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Innovativeness – The Ultimate Transferable Skill

There may be no more important capability a person can have in the 21 st century than knowing how to innovate. Not just professional innovators, but every one of us. Personal innovativeness is not a single attribute, but rather a whole constellation of behaviors that in combination fulfill all of the diverse capabilities that innovation requires.

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3 Acts of Courage (for innovation)

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My MBA start-up competition @hultbiz just finished. My best teams were awesome. Every team demonstrated plenty of inspiration and perspiration, but the best teams were willing to do a few very uncomfortable things that the average teams weren’t.

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Risk and Reward of Innovation

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The concept of risk often carries an inherent bias for an established company and for valid reasons.Risk can disrupt a healthy revenue stream, a stable customer base, and upset shareholders who like predictable results. Risk is something you manage. It’s something that you mitigate, not embrace. It’s this mentality that causes companies to invest millions of dollars each year just to avoid risk.

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Beyond Silicon Valley: SeedStarsWorld start-ups

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Start-ups selected by SeedStarsWorld for the final competition in Geneva have pretty much energy to spare. SeedStarsWorld is not so much about mindblowing innovations, 'coming out of the blue': start-ups screened from emerging markets address real problems for real people, from e-commerce, and differentiate by a better execution.

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Six Levels of Leadership

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The network economy, in which nearly everything is available to nearly everyone, imposes a new requirement on leaders. This new requirement is at the heart of leadership. It has to do with change, agility, problem-solving ability, the awareness needed to be able to adapt to an increasing complexity

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