Category: Social Innovation

(Lack of) Innovation at Non-Profits

Through the Southern Growth Studio, I have the great honor to work with non-profits. Big ones. Growing ones. And ones on the verge of collapse. There is an odd tendency for almost all of these organizations to respond to innovations in the same way; they… Continue reading

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Facebook has a monthly audience of nearly a billion visitors. Other top sites, like Twitter, Pinterest and LinkedIn, attract hundreds of millions. By now, nobody doubts the power of social platforms, although few marketers have been able to exploit them successfully. Continue reading

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Thinking for yourself and challenging the status quo will keep you on the inventing side of business and life. Continue reading

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Now-ism: Why Perfect Scores Don’t Matter And What To Focus On Instead

“Education is what people do to you; learning is what you do to yourself.” These are the wise words of Joi Ito, Director of the MIT Media Lab. In a recent TED Talk, Ito reveals a revolutionary style of innovation that he and his colleagues discovered during a time when they had to take learning into their own hands. Continue reading

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culture knocks out strategy

Many companies have a huge gap between their culture and strategy — a problem that only gets bigger in larger companies, especially when they are in transition. Management at all of these companies have a common reflex: Scream louder about goals and policies as the gap between culture and strategy widens. Continue reading

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What amazing discovery did economists make in the 20th century about the true source of growth? Why was Joseph Schumpeter’s revolutionary “innovation theory” initially dismissed? And what exactly is the key to future progress for our world? Continue reading

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Over the last two and half centuries, innovation has changed human life more dramatically than in all of the previous millennia. But some are now asking if the world’s great innovation engine has broken down. Has America lost its innovation power? Continue reading

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