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Sheila Escovedo is a world-class drummer, percussionist whose credits read like chapters in a music history book: Pete Escovedo, Marvin Gaye, Prince, Beyoncé, Herbie Hancock, Diana Ross, Lionel Richie, Ringo Star, Stevie Wonder, Gloria Estefan and George Duke.

Having been Prince’s musical director, I was interested in Sheila’s ability to lead teams of musical giants amongst the many things we talked about. Continue reading

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Here’s the audio file and transcript from Part 2 of Will Sherlin’s interview with Rowan Gibson, author of “The Four Lenses of Innovation,” on the popular podcast “The Innovation Engine:”

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Richard Hughes-Jones

I picked up my copy of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey the other day. I remembered that one of Covey’s principles was to begin with the end in mind and I’ve been doing some detailed thinking recently about what my own end is, so to speak. It struck me that there’s some useful lessons in the book about how to grow a business in 2015. Continue reading

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Given the chaotic nature of the fuzzy front end, it is no surprise organizations struggle with identifying sources for promising ideas along with processes for jumpstarting innovation. But it doesn’t have to be such a struggle. I found several tools for making innovation a lot less fuzzy… Continue reading

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Every now and then, a book comes along that completely surprises me in terms of my own reactions to it, forcing me to unglue some of my preconceived ideas. Then I have to stick them back together again into a whole new pattern. It is this book actually threw me into a loop, trying to figure this reaction out. Continue reading

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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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La Primera Milla de la Innovación

Cuando se trata de innovación, las empresas están gastando una gran cantidad de tiempo y recursos trabajando en el problema equivocado, preocupados en ¿Cómo poder llegar a una gran idea? Scott D Anthony, experto consultor de innovación nos cuenta en su libro The First Mile que no hay una idea perfecta, la única manera… Continue reading

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