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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.

A simple piece of advice on how to disrupt yourself

*+-40% of today’s Fortune 500 companies will be gone in ten years:

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. Helping them to understand what they need is also important. However, it’s not […]

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 BPI Network called “Start-Up Innovation: Inspiring Business Transformation,” examines the impact of digital disruption on global enterprises and markets. The […]

Without great leadership there is no innovation

*+-What does a culture of innovation look like? It’s a question I discussed on a previous blog post but elaborated further on the Culture Radio podcast by Be Furniture…

6 of the most common strategy traps

*+-Strategy without change is pointless, and doing what everyone else is doing is not a strategy; it’s a key principle most business people don’t get. Take the most common advice you hear out there: don’t limit yourself to niche market; you won’t make any money.

We don’t need a society of more entrepreneurs; we need a society of hungry minds

*+-As we continue discussing The Future for Youth, we’ve come up with some interesting ideas about what that looks like. One of the key ideas that has come up again and again is that parents should raise entrepreneurial children with the aim that everyone is and should be an entrepreneur. Should we teach young people […]