Making Introverts Successful Innovators

I have two sons and they are so different, they have same interests, but comparing their social skills or the way they communicate, they are totally different. Since they were 3 years old and started with Kindergarten, we knew for sure that one is introvert and other is extrovert. A week ago, I was on school meeting where school psychologist ...

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Harnessing the Power of Change, with Braden Kelley

The Innovation Engine is a podcast series that discusses innovation through the lenses of corporate leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies. The podcast features bi-weekly interviews with best-selling authors, C-Level executives, and innovation experts from around the world. It is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and SoundCloud. On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we talk about how ...

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The Silver Bullet Myth

In Eric Ries’s bestselling book, The Startup Way, the Silicon Valley entrepreneur explains how he helped lead General Electric’s transformation from a stodgy industrial era dinosaur into a lean, entrepreneurial enterprise. Yet strangely, as Steve Blank points out in Harvard Business Review, the effort ended up with the ousting of GE’s CEO for underperformance. Why did such a seemingly promising ...

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Four Pathways to Innovation

I was facilitating a group of senior leaders who were tasked with leading the innovation effort in their respective organization and started the facilitation with the simple yet profound question – “How do you define innovation?” The best answer I’ve so far received to this question is the following: “Innovation is applied problem solving leading to generation of value.” The ...

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Once upon a Time, in Business

In business and daily life, we are wired for stories as a species. One creation myth begins by saying God created humans because he needed good stories. Stories bind us together, creating an emotionally connected narrative through which we make sense of the world. I want to share a Here’s What I Love About My Careerstory with you. The background is a co-creation session ...

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Why Most Technologies Move Slower Today

Ten years ago hardly anyone had a smartphone. Social media was in its infancy. Artificial intelligence was still science fiction. Yet today all of those things are mature technologies that have become an integral part of everyday life. Anywhere you go you see people using all of them as a matter of habit. It’s become conventional wisdom to look at ...

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Innovation in the Caucasus – Part I – Armenia

This is the first article in a three-part series that focuses on innovation in the three countries of the Caucasus – Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan.  This article presents an introduction to the region and then continues with an examination of innovation in Armenia. Although several geographic regions claim to be the “crossroads of civilization,” the three countries of the Caucasus ...

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How to Go From Idea to Inception, with Golden Krishna

The Innovation Engine is a podcast series that discusses innovation through the lenses of corporate leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies. The podcast features bi-weekly interviews with best-selling authors, C-Level executives, and innovation experts from around the world. It is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and SoundCloud. Golden Krishna of Google shares tips on how to go from ...

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