Madmen

The large holding companies that control the agency world have largely centralized innovation efforts in order to make their investments more efficient, so improvements in services tend to be general and incremental rather than targeted and disruptive. Continue reading

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What 33 Successful Entrepreneurs Learned From Failure

Entrepreneurs encounter failure often. Successful entrepreneurs overcome failure and emerge wiser. Here are 33 lessons about failure from Brian Honigman’s article “33 Entrepreneurs Share Their Biggest Lessons Learned from Failure”, illustrated them with statistics and a little story about entrepreneurship.. Continue reading

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Pete Eye DSC_3661

A lot goes on in our brain that we are unaware of, but that can impact the success or failure of innovations. Today I’ll discuss ‘hidden’ multisensory integration, what it is, and some ways to leverage it. Continue reading

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wine bottles

While the PR on Big Data suggests that it is the newest and holiest grail for strategists, marketers, product developers, and business decision-makers of all stripes, a new hybrid intelligence is emerging from the smoke and mirrors — one that may be prove to be a little more practical and actionable: Product Intelligence. Continue reading

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Innovators Overcome The Can

There’s a vicious, pervasive mentality swirling in corporate America today, and it’s limiting innovation, growth and corporate renewal. Many of your fellow employees have been infected by a mental virus, and they aren’t even aware that they have it. Continue reading

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Intellectually Compelling and Emotionally Engaging

Novozymes is an interesting company that puts lots of efforts into building a strong and sustaining innovation culture. I know this from my interactions with the company some years ago and it was also shown, when Frank Hatzack, Head of Innovation Development, gave a talk at a conference in Copenhagen. Continue reading

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What do Sony, Radio Shack and Sears all have in common (besides instant brand recognition)? They’re all losing money, and lots of it. If it can happen to former market leaders like Sony, Radio Shack and Sears, it could happen to you. Continue reading

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