cell phone, because I’d say it’s an example of a technology that helps bring us closer together. Then I thought of email, which at the birth of the Internet was referred to as the killer app. Because it sped up communication, I’d say email could help make us less lonely and more connected. What do you think of Jeff’s idea? Is it a good benchmark for innovation?

Take a look at Jeff and I’m anxious to hear your thoughts –


About Robert Jordan

Robert Jordan has been launching and growing companies and helping other entrepreneurs do the same for the past 20 years. He has authored book and audio series including How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America (RedFlash Press), featuring 45 leading company founders who've created $63 billion in value from scratch, and How They Did It Nightingale-Conant audio program . His startup, Online Access, the first Internet-coverage magazine, landed on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing companies. His newest endeavors are RedFlash, a strategy execution team, and The Association of Interim Executives, which champions interim management as its own global specialty. You can also find Robert on Google+ and Twitter. View all posts by Robert Jordan

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