Archive for: January, 2013

You can’t copy real leadership

steve jobs innovative leadership

There is a reason innovative companies keep evolving: innovative leadership.

It has been proven time and time again, innovative leaders drive innovative companies.

Last week I gave a social media workshop to two Mexican companies. While this workshop was focused on the MarCom function, still at the beginning of the workshop I had them answer a few questions about their companies. One of them was: how do you want to be remembered?

Their responses were varied, and along with other words, they all had the word “innovative” in there. To which I asked: what specifically is your company doing to be innovative?

Innovation must reads of the week: Small experiments, often


Innovation must reads of the week: Small experiments, often

Storified by Jorge Barba· Sat, Jan 12 2013 18:12:34

Steve Blank nails it: Three keys to Fostering a Culture of Continuous #Innovation – http://lnkd.in/VSzd8sRalph-Christian Ohr
Too many Spocks, not enough Kirks for #innovation success http://innovateonpurpose.blogspot.com/2013/01/why-kirk-beats-spock-at-innovation.htmlJeffrey Phillips
Creating a Culture Where the Best Ideas Win: http://bit.ly/VXsp59 via @MITSloanExecEd #socbiz #CMOVala Afshar
The 4 Fears Blocking You from Great Ideas http://s.hbr.org/Voh0fm Harvard Biz Review
Still the most read ovr 7 days: “10 Stunning Benefits of Failure” http://leadershipfreak.wordpress.com/2013/01/07/10-stunning-benefits-of-failure/ #popularDan Rockwell
Small Experiments, Often by @bfeld http://tsta.rs/S9gPIgtechstars

If you like these links, check out all the previous “Innovation Must Reads of the Week“. And don’t forget to

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How not to iterate yourself to innovation

new delicious

I’m a big fan of Delicious. Have been using it since 2006. And was glad when former YouTube Co-Founders bought it from Yahoo a few years ago to keep it alive. Thinking how these guys have built the #2 most visited website in the world, you would think they wouldn’t have any problems with their next project.

It hasn’t been an easy ride. They’ve changed quite a bit since then, and just as they did with YouTube, they’ve followed the same startup logic: Try something, see what happens, if it works do some more and if it doesn’t, fix it.

Yesterday, Delicious updated their website. Once again. And here’s what happened, once again:

Poetic Action Movement in Tijuana

This is a guest post by my buddy Alejandra Lopez, @thisisallyg. Please watch the video at the end of this post.

Finally, the project I’ve been doing for so long is finished! Let’s start this blog post with the day I was happily Tumblrin’ on Tumblr and suddenly I start to see all these pictures of “Poetic Actions” which lead me to Wikipedia because the poetry was just so beautiful:

The Poetics Action Movement is a public poetry project started in Monterrey, Mexico in 1996. Founded by Mexican poet Armando Alanís and involves painting fences and walls of the city in a kind of poetic graffiti way.

These phrases are usually about love or deep optimist words, or phrases representing actual situations in life; there are also song lyrics and phrases by the own Alanís, as well as other famous writers.

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