Work One Hour a Day

Do you feel overworked? Do you feel as though you never have time to relax? What if you needed to work only one hour a day? I was recently interviewed by Dorie Clark for Forbes.com and discussed how I do this with my business. To be clear, I do not work one hour a day. I work one...

Everyone Reacts Differently

Back in 1996, I was conducting an important three-day “train the trainer” session for a program we were launching at Accenture. I was personally training 200 top client partners and managers. It was critical that we got everyone’s buy-in. At the end of day one,...

Free Quick Reference Card

On my Monday July 22 at 11AM EDT free webinar, I will be giving attendees my latest creation: The 10x Innovation ROI Quick Reference Card. This 2-page checklist summarizes four important innovation concepts: Ask the Right Challenge [FOCUS] Frame Challenges the Right Way [FRAME]...

Proactive Customer Service

I recently had a problem with my Bose bluetooth headset. I called their customer service department and they solved the problem quickly. They had me return the old one (postage paid) and they sent me a new one. I have had other amazing experiences with Bose over the...

Pilots Are Not Experiments

In previous blog entries, I discussed why you need to make your innovation a form of experimentation. Doing this redefines the meaning of failure. Experiments (and as a result, innovation) only fails when you don’t have enough data to support or refute your hypothesis. Disproving...

Free Webinar: Improve Innovation ROI by 3x to 10x

What if almost everything you know about improving innovation ROI is wrong? The expensive and inefficient reality is most organizations are working on ideas that don’t really matter. Everyone talks about innovation, but few know how to do it. In my opinion, Albert Einstein said...

Stretching the Truth

Back in 2006, I wrote a book called Goal-Free Living. Last year I wrote an article for American Express OPEN Forum, How Oprah Nearly Killed my Business. And recently I wrote a blog entry titled, Do Not Develop Breakthrough Innovation. For each of these, I stretched the truth....