Of course it’s a great idea to be original, but when you present your innovative business idea to others is wise to keep in mind that your executives or bankers are still as conservative as ever. They might praise you for your creativity. But, will they buy the idea and give you the resources to develop it after seeing a flash mob? Continue reading

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Systematic Innovation

Innovation is a journey, and it starts from where you are. With a systematic approach, the right information systems are in place and are continuously observed, decision makers use the information to continually orient their thinking to make better and faster decisions, actions are well executed, and outcomes of those actions are fed back into the observation system for the next round of orientation. Continue reading

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Most people tend to run from failure as though it were some kind of disease — a life sentence. Yet, it is anything but that. Failure is not only good for you, it is actually essential to your well-being, growth and how successful you could be in your life. Continue reading

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No matter how much we focus on “innovate” solutions, the business model is intricately bound up in innovation and change. We see this part of the new interplay…
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By 2020, 50 percent of U.S. workers will be millennials. With three generations in the workplace, gaps are starting to emerge and it’s affecting your business inside and out. Is your brand making a splash or missing the boat? And who really should be in charge of your brand? Find out how to leverage this sea of change to ensure your efforts are helping move your business forward. Continue reading

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Rather than looking at startups as disruptors or threats, large companies need to start embracing the innovator’s mindset, where threats are often seen as opportunities. In this case, the opportunity to partner with nimble, emerging startups that are well positioned to exploit emerging trends and disruptive innovations is one worth exploring. Continue reading

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There are four categories of factors that affect our creativity. Yoram Solomon goes through all four in this post. Continue reading

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