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How to create new value in the 21st century

The Prophecy: Forsaken move 2 Fast 2 Furious the movie Momma's Man trailer Umair Haque @ Daytona Sessions vol. 2 – Constructive Capitalism from Daytona Sessions on Vimeo. Alien³ film Duel trailer Looking to inject yourself with some fresh thinking? If you’re interested in economics, competition and strategy (specifically why our economy sucks and how [...]

How to be a better leader in 20 minutes

It’s not common when you come across a blog post that makes you want to take action immediately…I found one today! Do you know what your employees values are and what motivates them? A very important question that very often leaders have a hard time answering. Knowing what people value and what their motivations are [...]

New research on how insights happen in the brain

A well known physicist once said that all great discoveries in science where made in one of the three B’s…bus, bed and bath. It’s well documented that we get most of our good ideas when we’re not thinking about solving problems. This is because of the principle of incubation. Incubation works because your subconscious mind [...]

If you are truly innovative, you will fail. If you don’t fail, you are playing it safe

“I often say that I’ve learned but one thing in 40 years, since I began my management career. … And that is … “try stuff” … faster than the next guy.” – Tom Peters At it’s core innovation is a numbers game. You have to ensure that your innovation pipeline has a large number of [...]

How to use Evernote to keep your mind sharp

.!. Blur hd There are enough reviews of Evernote out there so I will not do one here. What I will do is share with you how I use it to manage information and gain insights. There other notebooks in my Evernote but I will only focus on the 4 I use to help me [...]

Employees don’t need permission to create or innovate

Tell me and I’ll forget. Show me and I may remember. Involve me and I’ll understand. – Confucius Now is as good time to really start thinking about embedding innovation into the DNA of your company. A recent survey conducted by Business Week asks readers if taking risks is more important than stability. Fifty-four percent [...]

How Michael Jordan influenced me

.!. Michael Jordan, “The Greates Ever” will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in September. I remember watching Michael Jordan for the first time when I was 15 years old, watching the Bulls lose against the Orlando Magic in the playoffs when he had just come back from playing baseball. The hype of his [...]