My interview on Virgin.com

I was recently interviewed by Pedro De Abreu for an article on Virgin.com. Here’s a little taste… Every web site we visit, every book we read, every conference we attend, we are admonished to innovate, to be innovative and to disrupt the market with innovation....

Do Less, Make More

In the September issue of “Speaker Magazine” (published by the National Speakers Association), I have a 3-page article. It is called: Do Less, Make More: Work Only One Hour a Day by Mastering Leverage. Here’s the beginning… I’ve been trying a...

Two Recent Interviews

If you want to hear my voice talk about innovation, here are two recent interviews for podcasts: I had a blast with Karen Keller when we addressed how women (and men) can be more innovative.  This was a no holds barred conversation where I said what was really on my mind: Power...

Innovation 101

Although much has been written about innovation, there is little agreement on what it is or why it is necessary. Is innovation the same as creativity? Is it synonymous with product development? Or is innovation just radical change? I like to describe innovation through an old,...

Articles in Thai, Danish and Dutch

Today’s blog entry gives you three feature articles with my thoughts on innovation.  Unfortunately, I have no idea what they say!  One article is from “Computerworld” in the Denmark (scanned in by a colleague there).  Another is from “High Tech...

Resolutions That Work

Making Resolutions That Work Like dinosaurs and gas-guzzling SUVs, is the traditional New Year’s Resolution rapidly becoming a thing of the past? According to a survey by Stephen Shapiro, the answer is a resounding “Yes.” In a survey of 1012 Americans, only 45%...

New Innovation Article

Although I have written about this many times before on this blog, we have created a formal article on “The Performance Paradox.”  This is part of an eBook being published by 21 professional speakers. You can find this, and a dozen other articles in my...

“21 The Movie” and Innovation

  “21: The Movie” is in theaters today in the United States.  Last week I wrote a blog entry on what innovators could learn from blackjack card counters.  Today, to celebrate the formal release of the movie, I am including a downloadable pdf with a full article on the...

What Innovators Can Learn From Vegas Card Counters

Which will help your business be more successful: statistics or probability? Underwriters at insurance companies use statistics to assess future risks. This is based on years of collected data. Probability is what card counters in Vegas use to increase their odds of success. This...

Innovation and the Performance Paradox

Today, my article on “The Performance Paradox: When Less is More” was published by the American Management Association. You may recall that I introduced this concept in a blog entry last month. What is the Performance Paradox? The more fixated on your goal you become,...