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People don’t buy what you do, people buy why you do it

Yesterday I went to TEDex TijuanaSalon at Cety's University in Tijuana. While three of the four speakers talked about entrepreneurship, it was the speaker in a video from a previous TED that got the most applause. The people who organized the event … [Read more]

4 Telltale signs that say you have a culture of innovation

I stumbled upon an interview with Carol Dweck, the author of Mindset, on how your mindset might be affecting your companies ability to innovate. It's interesting because when asked how a potential job candidate might identify if the company he wants … [Read more]

Innovation posts of the week: Fire all the managers

Is Inertia Winning Over Innovation? - Fast Company 8 Secrets To Creative Thinking (Hint: Steal From Others) - FastCo Design First, Let's Fire All the Managers - HBR A One-Two Punch to Foster Creativity - Strategy+Business The 3 Biggest … [Read more]

Innovation makes things cheaper

Believe it or not I've heard business owners tell me that if they're innovating, they want to charge a high price. First of all, a truly innovative ideas makes it's benefits accessible to as many people as possible. This means the cost of entry for … [Read more]

Are You Indispensable at Work?

This is a guest post by Robert B. Tucker In a time of economic disruption, unprecedented downsizings, budgetary cutbacks and the constant pressure to outsource more and more routine functions (and the employees who perform them), advice on … [Read more]

How to manage through disruption

Kevin Lynch, CTO of Adobe, interviews Stephen Elop, CEO of Nokia. Mr. Elop has some great thoughts about innovation and about managing through disruption. It's interesting because both of them worked at Macromedia before it was bought by Adobe. If … [Read more]

Innovation posts of the week: Why we don’t like change

Why We Don't Like Change 4 Roles for Your Innovation Team by @timkastelle Innovation: Corporate Culture is Not the Answer! - Forbes FREE BOOK: Making Open Innovation Work by @lindegaard Why Experts Create Few New Ideas … [Read more]