Downsides of Downsizing

In Stikkee Situations we’ll try to take a humorous look at a lot of different serious business topics. In this episode we poke fun at the wonderful world of downsizing. Employees hate workforce reductions (aka downsizing), but some CEOs (even in profitable companies)… Continue reading

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How to Avoid Being Replaced By A Robot

Ever since 1962, when the first industrial robot was installed on an assembly line at a General Motors plant in New Jersey, machines have been replacing human workers. In the decades that came after, just about every industry became automated to a greater or lesser extent. For the most part, we humans have adapted nicely and our standard of living has risen. But recently, that’s begun to change… Continue reading

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99 Problems and a Solution Ain't One

I’ve just finished reading John Kao’s The Entrepreneurial Organization, which is an excellent collection of readings and cases around change management, creativity and entrepreneurship. One of the case’s that stood out to me was that of Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS), and the incredible change brought about by their CEO Jan Carlzon. Continue reading

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10 Must Haves Before Asking an Outside Innovation Consultant for Help

If someone from your company’s leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization raise the bar for innovation, stop for a moment and, with all due respect, ask the person asking you to locate an outside consultant to answer the following questions. If they answer “NO” to any of them or look at you as if you are ungrateful, uppity, or “not a team player”, do not accept the assignment. Continue reading

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Two Things for Every Entrepreneur to Innovate

We do not want to disappoint you, but books’ positive influence on minds and views of people has been proven by numerous researches already. Moreover, what can be more pleasant than sitting on your cozy sofa and reading a really cool and interesting book? Continue reading

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Amazon Echo - Is anyone listening?

Today Amazon launched the Echo – an internet appliance with voice recognition and response designed to be to your living room what Siri and Cortana are to your pocket. It is a bold move for Amazon in the wake of their disastrous market entry into the phone market with the Amazon Fire phone, and whether by luck or by design represents more of what customers are likely to give Amazon permission to… Continue reading

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Innovation: It

When I was in graduate school, a number of my friends became aficionados of the movie The Princess Bride. One thing that has stayed with me for a long time is what Vizzini says quite often in the film. Anytime a plan or a plot goes wrong, or something doesn’t work out the way he planned, he exclaims: It’s inconceivable. Continue reading

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