HBR: Do You Know What Makes Your Company Distinctive?

An excerpt from my latest Harvard Business Review article… Every company has a limited amount of time, money, and resources that it can invest in innovation. That’s why they should focus their energies on opportunities that will set them apart from their competition — that...

Avoid Target Fixation (transcription)

Here is the transcription of my Monday Morning Movie… Although I’ve never been in the military, I’ve worked with military groups. There is a term that I believe they use called “Target Fixation.” Target Fixation basically means that if you focus too much on a...

Do Your Innovation Efforts Work?

Sometimes the question you ask is more important than the actions you take. During President Obama’s inauguration speech, he said… “The question we ask today is not whether our government is too big or too small, but whether it works – whether it helps...

Predicting the Next Meltdown

I just got back from over two weeks on the road. I was in and out of five airports. As you go through security, the routine is always the same… - Take off your shoes - Take out your liquids - Take out your computer Why are we put through these security gymnastics? On December 22....