Innovate or Die – Tactics #1-16 of 110

Recession or no recession, deep recession or not, the challenge to add more and more value grows, and the importance of innovation, and a culture of innovation, grows exponentially. A “culture of innovation” covers “everything.” There is no halfway. There, of course, are “first principles.” Or are there? I started a list of “stuff” that’s imperative to creating an innovative ...

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Announcing our Newest Contributor – Tom Peters

We are happy to announce our newest contributor to Blogging Innovation – management guru and best-selling author – Tom Peters. In the weeks to come, we will be bringing you the best of Tom Peters’ thinking on innovation and other topics relevant to Blogging Innovation’s mission to make innovation and marketing insights accessible for the greater good. If there are ...

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Innovating for Fun and Social Good

I came across this on sitsite.com’s blog and had to share it. After all, we could all use a little more fun in our lives, and if some social good can be achieved in the process, all the better! It is from a Swedish site advertising a contest that will award a 2,500 Euro prize for the idea that best ...

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Another Value-Driven Social Media Example

Click above to Enlargeby Braden Kelley Following up on my previous article – The Right Way to do Social Media – I wanted to share another value-driven social media example: Wisk’s facebook application called WiskIt. “We thought perhaps we could take our stain-fighting heritage, and take it online to Facebook,” according to Elisa Gurevich, Brand Manager for Wisk. It’s a ...

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15 Traits of a Great Leader

Today’s post will make the case for leadership development. While much has been written about the traits and characteristics that form great leaders, the truth is that leaders come in many different varieties. There is no one-size-fits-all formula for leadership. That said, all good leaders all possess certain core qualities, and great leaders simply develop said core qualities to a ...

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When Wal-Mart Enters the Funeral Business

The Funeral Business is About to Change by Idris Mootee Will Amazon.com Follow? What’s The Latest Innovation In The Funeral Business? Some survey stated that the average person’s greatest fear is having to give a speech in public. That’s not it for me, but I am sure it is for many. I remember one guy telling a story about how ...

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Can social media take the place of marketing automation platforms?

Our October Innovation Contest winners won a signed copy of “7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis” by Bill George and the right to have their article re-published here on Blogging Innovation. Here is the second of the three winning entries: by Barrett Coakley The Corporate Learning group at Harvard Business Publishing currently uses Eloqua as our marketing automation platform (MAP). ...

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Innovating Every Day

Who doesn’t recognize the need to constantly innovate today? After all, just look around at all that is new in our world in the past few years. Are you twittering? – 30 million+ others are. Do you have a product or service video on YouTube? – 25 million+ people do. And are you LinkedIn or participating in SecondLife? These are ...

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Innovating with Constraints

Our October Innovation Contest winners won a signed copy of “7 Lessons for Leading in Crisis” by Bill George and the right to have their article re-published here on Blogging Innovation. Here is the first of the three winning entries: by Tim Kastelle I’ve been giving further thought to the issue of public sector innovation which I discussed briefly last ...

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How a Blizzard Saved the ATM

“Build it and they will come.” We hear that mantra a lot. But with innovation, it is often more like, “Solve a pain and they will come.” The ultimate success of the Automated Teller Machine (ATM) is a great example of this. The other night I was having dinner with someone who in the mid-1970’s worked with Citibank, the second ...

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