As an individual, how do you prepare yourself for failure or put yourself in situations where you can de-risk failure? As an organization, what is the culture and what are the policies around failure? Do you address your failures or shove them under the rug? Rebounding from failure can be difficult but there are techniques for building your personal and professional tolerance for it. Join us on Thursday, January 16 at 7:30 a.m. to kick off 2014 with connections new and old, and the opportunity to join Matt in a talk about building a ...
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Capsule just mailed the first batch of our Thinking Putty holiday cards. They arrive the old fashioned way to physical mailboxes around the country. We hand selected a list of our friends, clients, partners and known associates who would appreciate a physical holiday card. This is, of course, in sharp contrast with the digital cards which seem to lay siege on our digital inboxes today. If you are a recipient of a tin of putty and so wish to transfer this physical experience into something digital, feel free to tweet it to us. The best w...
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If you've never been to Austin, it is worth the trip. If you run and you’ve never been to The Running Event, it is double worth the trip. If you're athletic, enjoy being around people and enjoy really good food, it is triple worth the trip to Austin and The Running Event. Here are some of the patterns we noticed: Origin stories: Brands have origins and often they start with a frustrated individual who is both smart and crazy enough to believe they can do something better. We heard plenty of those stories, from yoga products to runn...
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It's been a great year, and it's time we celebrate with you. Join us at Capsule Café on Tuesday, December 17th from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. to mingle with friends, enjoy tasty appetizers and sip on spiced egg nog. We'll also have Jacquie Berglund, founder and CEO of Finnegans, here to share her story (and beer). Jacquie's approach to social enterprise is brilliant. Who knew drinking could actually do good for communities in need? Well, here's your chance.  About Jacquie Berglund  Jacquie is the founder and CEO of Finnegans, inc. -...
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Members of the Capsule team are attending The Running Event this week. This is our first time here so we are the dictionary definition of curious. We expect to find running gear from quirky and vibrantly colored trail shoes to GPS watches to an assortment of protective eyewear and smart activewear. Unique, innovative and smart is what we're seeking. You'll find a series of posts from us throughout the show, each serving as a quick "head-to-toe" guide to TRE 2013 brands doing interesting things in the area of design and innovation....
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