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 – Ohr
Too many Spocks, not enough Kirks for #innovation success Phillips
Creating a Culture Where the Best Ideas Win: via @MITSloanExecEd #socbiz #CMOVala Afshar
The 4 Fears Blocking You from Great Ideas Harvard Biz Review
Still the most read ovr 7 days: “10 Stunning Benefits of Failure” #popularDan Rockwell
Small Experiments, Often by @bfeld

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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. How to buy YouTube subscribers and views the right way? YouTube channel owners are often on the search for ways to gain more views and subscribers for their videos and one tactic is to pay for them. Increasing engagement and making YouTube videos visible is not an easy task. Some Youtubers may ask themselves how to make this easier. Luckily, paying for subscribers is a good decision today. Many tools offer different options.

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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