Category Archives: entrepreneurship

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

I’ve talked at length about how companies aiming to attract innovators to their organization shoot themselves in the foot, because the culture they have doesn’t embrace innovation. Still, let’s ask: How do you hire innovators?

To help answer that question from the perspective of an innovator, the University of Texas conducted a study last year and they asked me to take part. They’ve yet to share the results with me, but I’m jumping the gun and sharing my thoughts with you.

The Early Adopter Challenge: Everyone is Afraid of Being First

The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies. All of these technologies are in the news 24/7. Yet, most organizations and governments are behind the technology curve. They’re either slow adopters or stagnant. There’s a difference between being a slow adopter and being stagnant; the latter means you’re not even aware of what’s going to change your business in the short and long-term.

Ignore Culture At Your Own Peril

When I was 3 – 4 years old my love for Disney started. I had seen the movies but everything changed the moment I set foot in Disneyland. I still get excited even though I’ve been to Disneyland a bunch of times. That excitement made me very curious about how they execute at such a huge scale.

Borderlander – A New Kind of Social Innovator

borderlander a new kind of social innovator

A key trait of every innovator is cultivating a diverse network of people that she / he can tap into for insights and perspective. The internet has opened up a rich and diverse network to me, but I also get to meet people from all walks of life by living in the U.S.-Mexico border.