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Business consultant Deb Mills-Scofield brings a winding personal story full circle to illustrate the responsibilities that experienced mentors bear. Learning doesn’t belong to the young, she emphasizes, so all professionals should seek out and nurture “blue lobsters,” individuals who challenge convention and champion new ideas. getAbstract suggests this pleasing, useful video to anyone interested in mentoring people or thinking creatively.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to identify a “blue lobster” in the workplace,
  • What mature mentors can learn from blue lobsters and
  • What responsibility mentors have toward these free-thinking individuals.

About the Speaker

Business consultant Deb Mills-Scofield mentors students in Brown University’s Entrepreneurship Program.



Deb Mills-Scofield is a business consultant, venture capitalist and mentor. Additionally, she’s a fan of lobster. For part of the year, she lives in a small town on the Maine coast, where she often buys lobster at the local grocery. In the store one day, she and her daughter spotted “something blue” ...

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