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Archives for August 2009

Where do new business concepts come from?

New business concepts come out of a mix of unexpected problems, novel experiences, random conversations and newly discovered facts.

Must read books for entrepreneurs

.!. Are you looking for some new reading material that can help you be a better entrepreneur? A few days ago venture capitalist Fred Wilson posted a few books he thinks upcoming entrepreneurs should read, from over 150 comments came more suggestions and a list of must read books for entrepreneurs was born. You should […]

Weekend innovation tip: Have a point of view about the future

Innovation is what distinguishes between a leader and a follower. If you can’t create a sense of future, no one can follow you.

109 more excuses for not innovating

“The greatest difficulty in the world is not for people to accept new ideas, but to make them forget about old ideas.” Gone in Sixty Seconds film ~John Maynard Keynes, Economist Everyone loves lists! After reading the Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating in 2009 I thought I’d look for some more excuses (there’s […]

An attempt to discover my social media workflow

Backbeat The Conversation Prism by Brian Solis and Jesse Thomas I’m writing this at the request of my friend Jaime Valdovino who is just starting to get his head around this whole ‘social media stuff’ and asked me if I could provide some suggestions on how he could use social media tools more efficiently. How […]

Genius is born from thousands of failures

I’m a big fan of experimentation A Night at the Roxbury movie full The Living Sea download , that is to test as many ideas possible faster than the next guy. Whenever I propose this to a client I get the “we don’t want to do tests, we want to get things done” “It’s time […]

Don’t out compete your rivals, change the rules of the game

Here are a few ways that can help you to start thinking about how to change the game in your industry