The Elegance of My Father

by Matthew E May My father’s 78th birthday would have been this year, had he lived to see the day. It’s been ten years since his passing from complications arising from a rather rare blood disorder called polycythemia…too much blood. In honor of the decade without him, I thought I’d post part of my book that did not make the ...

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Are You Crushing Creativity?

CEOs have much more power than they realize. They can patiently create a climate of creativity or they can crush it in a series of subtle comments and gestures. Their actions send powerful signals. Their responses to suggestions and ideas are deciphered by staff as encouragement or rejection. If you want to crush creativity in your organization and eliminate all ...

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Call for September 'Innovation Perspectives'

September’s opportunity to contribute your Innovation Perspectives is now here. This monthly feature presents our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place – from several different authors. It gives our innovation community the opportunity to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and in the Continuous Innovation group on ...

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Intellectual Assets for Innovation

Interview – Jackie Hutter – The Hutter Group I had the opportunity to interview Jackie Hutter, Chief IP Strategist and Founder of The Hutter Group about the intellectual property and innovation. The Hutter Group is an IP business strategy consultancy that assists innovation-driven organizations, entrepreneurs and investment professionals in identifying opportunities to identify, capture and maximize value from intellectual property ...

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Future Is Not More Gadgets

Future gadgets will do things such as enhanced cognitive assistance and collaborative filtering. And that gadget is probably your phone. Japan is always the best place for new inspirations. My rental phone also acts as a translator and all I need is to point the built-in camera to any Japanese characters. It exchanges personal information that works like business cards. ...

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Leading Change Isn't Hard

by Mike Myatt Is leading change difficult? Only if you don’t know what you’re doing. As much as some people want to create complexity around the topic of leading change for personal gain, the reality is that creating, managing and leading change is really quite simple. In fact, catalyzing and leading change isn’t very daunting at all if you understand ...

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World Business Forum – Special Offer

The World Business Forum is coming up soon. It will take place October 6-7, 2009 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, with an optional Gary Hamel workshop on October 8, 2009. September 25, 2009 is the last day to get the $610 early bird discount. As a special service to my loyal readers I have negotiated ...

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Is Your Organization Anorexic?

The President of a $1 billion company once asked me to describe his organization in one word. My response? “Anorexic.” The Vice Presidents who sat around the table nodded in agreement. They assumed that I meant there was no fat left to cut. That is not what I meant. Anorexics often have relatively “high” body fat percentages because their lean ...

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Seven Reasons Your Business Should Be On Twitter

I can think of seven specific, revenue-producing reasons why most businesses should be on Twitter. If your customers are using Twitter, you probably should be to. But how, and why? Here are seven places to start: 1. Get New Customers What do you sell? There are prospective customers talking about it on Twitter right now. Do a search for that ...

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Apple Tablet or iPhone Accessory?

There is a lot of chatter out there focusing on the possibility of a new Apple Tablet being announced at Apple’s next media event on September 9, 2009. Will Apple launch a tablet computer? Does it make sense for Apple to do so? Let’s look at the current state of the market for computing devices: Many companies and individuals have ...

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