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 Single Most Important Thing You Can Do To Ensure Your Success

By Tom Koulopoulos / October 21, 2019 /

Of all the advice on starting and running a business none is more important than this. About 30 years ago my business partner and I were in the world headquarters of our startup — the second bedroom of my small condo. I had just created a rift between us by investing in a $1000 laptop…

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Seven Trends Driving The Future of Innovation

By Robert B. Tucker / October 17, 2019 /

Kraft Heinz’ stock is down 50 percent over the past 12 months, turnover in the executive ranks has increased, and the company’s inability to keep pace with changing consumer tastes is largely to blame. In an earnings call with investors, Kraft      Heinz CEO Miguel Patricio observed that “we’ve been too focused on the…

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Leading People in the Imagination Age

By Janet Sernack / September 8, 2019 /

Most of us are aware that the nature of work is changing. According to Singularity University, while emerging technologies may destroy many jobs, they will also create many new appealing ones. Widespread innovation, in the imagination age, will give birth to exciting new industries, all of which are sources of new jobs and occupations. It’s exciting…

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Emerging Collaborative Tribes, Networks and Collectives 

By Janet Sernack / May 23, 2019 /

It is becoming widely accepted that collaborative organisations adopt more fluid and loose structures, where individuals are given greater responsibility to take smart risks, make decisions appropriate to their role and the task concerned: Without hierarchy, status, power plays and the conventional “red tape” implicit rules, where people have a hunger to learn, are willing…

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Creating Collaborative Workplace Cultures

By Janet Sernack / May 14, 2019 /

Some CEO’S, executive teams and leaders mistakenly assume that organizational culture is simply a social phenomenon that they have no control over, and cannot impact. Yet, according to Gallup, CEO’s, executive teams and leaders are the key catalysts towards creating a collaborative workplace culture. This is because culture is more about connecting with & sharing people’s…

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Uncomfortable Entrepreneurship Truth Nobody Wants to Talk About

By Tom Koulopoulos / May 1, 2019 /

Entrepreneurship is a lonely journey filled with ups, downs, and a few directions you never knew existed. But is it your journey? I often liken the entrepreneurial journey to parenting; no matter how much you study it, observe it in others, ask for advice, prepare for it, or convince yourself you’re ready for it, there…

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Simple Formula That Explains Why Anyone Would Buy Your Invention

By Yoram Solomon / April 10, 2019 /

The following is taken from a course that I developed and currently teach at the Cox Graduate School of Business at the Southern Methodist University (SMU) in Dallas, Texas, named “Evaluating Entrepreneurial Opportunities” (CISB 6226) The subject of this article is the million (or 10 million, or 100 million, or a billion ) dollar question.…

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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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Four Things Nobody Ever Tells You About Innovation

By Greg Satell / February 25, 2019 /

Every enterprise needs to innovate. It doesn’t matter whether you are a profit-seeking business, a nonprofit organization or a government entity, the simple truth is that every business model fails eventually, because things change over time. We have to manage not for stability, but for disruption or face irrelevance. There is no shortage of advice…

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