Creativity is all about combining different ideas. It’s elements, its attributes. They can all be combined to create something new. Here’s something interesting, a basic table to visualize strategies: Created by Adobe’s Chief Strategist, Mark Randall, the “Table of Strategic Elements,” lets him analyze existing companies to identify new combinations. He has identified 14 “elements” [...]
This is a shout out for B2B companies. The F.B.I. has the list of the 10 Most Wanted Criminals in the World. What if professional services companies had their own 10 Most Wanted Customer List? Heck, why don’t you have one already? Who do you wish to serve?
‘We’ve never done a problem of this kind’ exclaim students. ‘We’ve never seen a problem like this before’ exclaim business executives. See the pattern?
A few weeks go, Bill Taylor (@practicallyrad) asked: Are you learning as fast as the world is changing? Next question is: Are you applying as fast as you are learning? Here’s what I’ve noticed for awhile since I’ve been on Twitter, but became a little more obvious to me in the last few weeks: Those [...]
Isn’t it kind of old to see the word ‘differentiate’ on proposals? I mean, any strategy should be different. And adding the words ‘different’ to proposals doesn’t necessarily make it different. Difference is in the actions. Not the words. Here’s a thought: Let’s frame differentiation as creating memories. Look at the video below:
It’s funny how we humans assign different names to concepts that have existed for a long time. We coin new terms that embody old concepts. Take the concept of ‘The Pivot‘. It’s become the new buzzword in Entrepreneurship circles thanks to Eric Ries and his Lean Startup concept: Lean startup guru Eric Ries recommends that [...]
If you’re a fan of basketball, competition and innovation, you will enjoy this. Before the start of the NBA season, ESPN published a fascinating article about how the Miami Heat’s offense will be reinvented. As you might remember, the Heat lost to the Dallas Mavericks in the last year’s NBA Finals. After the loss, the [...]