How to experiment with Eventbrite

By Arlen Meyers / May 13, 2020 /

If you run an organization that holds regularly scheduled meetings and networking events, there are many online invitation services that automate the process of creating, distributing and collecting fees, if applicable, to attend. Meetup, Eventbrite and Mailchimp are but a few. Our organization, The Society of Physician Entrepreneurs (SoPE), a global non-profit with a mission to help…

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Pros and Cons of Becoming an Innovation Consultant

By Pete Foley / February 20, 2020 /

One question many innovators face at some point in their careers is whether to work in a large, corporate organization, or in a small start up or consultancy. Today I want to revisit and update a blog I wrote a few years ago for LinkedIn that discussed some pros and cons of consultancy versus corporate…

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One Quote That Every Entrepreneur Must Embrace

By Tom Koulopoulos / January 19, 2020 /

The focus on being a billon-dollar unicorn distracts us from an even more important kind of value that companies of every size need to embrace. We live in the age of the unicorn; startups that seem to leap to billion dollar valuations overnight. It’s a wonderful time to be an entrepreneur. The upside has never…

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Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2019

By Innovation Excellence / January 6, 2020 /

Building upon the success of Braden Kelley’s Blogging Innovation, we launched Innovation Excellence on August 1, 2011 and so 2019 was our eighth full year of operations. To celebrate we’ve pulled together the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2019 from our archive of nearly 7,500 innovation-related articles from more than 400 contributing authors. Click the…

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Innovation is a Lifestyle, Not a Bunch of Metrics

By Adam Malofsky / November 21, 2019 /

Far too many supposed innovation experts believe that measuring activities is critical to success. Maybe. Maybe not so much. At least for the big stuff. Innovation activities simply for the sake of doing something without context and insight from the measure may be in fact very misleading. Persistent growth, profit, ROI and NPV are the obvious measures,…

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The Secrets to Effective, Efficient Ideation

By Adam Malofsky / November 13, 2019 /

We all want to win the never-ending race for great, effective, profitable new ideas. We want these ideas without a huge effort, without a huge risk and without a huge investment. We also want ideas with impact, that are rapidly actionable and ideally that utilize mostly existing resources and relationships. Most ideation is done in…

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Creating high-performing and faster-moving teams

By Janet Sernack / October 13, 2019 /

It seems that every meeting I went to recently, and almost every person I spoke to, mentioned the new book, from the authors of How Google Works – The Trillion Dollar Coach. I dutifully ordered it and once I had the chance, diligently read it. It is described as the “blueprint for forward-thinking business leaders and managers that will…

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Fail it. Nail it. Scale it. Sale it

By Arlen Meyers / April 9, 2019 /

Q: What are the three most common questions doctors, scientists and engineers ask about their new ideas, inventions and discoveries? A: What do I do next ? How to I find money? How do I scale my business? The answers are to 1)set up and fail at conducting the right business model and experiment to…

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Retooling to Win in the Next Decade

By Janet Sernack / March 4, 2019 /

After the World Economic Forum meeting in Davos drew to a close, Martin Reeves, Senior Partner & Managing Director, Director of the BCG Henderson Institute shared his reflections of the event with the Boston Consulting Group. Whilst discussion trended down global economic growth, they also elevated risks on a number of fronts, spanning the whole…

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Innerpreneurs, entrepreneurs, wannapreneurs and intrapreneurs

By Arlen Meyers / January 8, 2019 /

These days, you can’t be a hipster without being a -preneur. They come in all sizes and shapes. Ganjapreneurs sell pot or pot derivatives. Technopreneurs do online anything. And then there are the doctorpreneurs, physician entrepreneurs or medpreneurs. The list gets even more confusing since there are so many different kinds and definitions. Here is a brief…

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