Innovative Pricing Models

I was having a conversation the other day with the CEO of a small and growing company. We were talking about innovative pricing models that could help attract – and then lock in customers. Although there are many models out there, here are three I find particularly interesting....

Innovation at the Four Seasons Hotel

Last week I attended a presentation at the Four Seasons hotel in Boston given by Barbara Talbott, the EVP of Marketing for the Four Seasons. She discussed “The Power of Personal Service.” Here are my notes from that speech. Admittedly, not much was radically new, but it was a...

Quote from Fritjof Capra

A person functioning exclusively in the Cartesian mode may be free from manifest symptoms but cannot be considered mentally healthy. Such individuals typically lead ego-centered, competitive, goal-oriented lives. Over preoccupied with their past and future, they tend to have a...

Analogy Driven Innovation

photo credit: Peter Emmett Here is another tip from our “Little Book of BIG Innovation Ideas.” As adults, when we try to solve a problem, we often ask, “What does this mean?” We try to pull the answer from our knowledge bank, just like finding the solution...

How to Be Unique

“The more you are like yourself, the less you are like anyone else, which makes you unique.” — Walt Disney This quote is quite appropriate given my recent blog entries (and this one too). This is great advice for any organization that wants to be more...

Be Outrageous, It’s the Only Place That’s Not Crowded

My previous entry focused on innovation as a way of helping you stand out in a crowd. I also discussed how wearing a bathrobe at a black tie event can have the same effect. In my Goal-Free Living book, I interviewed a successful entrepreneur (and now a good friend), Mikki...

Innovation Can Help You Stand Out in a Crowd

Innovation can help your organization improve its products, processes, or business model. But maybe, innovation’s greatest strength is helping you stand out from the crowd. Let me give you a personal example where I learned this by accident. A few years back, when I lived in...

Creative Valentine’s Day Gifts

Valentine’s Day is coming soon. Do you know what to get your loved one? If not, definitely read this article written by my good friend – and creative genius – Ed Bernacki. He provides 3 simple yet powerful creativity tools for finding the perfect Valentine’s Day gift. Enjoy....

Crazy Goals Drive Your Crazy

“43Things.com,” a community-based online to-do list, allows you to list your top goals in life. A blog reader, Antony, culled  some interesting statistics from that website. 5,716 people set the goal: “Decide what the hell I would like to do with the rest of my life.”...

Do We Get Less Creative As We Age?

In an earlier blog post, I included a quote from Voltaire. He once said, “Man can only have a certain number of teeth, hairs, and ideas. There comes a time when he necessarily loses his teeth, his hair, and his ideas.” This quote sparked a small debate between 2 blog...
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