Why We Must Rethink Applied Innovation Services

Many of those innovation tools that have been emerging in recent years have now built up a powerful body of validation, and they become necessary to know and practice yet often miss the basic building block needs of innovation. We need to do better, we need to design a completely new innovation process that takes into account all that has evolved in recent years.

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What Working Out Teaches You About Life

Five of the Most Important Things You’ll Learn About Being a Success Come From an Unlikely Place This time of year, new health club contracts surge by about 50 percent. The second week in January is historically the busiest time of the year for any gym. However, by the second week of February, 80 percent of all new members will ...

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3 Character Traits of a Good Innovation Manager

Almost every CEO that I meet wants to find out a way to out-innovate their competition. They want to innovate to improve their profits. They want to innovate so that they can help their customers innovate. And in the same breath, they also say that almost all their innovation projects are either struggling to take off or have not yielded the kind of results that looked possible.

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Platforms Are Eating The World

A recently as a decade ago, the world was largely dominated by “pipeline” businesses with linear value chains. We would buy products at retail outlets, or possibly their online versions, stay in hotel chains when traveling and hail taxis one the street and nobody thought much about it. Clearly, a lot has changed. Today, platforms like Amazon, Airbnb and Uber ...

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Best Advice You May Never Get

Best Advice You May Never Get

When you’re in a tempest the hardest and most important thing to do is not the most obvious. When you’re running a business everyone has advice. Some is good, some not so much. But there’s one piece of advice few people will ever get. Yet, far too many entrepreneurs desperately need to hear it. I was one of them. “Suddenly ...

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