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Archives for April 2011

Is it possible to innovate without loving what you do?

Yes, it’s possible. The act of solving a problem in a creative way is the fire needed to take on whatever challenge is presented.

Problem finding: even emulation requires brains

A few years ago I was advising three guys who wanted to start a t-shirt company business in Mexico. These guys were still in college and were studying graphic design. In Mexico there is a brand called Naco that started a trend of inverting words so something like AC/DC looks like AISI/ DISI. People found […]

This is what status quo sounds like

According to congressman Jesse Jackson Jr., the iPad is killing jobs. Innovation is going to happen whether you want it or not.

Innovation posts of the week: Innovation for real growth

What are some preconditions for creating breakthrough innovation?

Imagination: one of the most important qualities of an innovator

To innovate, dumb questions are the types of questions we should be asking and the type of ‘what if’ attitude we should be encouraging and practicing.

A lesson from Apple on reputation

Apple has created a reputation for creating the best consumer electronic products consistently. It is this reputation that sets them apart from others.

Fail Harder

Wieden+Kennedy created a mural that spells Fail Harder, a message that underlines the importance of failure during the creative process.