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What if you looked for “what not to do” ideas?

We LOVE to follow in the footsteps of other people who have been there and done that. It's easier. It's practical. We get this type of information from books and/or biographers. But what book authors and biographers rarely mention, is all the … [Read more]

When a system is ripe for innovation, simplify

Yes, that's my browser. It had 100 tabs open at that point in time last night. Those 100+ tabs were accumulated over a week of browsing and not reading what was previously open. Not very productive, and a clear sign of procrastination on my part. The … [Read more]

To find new market opportunities and grow, study non-consumers

The key to company growth is to create more value for your customers, which means better satisfying their unmet needs. With that said, if you're an established business that is looking for growth opportunities, look for people who are not your … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: Do companies require radical innovations to woo consumers? No

What Doesn't Motivate Creativity Can Kill It by @teresamabile - Follow @teresamabile The 8 Essentials of Innovation - Forbes What Consumers Really Want: Do companies require radical innovations to woo consumers? New research suggests…no! - … [Read more]

The Table of Strategic Elements: Visualize and Create New Strategies

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 … [Read more]

Job swapping: The new innovation tactic

Saw this on my Facebook newsfeed yesterday. This is a very strategic idea and one that I've talked about before. It is meant to create surprise, to shake things up by bringing an outside perspective. Everyone benefits from job-swapping. … [Read more]

Are Startup Incubators too focused on Technology?

I tackled a similar question last year, but two articles I came across recently got me thinking. Are incubators worth the trouble for startups? But Vijayashanker took a pass. She'd noticed that many incubators focus heavily on technology … [Read more]