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Seek Out Unhappy Customers

A better source of incremental innovation is the customer. If you keep making your product better and easier to use for him or her then you are adding value rather than just adding features. The unhappy customer is the place to start – so seek him out. Continue reading

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The Kindle Smartphone is a Game Changer – But Not As You Think

Amazon recently launched its new Kindle Fire smartphone. “Ho-hum” you, and a lot of other people, said. “Why?” “What’s so great about this phone?” The market is dominated by Apple and Samsung, to the point we no longer care about Blackberry – and have pretty much forgotten about all the money spent by Microsoft to… Continue reading

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When External Speed is Faster than Internal Speed

Mary Meeker’s annual report on internet trends shows how the market for smartphone operating systems has been completely transformed in eight years. This holds some important innovation lessons. Continue reading

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Herding Cats – 4 Leadership Lessons from Top Publicist Jeff Ballard

Charlie Sheen, Chandler Massey, Johnny Depp, Paula Abdul, Zac Efron, Rob Lowe, John Davidson, Dick van Patten… This is just a short, partial list of the people Jeff Ballard works with, and has worked with in some cases for nearly 30 years, as one of the top publicists in the entertainment industry. Continue reading

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Tesla is Smarter Than Other Auto Companies

“Car dealers are idiots” said my friend as she sat down for a cocktail. It was evening, and this Vice President of a large health care equipment company was meeting me to brainstorm some business ideas. Continue reading

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 Microsoft out-innovates Apple & Google

Microsoft has become more innovative and can take advantage not only of current and upcoming customer trends, but has set its strategy for long-term growth. Continue reading

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Why SIRI And Not Watson?

Our first impression, of course, is that SIRI is much more suitable as an app. Turns out SIRI continually learns.. And at first glance, Watson seems extremely complex and complicated. We all remember Watson at the famous jeopardy TV game…we were all blown away. Imagine the possibilities that Watson can offer.. Continue reading

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