70 Years of ATM Innovation

Still Struggling To Make Them Scam Proof by Idris Mootee It is all about the human factors. I find that people are over-concerned with online security every time there is a piece of news about identity theft on TV. It is really not that bad and we need to accept the fact that it will not go away. Whatever security ...

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Do you have a relevant message?

It is simply not possible to have a well received message that is not relevant. Think about it for a moment… when was the last time you bothered to read, watch or listen to a message that wasn’t relevant to your needs? Great leaders understand the power, influence, and leverage created by relevant messaging. Do you ever find yourself sitting ...

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What Will Shooting for Mars Get Us?

At the TEDx NASA conference, I had some amazing conversations with people in the “green room” while preparing to take the stage. One individual had spent his entire career with NASA focused on travel to Mars. This was his life’s passion. But now that he has moved out of the space program into the private sector, he wonders if the ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Fixedness

This is the eighth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is Drew Boyd’s perspective: by Drew Boyd “It’s not what you don’t know that will get you. It’s what you know that ain’t so.” – Will Rogers ...

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Five Ways to Prepare for 2010

I can’t believe it’s already December, and 2009 is almost gone. That means it won’t be long before the holidays are over, and we’re staring at a brand new month, quarter and year. Before January hits you unprepared, spend time in December both catching up and getting ready. Here are five specific things to get you started: 1. Read That ...

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Barriers to Innovation Workshop

by Braden Kelley This week I will be leading Workshop B on identifying and removing barriers to innovation on December 2, 2009 at the Open Innovation Summit in Orlando, Florida at the Crowne Plaza Orlando Universal. Adding a front line perspective to the workshop will be: Greg Fox (Cisco Systems) – Chief Marketing Officer, Strategic Alliances, WW Operations & Business ...

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Waiting for the World to Catch Up

My heart goes out to innovators the world over. Even at the best of times, it can be tough to find financial backing for radical new ideas. But in the midst of a once-in-acentury, out-of-control economic crisis, with corporate profits in a steep nosedive and banks unwilling to lend, the chances of getting some resources to push an idea forward ...

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People With Passion Drive Innovation Success

I love those truisms that people use to describe a situation. Strangely they are usually based on obvious failures, but perhaps it’s simply easier to teach people based on failure than success. Some relatively well-known truisms include: You can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drinkYou can’t push a string uphillTime waits for no man I’d ...

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Has Old Navy Righted its Ship?

It’s a classic “When Growth Stalls” scenario: start with a fast-growing and profitable company; add an aggressive new competitor that begins to successfully woo the same customers; watch as the previously flourishing company loses its nerve, its focus, and its consistency, leading to languishing sales and lackluster results. When Gap, Inc. launched Old Navy in 1993, the spare retail chain ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Ideas are Not Enough

This is the sixth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is Rowan Gibson’s perspective: by Rowan Gibson One of the most prevalent and dangerous misconceptions in innovation is that it’s all about coming up with ideas. So ...

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