Category: Psychology

Axis of Vulnerability

Last week I was in Tampa with a group of colleagues. We meet every five months or so to help each other with our business strategies, all solopreneurs like myself with advanced practices. Almost as soon as we gathered we created a visual that we called the Axis of Vulnerability to describe our work at its best. It resides at the intersection of four attributes: Continue reading

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People-Centric Marketing

We live in an increasingly complex world where both the volume of change and the pace of change are accelerating. But it is not just change that is accelerating, choice is proliferating as well. Witness the example of General Mills’ Cheerios. Introduced in 1941, there are now 13 varieties of Cheerios on the market, not including snack mixes introduced in 2008. Continue reading

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Where Original Ideas Come From

Revolutions are seldom solo efforts.  Isaac Newton was the greatest scientist of his age and not one known for his false modesty, but even he had to admit, “If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants.” Continue reading

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Despite the millions of different innovation journeys taken by organisations around the world every year, the innovation culture within each of them will fall into one of only three categories which will determine their innovation premium, success and eventual prominence within the market place. Continue reading

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Is working smarter foolish?

Last night I dreamed about the extremely unbalanced view of work in our societies, and woke up wondering whether working smarter is foolish. Why is that we lionize the workaholics among us and penalize those that find ways to be more efficient? Why is that we say “thank you for working so hard” to someone who takes sixty hours to complete a task and penalize the person who figures out how to do it in twenty hours by giving them more work to do? Continue reading

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Here’s a fun test for you: If you can read the rest of this paragraph without logging onto Facebook, tweeting, or thinking about crop circles, there’s a good chance you do not have ADD, ADHD, or any other recently-identified medical condition. That’s the good news. Continue reading

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Even if we have brilliant, well executed ideas, unless they are seen by potential customers, we are doomed to failure. The science of grabbing and holding attention, and how we can leverage tit, is therefore an important part of Innovation. Continue reading

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