Entrepreneurship

Innovathons

What could a marathon training teach us about innovation? As an athlete and innovator I am interested in the connection between marathons and innovation. In order to define a "innovation process" within the athletic for looking to get a better result in training, time competition and satisfaction, I want to share the experience of my participation in the 40th NYC Marathon (November 1st, 2009) clocked 3:00:55 and in the 114th Boston Marathon (April 20, 2010) with a record of 2:55:42. For this I followed a "strategic process" or "methodology". Prepare for a marathon also requires a strategy, new ideas, perseverance and effort.

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Innovation in the Old Economy?

The statistics are stark according to Forbes magazine the US is losing 50,000 manufacturing jobs per month, over 42,000 factories have closed down since 1999 and some 44 million Americans rely on food stamps.  I have driven through towns like Dayton Ohio, block after block of boarded up buildings, ghost towns where once there were families and businesses.  The panacea ...

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Another Digital Innovator Bows Out

While the tech world considered life AJ (After Jobs), another digital pioneer of no small note also decided to call it a day – Jim Romenesko. Perhaps unknown to most, Romenesko, as The New York Times reports it, “was a blogger before there were blogs.”  Working primarily to aggregate news by and for journalists – and provide the occasional insight ...

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Open Innovation is Opening Up

In case you’ve been out of town or very busy with your workload, you haven’t failed to miss the fact that the ongoing recession (or very slow recovery, if that’s what it is) is not creating the atmosphere for a lot of hiring by larger corporations. In fact, somewhere in the neighborhood of 10 million people are out of work, ...

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Just Do It – Career Innovation

If there was one slogan that dominated the aughts it was the Nike’s “Just Do It”.  I am not a fan of sweeping generalizations, a one size fits all solution. Many have ended up broke and broken by not planning, or thinking through the pros and cons of a risky venture. That said there are benefits gained by “doing it” ...

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