Posts tagged "Innovation"

I am pleased to announce that this blog was recently selected as the #1 blog for articles on Innovation Talent by the innovation software company, Swarm Vision. Getting the right people in the right roles is a critical part of the innovation process. Personality Poker® is just one of the many tools we have for […]

As many of you know, I have been involved with an incredible movement called Girl Starter. The goal is to empower young women to launch their own businesses by giving them the tools and support they need to be successful. I first got involved during the filming of the television show. Season 1 (6 episodes) […]

I’ve been on some cool podcasts lately, and here’s another. This time I was with Andy Paul, a sales guru. Nice guy. We had a great conversation about the relationship between sales and innovation. Listen to it here KEY TAKEAWAYS (from Andy’s site) [2:23] Stephen says the single biggest challenge facing sales reps is the […]

I was recently interviewed by the amazing Ian Altman. When it comes to growing businesses, this guy rocks! His podcast is called “Grow My Revenue Business Cast.” Here’s the copy from his his site about our episode: My guest today is speaker, author and innovation expert Stephen Shapiro. Stephen believes all companies need to innovate […]

Tonight at 7PM ET/6PM CT on TLC, the season finale of Girl Starter will air. The winning team will get $100,000 plus support for launching their new business. In addition to yours truly as one of the judges, the show features Shira Goodman, the CEO of Staples. Plus there is a special guest who will […]

According to Klout, there are 190,000 experts on innovation. #1 is Fast Company. #2 is WIRED. And #6 is the Harvard Business Review. And I am listed as #4. I’m not sure what criteria was used to make this determination. Regardless, I am please to be on this list.

I was invited to participate in the new television reality series, Girl Starter, to mentor young women in launching their businesses. The show pairs eight “girls”, ranging in ages from 18 – 24, into 4 teams. Each team develops a new idea from scratch and goes through the process of planning it, validating it, and […]

This Friday, May 5 at 7PM, I will be on the new TLC television show, Girl Starter. This show encourages young women to create their own businesses through a playful, yet serious competition. Eight young women, 18-24 years old, build businesses from scratch over the course of 6 weeks. The winning team gets up to $100,000 of investment […]

I am known for wearing funky shirts by Robert Graham, Bugatchi, and English Laundry. I guess I always liked to be a little funky as evidenced by my high school graduation picture. Back in the late-70’s/early-80’s, the wide lapel was the “in thing.” And I guess the man necklace was too. Then again, I performed […]

Readers of this blog know that I am not a huge fan of failure. I think it is overrated and should be minimized. Instead, I like to view innovation through the lens of experimentation. But sometimes a failure in execution can be a way to impress customers. I wrote about some examples of bad situations […]

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