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Archives for April 2010

An analogy for using the Blue Ocean Strategy framework

If you’re a strategy guy, I’m sure you’re familiar with the Blue Ocean approach to strategy, where you set out to create new value by not competing but rather creating and capturing new demand (new market) where you’re the only guy holding the flag. In a nutshell, here’s what Blue Ocean Strategy proposes: Sounds pretty […]

The importance of having real-time vision

      We can draw many lessons from the world of sports onto business, I was watching a feature video on ESPN on Phoenix Suns point guard Steve Nash on a Point Guard’s Vision and couldn’t help but see the correlation between vision in sports and in business. In business there’s talk of the […]

Innovation lesson from Avatar: Learn or die

Are you learning as fast as the world is changing?

#Innovation posts of the week: Innovation by imitation

The New Rules of Innovation – Fast Company via @Ralph_ohr Innovation By Imitation: Study Shows That Success Comes From Imitation – Tech Dirt Is Business Model Innovation Just Another Name for Strategy? « Innovation Leadership Network via @TimKastelle 41 Ways Business Leaders Can Foster a Culture of Innovation – Innovation Champions One Size Does Not […]

Inspiration has no price

  “Great work is done by people who are not afraid to be great.” – Fernando Flores   This post was inspired by an interaction I had with a fellow down in Mexico and it reminded me that inspiration really has a price down here. Damn we have so much room for breakthrough!   My […]

Rethink your business by what you know not what you do

I was talking with a friend business owner this weekend about growth opportunities. Our conversation took a turn when he expressed to me that it’s hard to compete when there are a lot of other businesses offering the same thing he does. Well my friend, it doesn’t have to be that way. For the sake […]

#Innovation posts of the week: What if innovation was the standard

  What if innovation was the norm – Innovate on Purpose via @jdpuva Four Ways Of Seeing That Set True Innovators Apart – Forbes via @RowanGibson The Role of Empathy in Customer Care and Innovation via @ArieGoldshlager How Companies Can Implement Adaptive Behaviours Organizationally (PDF) – BCG via @Ralph_Ohr 10 Ideas For Instilling an Innovative […]