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The Travel & Hospitality Industry is Being Disrupted – Again

Airbnb disrupted hotels. Now big travel and hospitality companies are going after the next disruptive innovation themselves before getting blindsided yet again. If you’ve followed my Inc.com column, you know I work with both big companies and start-ups around the world. My research, consulting and speaking give me a glimpse into the fledgling trends and upstarts that will one day become tomorrow’s business behemoths. As ...

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Innovation with Marco Polo

I spent a great deal of time in 2018 traveling across the world in search of innovation insights.  In countries ranging from Colombia to China to Azerbaijan to Bosnia-Hercegovina, I found examples of cases where modern and ancient civilizations applied creative thinking to solve problems.  I presented these insights to the readers of Innovation Excellence in a series of articles ...

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Everything Has a Shelf Life

Everything Has a Shelf Life

So much has been said about the demise of brick and mortar retail. This weekend I got clarity. Clarity about the future of the current-state shopping mall. Its shelf life has expired. Driving through “The Borscht Belt” this past weekend in upstate NY gave me this clarity. The Borscht Belt was a thriving vacation spot with amazing bungalows and resort ...

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Six Things Great Innovators Do Differently

Take a look at any successful enterprise and you’ll find innovation at its core. That was just as true a hundred years ago when Henry Ford perfected the assembly line as it is today, when modern day giants like Elon Musk bring cutting edge technology to market. Innovation, as I’ve written before, is how people come up with novel solutions ...

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How WOW Air Disrupted The Airline Industry

A remote, often misunderstood country, Iceland  has become one of the hottest tourist destinations. So, how did one airline company disrupt the airline industry through a low-budget carrier? The Rise of Icelandic Travel in the United States: Iceland is anticipated to have more tourists than their entire population this year according to Vox.  This is quite alarming since a mere six years ...

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