Monthly Archives: July 2011

Are you ready to innovate?

by Mitch Ditkoff If someone from your company’s leadership team asks you to locate an outside consultant to help your organization establish a culture of innovation, STOP for a moment and, with all due respect, ask the requesting member of … Continue reading

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Our Job is to Invent the Future – Revisited

by Tim Kastelle If we’re trying to innovate, our job is to invent the future. That’s why I was struck by this quote from Ray Kurzweil from a few years ago: “I’m an inventor, and I started looking at long-term … Continue reading

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Distributing Innovation Work Effectively

Submitted by Jeffrey Phillips on July 15, 2011 – 11:43 pmOne Comment by Jeffrey Phillips We read, quite consistently, that innovation should be “everyone’s” job. That’s a simple encomium that is at least partially true. However, we also know that … Continue reading

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Innovation 101 in 5,000 words or less with Braden Kelley

Posted by Mike Cassettari at Thursday, July 14, 2011 Last week we posted our podcast interview with Braden Kelley, where we talked about his basic guidelines for implementing an innovation strategy. Today we bring you the transcript in case you … Continue reading

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Google Hiring Pays Off

By Joseph Walker (follow FINS on Twitter, Facebook and RSS) Good Investments (WSJ, FINS) You’ve got to spend money to make money. The old saying could very easily be Google’s mantra after the company reported big profits yesterday along with … Continue reading

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Can Successful Entrepreneurs Have a Work – Life Balance?

Bunker Hunt once said “To be successful, you must decide exactly what you want to accomplish, then resolve to pay the price to get it.” For some, this philosophy flies in the face of entrepreneurs being able to enjoy a … Continue reading

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5 Things Entrepreneurs can learn from Tour De France

The Tour de France is the world’s most grueling bike race and perhaps the toughest multi-day sporting event in the world. It’s a three-week, 2,000 mile (3,600-kilometer) bicycle odyssey that has participants pushing themselves over two mountain ranges as they … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Part of Everyone’s Job Description

Submitted by Paul Sloane on July 4, 2011 – 12:05 am2 Comments. A Leadership Tip to Drive Innovation by Paul Sloane How can you continually improve the performance of your business and at the same time innovate? Should you focus … Continue reading

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Successfully Implementing a New Model for Change

by John Persico Dr. George E. P. Box, noted statistician and quality expert famously said “All models are wrong, some are useful.” Dr. George Copa, one of my former advisors at the University of Minnesota always told me “Start with … Continue reading

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