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Thiel recently published Zero to One, a book based on a startup course he teaches at Stanford, which summarizes his philosophy and gives four rules for creating a great business. Continue reading

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Collaboration, whether with songwriters or musicians, galvanized a single idea, turning into a massive alchemical expression with more creative power than an individual has to offer. Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Innovations

I heard a great story this week about the history of Lifetime Products and how a family member laughed at the founder of Lifetime Products at a trade show demonstrating their first product, repeatedly saying “The basketball hoop goes up, the basketball hoop goes down.” Well twenty years later, he’s eating his laughter… Continue reading

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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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It is generally accepted that innovation involves risk.  In the more enlightened organizations it is also clear that failure should be accepted as a consequence of playing the innovation game.  It’s a bit like sport.  You can’t win all the time, but it doesn’t mean that you change the whole team if you lose one game. Continue reading

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The secret to winning in business is to make sure winning isn’t a secret. Try these tips for keeping your vision of winning alive in your organization. Continue reading

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Kevin Daly, Chief Commercial Officer at Nielsen, explains how business practices best enable innovation. Continue reading

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