Monthly Archives: December 2009

Challenge Your Assumptions

Every time that we approach a problem, in any walk of life, we bring to bear assumptions that limit our ability to conceive fresh solutions. Brilliant thinkers are always aware of assumptions and are always happy to confront them. There is a story told about a northern pike, a large carnivorous freshwater fish. A pike was put into an aquarium, ...

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70 Years of ATM Innovation

Still Struggling To Make Them Scam Proof by Idris Mootee It is all about the human factors. I find that people are over-concerned with online security every time there is a piece of news about identity theft on TV. It is really not that bad and we need to accept the fact that it will not go away. Whatever security ...

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Do you have a relevant message?

It is simply not possible to have a well received message that is not relevant. Think about it for a moment… when was the last time you bothered to read, watch or listen to a message that wasn’t relevant to your needs? Great leaders understand the power, influence, and leverage created by relevant messaging. Do you ever find yourself sitting ...

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What Will Shooting for Mars Get Us?

At the TEDx NASA conference, I had some amazing conversations with people in the “green room” while preparing to take the stage. One individual had spent his entire career with NASA focused on travel to Mars. This was his life’s passion. But now that he has moved out of the space program into the private sector, he wonders if the ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Fixedness

This is the eighth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is Drew Boyd’s perspective: by Drew Boyd “It’s not what you don’t know that will get you. It’s what you know that ain’t so.” – Will Rogers ...

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Five Ways to Prepare for 2010

I can’t believe it’s already December, and 2009 is almost gone. That means it won’t be long before the holidays are over, and we’re staring at a brand new month, quarter and year. Before January hits you unprepared, spend time in December both catching up and getting ready. Here are five specific things to get you started: 1. Read That ...

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