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Deadly innovation sin: Never wanting to be first; to get it right

Are you taking note of the many ways that you're killing innovation in your business? It's easy, a true innovative business has certain characteristics that make it innovative over the long-term; does your business have them? … [Read more]

Consensus kills innovation Is consensus and a democratic process always to best way toward innovation? Not really. The topic of deciding what ideas to pursue comes often in discussion, it's a very interesting … [Read more]

Deadly innovation sin: Believing process will save you

Inside established organization innovation is killed before it even gets a chance to make its case. The reasons are many, and while there are many Sins of innovation,from my POV the one that kills most projects focused on transformational outcomes … [Read more]

Innovation needs outsiders. Here’s how to source them

The most interesting ideas, the ones that span boundaries, are found and at the intersection of domains. This isn’t a new insight, but it is one that is rarely taken into account inside most businesses. True to form, established businesses suffer … [Read more]

Are you a Chief Idea Killer?

Much of what we think stands in the way of innovation is in our control: our attitude. In most cases being a good boss means hiring talented people and then getting out of their way; that's an attitude most traditional organizations don't … [Read more]

Importance of having a culture

Culture eats strategy for breakfast. Period. Because strategy is in your every choice. Culture, in your every action. The topic of culture is one that is dear to me, so much so that I think and write about it as often as I drink Gatorade; which is … [Read more]

For our youth to thrive, it matters how we teach them to view failure

During our discussion about The Future for Youth, one of the main points we touched on was "risk aversion". And though we see a trend towards more entrepreneurs, the truth is many of them are not entrepreneurs. Why? Because most entrepreneurs … [Read more]