Entertainment

Three Lessons in Innovation from Jeff Bezos

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Disrupt your own business before someone else does. Offering second hand books at low margin threatened Amazon’s higher value new book sales but this did not bother Bezos. He wanted to own that segment of the market too and to prevent a competitor from seizing it.

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RIP George Martin – An Innovation Master

It has been a tough few months for Rock and Roll. We have lost Bowie, Lemmy, BB King, Chris Squire, Scott Weiland, Glenn Frey and today, Keith Emerson. On Tuesday, we lost another master blender and enabler – Sir George Martin, the Fifth Beatle. As an innovator, he epitomized many traits we should all aspire to - Expertise, openness, crossing boundaries and passion for quality. RIP Sir George

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The Little Known Secret to Pixar's Creative Success

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With 15 Academy Awards and an average worldwide gross of over $600 million per film, Pixar might just be the most successful creative enterprise ever—and one of the most profitable. Out of the 14 features the firm has produced, all but one have made the list of top 50 highest grossing animated movies.

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Spinglish for Innovators

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Why is Spinglish important to innovation practitioners? All innovation has a political dimension and requires selling ideas (sometimes over and over and over again) and being able to translate possibilities into commitment, action, investment. It’s probably wise to be alert to the Spinglish on the other side of the table, and from time to time, using some spinning can be practical.

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