Author Archives: Mike Shipulski

Embrace Uncertainty

There’s a lot of stress in the working world these days, and to me, it all comes down to our blatant disrespect of uncertainty. Continue reading

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Inspiration, Imagination, and Innovation – in that order.

Inspiration is the fuel for imagination and imagination is the power behind innovation.. Continue reading

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Difficult Discussions Are The Most Important Discussions

When the train is getting ready to pull out of the station, and you know in your heart the destination isn’t right, what do you do? If you still had time to talk to the conductor, would you? What would you say? Continue reading

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Innovation’s Mantra – Sell New Product To New Customers

There are three types of innovation: innovation that creates jobs, innovation that’s job neutral, and innovation that reduces jobs. Continue reading

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Marketing’s Holy Grail – Emerging Customer Needs

The Holy Grail of marketing is to identify emerging customer needs before anyone else and satisfy them to create new markets. It has been a long and fruitless slog as emerging needs have proven themselves elusive. And once candidates are identified, it’s a challenge… Continue reading

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The Ladder Of Your Own Making

There’s a natural hierarchy to work. Your job, if you choose to accept it is to climb the ladder of hierarchy rung-by-rung. Here’s how to go about it: Continue reading

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Do The Work No One Is Asking For

We spend too much time on the mundane. Every day people come to work, turn on their PCs, and the mundane magically happens on its own accord. Email gets sent, phones get answered, mail gets delivered, and processes get followed. And after lunch, the hamster wheel spins back up and the mundane consumes the rest of our day. Continue reading

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