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Timing: The single biggest reason why startups succeed

Why do startups like AirBnB, Uber, Space X succeed while other fail? Is it the team? Funding? Timing? Idea? Business model? You, and most people, will think it's all about the idea, the team and execution. It's neither. According to serial … [Read more]

How do you generate your best ideas?

We all want to have that crazy idea that changes everything for the better. Though ideas are a dime a dozen, in the big scheme of things ideas aren't that important; there is no innovation without execution. Still, it all starts with an idea. … [Read more]

Deadly innovation sin: Depend on customers to tell you what your next product / service will be

Want to know why innovation is so hard? Though the vast majority of companies do some kind of market research, it isn't enough because whatever insight is gleaned from it is lagging by the time a formal report is made. Instead, companies need to … [Read more]

What does it take to change people’s minds?

Most companies, as well as individuals, suck at innovation because they suck at change. Why? First and foremost, succeeding at change requires open mindedness because if you aren't open to new ideas how can you expect others to be open to yours. … [Read more]

A simple piece of advice on how to disrupt yourself

40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies will be gone in ten years: … [Read more]

The Difference Between Customer Needs and Wants

Understanding the difference between a customer's wants and needs is a major key to succeeding in business. Often what a customer wants is diametrically opposed to what they need. As a businessperson, your job is to give the customer what they want. … [Read more]

New Disruption Study: How entrepreneurship is driving corporate reinvention

With the inevitable rise of entrepreneurship and startups driving customer innovation, incumbent companies have begun adopting some of their techniques to either catch up or really stimulate transformation within the enterprise. A recent report by … [Read more]