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How to cultivate the Generalist within

-+*As a rule of thumb, your business needs more generalists than specialists if it wants to innovate. Don’t get me wrong, specialists are valuable. But Generalists are the innovators, the ones who are most capable of dealing with complexity; the ones that connect that dots. For that very reason, as a generalist, I know it’s […]

The benefits of thinking and doing BIG

-+*BIG ideas get all the attention by the media, bloggers, journalists and the like because Big ideas, like anything that is coming out of Google X, have the possibility to create waves of change for society. Businesses that want to call their latest and greatest invention the next best thing should be thoughtful about what […]

Structured serendipity: How Great Ideas Emerge

-+*Almost always great new ideas don’t emerge from within a single person or function, but at the intersection of functions or people that have never met before. As a business leader, you can engineer these connections; serendipity. Serendipity is the type of word that paralyzes most business leaders because it is a loosey-goosey term that […]

Delta Innovation Class: a case of making the common uncommon

-+*The Delta Innovation Class is a unique initiative where leaders and professionals in various fields share knowledge and skills with up-and-coming innovators and doers in a mentoring program that takes place at 35,000 feet.

As our decision making skills decline with age, how does it affect our ability to innovate?

-+*Much like corporations become slow and stagnant, our own skills decline as we age; unless we do something about it. Nowhere is this more apparent than in decision making…

The first draft of anything is shit

-+*In Mexico we say “Es otro pedo!” to express when something is awesome or so challenging that it blows your mind. So when I’m talking to other entrepreneurs or simply brainstorming through ideas, an exclamation like that is something I’m looking to hear or provoke in others; a sense of challenge.

Ed Catmull on how Pixar’s continued success is enabled by it’s culture of candor

-+*A key for unleashing innovation in any type of organization is the willingness to let employees try stuff without feeling that they will be punished if they fail. Creativity is only unleashed when people feel safe that they won’t be judged. Ed Catmull, CEO of Pixar, describes in his talk below why he believes a […]