Monthly Archives: May 2018

Overcoming the Not-Invented-Here (NIH) Mindset

When Chris Messina, a former Google designer, conceived of a simple way to filter content and create channels on Twitter in 2007, he blogged about his idea: “Every time someone uses a channel tag to mark a status, not only do we know something specific about that status, but others can eavesdrop on the context of it and then join ...

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This Is What Real Courage Looks Like

Have the courage to do this one thing and you’ll never look at giving up in the same way again. “…never give in, never give in, never, never, never-in nothing, great or small, large or petty – never give in except to convictions of honour and good sense.” – Winston Churchill If you’ve followed me on inc.com you’re well aware ...

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Dive Into Guilt Free Indulgence

The latest in our series on trend mashups (which started with our article on eco lux) is the unlikely combination of guilt free indulgence. This is where the ‘better for me’ trend comes face to face with the societal shift toward a more hedonistic lifestyle. The Food Peopledefine this merging of priorities as “better for me indulgence”. As a nation, we’ve been ...

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Hallmarks of Organizational Ambidexterity

If you are a frequent reader of my posts, you may know we’ve been relentlessly highlighting the importance of organizational ambidexterity as vital requirement for modern dual corporate innovation approaches. Managing today’s business and creating future’s business successfully at the same time is probably the most demanding, yet indispensable challenge for future-proof organizations and their leaders. But what are hallmarks of successful organizational ambidexterity? What do companies that have properly implemented ...

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How Should We Educate Children to Win the Fourth Industrial Revolution?

Thriving in the fourth industrial revolution will require nothing short of restructuring public education at all levels, not just K-12. One goal should be to create entrepreneurial schools and universities, and by that I don't mean teaching children how to start businesses. Instead, creating the entrepreneurial mindset is about the pursuit of opportunity with scarce resources with the goal of creating user defined value through the deployment of innovation.

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This 30 Day Plan is the Secret to Disrupting Yourself

Follow this 30-day program and you will forever look at disruption as the gateway to innovation. Disruption is one of the least well understood aspects of innovation and life in general. We see it as something that comes from the outside, an unwelcome visitor that steps into our lives unannounced to rock our world when things are going just fine. ...

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Panamanian Innovation

The country of Panama, which gained its independence from Colombia in 1903, is best known as the home of the path between the seas – the Panama Canal.  The Canal was started by a French consortium in the late 1800s and completed by the United States in 1914.  The Canal, with twin sets of locks on the Atlantic and Pacific ...

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