Author Archives: Paul Sloane

Bill Gates is renowned for being an open-minded leader receptive to radical ideas. But in turning down the e-reader he was displaying a trait common among leaders. He rejected something with an uncertain future and which did not fit in. Continue reading

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Innovation Lessons from Walt Disney

As a young man Walt Disney was fired by a newspaper editor because “he lacked imagination and had no good ideas.” It was an inauspicious start for a man who went on to be one of America’s most innovative leaders. Continue reading

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An Innovation Tool - Value Chain Review

Do you want to innovate with your service or process?  Here is an effective method which I use on innovation workshops.  It involves analyzing and questioning every stage of your procedure. Start by breaking the customer journey down into… Continue reading

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Break the Rules – A Lesson from Freddie Mercury

Creative geniuses do not start by tinkering with what exists today. They do not listen to the demands of customers or bosses or critics. They start with their own revolutionary ideas and pursue them relentlessly. Continue reading

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A Great Way to Innovate at Any Age

A great way to innovate is to take an idea from another place and be the first to apply it in your field. Take as an example the assembly line… Continue reading

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Nine Ways to Innovate with Monetisation

The ways to innovate with pricing and monetisation are legion. Fresh approaches can differentiate you and attract new customers. Continue reading

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on September 18, 2013 in Washington, DC.

The supportive servant leader may operate well in a large established organization. But in a start-up environment where multiple obstacles must be overcome to bring a new product to market, the antisocial, selfish, driven know-it-all might just be the right person to make it happen. Continue reading

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