Monthly Archives: November 2009

Innovate or Die – Tactics #43-72 of 110


This is the third of four parts of the list of 110 Innovation Tactics. Click here to view Part One – Innovation Tactics #1-16 Click here to view Part Two – Innovation Tactics #17-42 Celebration! Celebrate! Innovative organizations are places where people enjoy their peers’ work, good tries, good screw-ups, milestones reached, etc. Celebrating these events, large and small and ...

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Are Facebook And Twitter Bad For Your Brain?


Or Does It Actually Make You A Better Person? by Idris Mootee Here is an old vision of a high-tech future. It is old magazine illustration in 1969 a Japanese Sunday magazine, which show life in the future, pervaded by computers. This illustration “The Rise of the Computerized School,” by Shigeru Komatsuzaki is an illustrated scenario of what schools will ...

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Do You Have Social Media Influence?


Social media influence; the harsh reality is that you either have it or you don’t. I’m going to tell you the cold hard truth about social media…what you need to know that most people won’t tell you. While anyone can have a social media presence, not everyone possesses social media influence. It’s clear to those in the know that social ...

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Do people seek risk only to minimize losses?


Back in the 1980’s, executives used to joke that you would never get fired for buying “Big Blue” (IBM) computers. It’s not that IBM was the best, but you knew they would not screw up. When I worked for Accenture (then Andersen Consulting), the Economist once called us “The McDonalds of the consulting industry. You know what you will get ...

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Five Steps to a Successful B2B Social Media Strategy


The beauty of most social media channels is that they’re so easy to join and engage. Most are free. It takes just a few minutes to get set up, and literally seconds to start publishing. But if you’re marketing and selling a B2B product, a simple five-step process can ensure you’re getting the maximum, measurable yield from your efforts in ...

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Find Your Nerve Guest Post


Over at I have written a guest post about strategy in the downturn. The central question being: Are you going to be nervous in the downturn, or nervy? Braden Kelley is the editor of Blogging Innovation and founder of Business Strategy Innovation, a consultancy focusing on innovation and marketing strategy. Braden is also @innovate on Twitter.

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Detroit's Decline and Fall

In March 2008, British Airways discontinued its decades-old daily service between London Heathrow and Detroit. Not exactly world-shattering news, you might think. But BA’s decision was quite significant. They made it because passenger numbers had dwindled so pathetically low that the flights were no longer profitable. It’s just one of a whole kaleidoscope of symptoms that signaled the Motor City’s ...

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Does your Innovation have a story?

Imagine if you will, somewhere in the distant recesses of our existence, a group of cavemen huddled around a fire. The wiseman of the group gathers the tribe around the fire and regales them with stories of their ancestors – how they fought the neighboring tribes, how they found the food necessary to survive. The shaman passes on the wisdom ...

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Detroit, D.C.


Not a day goes by without more news about Detroit’s beleaguered automakers. While each new development is notable in and of itself, I find it more telling to take a few steps back and look at the big picture. Below are a few clips from selected Wall Street Journal articles I’ve run across over just the last few days. Take ...

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