The Wisdom of Miyagi

In the Karate Kid, Mr. Miyagi once told his student Daniel, “Walk on road. Walk right side, safe. Walk left side, safe. Walk middle, sooner or later [makes squish gesture] get the squish, just like grape.” to listen to Miyagi, press play This fits nicely with my...

Gas Guzzlers Top Selling Cars

2008 saw the $4 gallon of gasoline and the start of the current recession. Although car sales are down from last year, millions of vehicles were still sold. What car do you think was most popular? A hybrid? A fuel efficient car? An ultra-inexpensive car?  A reliable import?...

Making Your Products/Services Affordable and Accessible

One of my last blog entries discussed the need to create affordable and accessible solutions as a way of staying competitive. Given  globalization, cheap labor, and a damanged economy, this makes more sense than ever. Here are three starter questions to ask to help you generate...

The Innovator’s Dilemma and the US Economy

Clayton Christensen, in his book The Innovator’s Dilemma, discusses how disruptive technologies will kill incumbent technologies. Basically it is about how the crappy and cheap will eventually take over the sophisticated and expensive. The well-worn example is in the...

7 Ways Innovation Can Help Recession-Proof Your Business

As the economy continues to tumble, it is tempting to cut back on your investments in innovation. But now is the perfect time to increase your innovation efforts. Here are seven creative ways that innovation can help you recession-proof your business. 1. Make Your...
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