Innovation, Leadership

Want To Hire Innovators? Here’s How You’re Dismissing Them

Most organizations are not setup to hire innovators, rather they filter them out. Why? Because they follow the tried and true solid advice for making good hiring decisions: hire for culture-fit. To hire for culture-fit is to hire for comfort, the short-term, sameness; to keep optimizing what is rather than creating what’s next. The problem with hiring for culture-fit is that if your culture doesn’t reward risk taking and learning from mistakes then you will…
entrepreneurship, Innovation, Strategy

Focus On What Won’t Change

The most common strategy all innovators use to create new industries is to take advantage of an emerging trend or technology. It’s becoming harder to pull that off because we’re living in the “next big thing” economy, one where every new product and service is a gimmick looking for a market. Still, a good 99% of the conversations about the future are about what’s changing, what that means and what to do about it. I’m…