I love getting together with people that are different from me – culturally, politically, stylistically, etc. It helps me round my own thoughts, positions and approaches. The conversation that I’ve had frequently with a number of different folks is how to balance idea generation and implementation. The trick is to have people who respect each other and seek to understand why things will work or not. When you get the right combination, you get many actionable ideas that get implemented quickly. How do you balance idea generators and implementers?