Innovation Perspectives – 911 Call for Innovation and Revolution

This is the fourth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What product or sector is in desperate need of innovation?‘. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Ric Merrifield I define innovation as figuring out a way to accomplish the same outcome, the “what” we do, ...

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Culture Doesn't Trump Strategy

I was checking Twitter yesterday while getting ready to board my flight when a quote attributed to @zappos (Tony Hsieh, CEO of Zappos) came across my timeline. It read “Culture Trumps Strategy.” I did a double-take on this as it just didn’t resonate with me. Then my timeline started to get peppered with Retweets of this quote from some very ...

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Video Interview – Dan Pink – Author of "Drive"

I had the opportunity to interview Dan Pink, author of the new book “Drive” at a biznik event last night. If you’re not familiar with biznik, it is an online community for entreprenurs and the independently employed. Instead of just stopping there, Biznik organizes several in-person events and an annual conference called Seattle BizJam (which I spoke at in 2007), ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Active Senior Opportunities

This is the third of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What product or sector is in desperate need of innovation?‘. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Tim Kastelle We are facing the best innovation opportunity in the history of business right now, and everyone is ...

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CES 2010 Report

More than 10,000 people attended the show, and funny enough there was another show running next door – the Porn Show. I don’t know if were are any vendors who showcased products in both. One thing that deserves mention is Nokia’s announcement of the Growth Economy Venture Challenge. Nokia is going to invest $1 million in a developer who comes ...

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Being Too Innovative Might Get You Fired

A North Carolina principal was terminated for approving an “innovative” fundraising idea proposed to her by the parent advisory council. Their idea was to allow students to make a $20 donation to the school’s new technology fund in return for 20 “points” that could be added to two of their exams (10 points per exam). For example, if a student ...

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Five Nonprofit Marketing Fundamentals

We’ve been working more closely with several local nonprofit organizations lately, and the more I speak with those responsible for fundraising and donor relations, the more I realize just how similar the process is to creating and managing a for-profit sales process. I’m also seeing the same fundamental needs for those marketing a charitable cause or nonprofit organization. The below ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Cash, Plastic or Free?

This is the first of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What product or sector is in desperate need of innovation?‘. So to kick it off, here is my perspective: by Braden Kelley There are lots of industries that are desperate for innovation, especially in this recession, but my ...

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