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3 Ways to help customers win

“It’s not enough that we win; all others must lose.” – Larry Ellison Heard this one yesterday. I'm all in for competition, but business isn't about war (at some point I used to think like Genghis Khan too). It isn't about beating competitors just … [Read more]

Innovation Must Reads of the week: The Hierarchy of Innovation

What Your Innovators Want You to Know - HBR The Myths That Prevent Change - HBR Before branding subcategory creating innovations ask four questions by Follow @davidaaker The rise of idea festivals - Financial Times The hierarchy of … [Read more]

What my Mom taught me about questioning assumptions

My Mom taught me to be neat. To keep things clean and organized. And for the most part, I'm like her. But one place where those lessons don't take effect is in my propensity to keep every single printed receipt of things I buy. Not only that, but … [Read more]

What’s the best way to manage creative personalities at work?

Fight with them. Not against them. That's how. These days, we are in serious need of creative firepower. And for all the startup incubators that are popping up everywhere, there still seems like creativity is a scarce resource. For me, creative … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: Collaboration and innovation go hand-in-hand

Four Strategies for Staying Relevant by Follow @davidaaker Why We Can't See What's Right in Front of Us by Follow @harvardbiz The Creative Benefits Of Exploring The Uncomfortable by Follow @fastcocreate Want to innovate? Develop top … [Read more]

8 Lessons from Startup Weekend Tijuana

Startup Weekend Tijuana is in the books. This past weekend was fast paced and intense. Exciting. Almost 50 participants, 25 ideas, 8 projects and 3 winners. Two of them left the event with seed capital. Here are the projects: WachaBache. A … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: Managers Don’t Really Want to Innovate

3 Lenses For Innovation by @wimrampen How Enemies Power Innovation - Fast Company Why Innovation Dies by @sgblank Managers Don't Really Want to Innovate - HBR Uncommon Sense: How to Turn Distinctive Beliefs Into Action - MIT Sloan Management … [Read more]