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Disasters and crises have lead to some of our best innovations–just look at the history behind ATMs… We often hear the expression “Build it and they will come.” With innovation, a more accurate statement is “Eliminate a pain and they will come.”  The ultimate success of the automatic teller machine (ATM) is a great example of this. The story […]

The key to good virtual meetings is to avoid replicating what you do in real life… The way we conduct meetings changed over night. Or has it? Given we are no longer able to meet in person, event organizers and professional speakers have been scrambling to recreate their live meetings using virtual platforms. In other words, automate what has […]

Don’t just look to other companies for inspiration, look in your backyard… Here in the United States, it’s Memorial Day Weekend. A time when we are outdoors enjoying nature. Maybe this is a great time to find some new innovations. Expertise is often the enemy of breakthrough thinking. The more you know about your company, […]

Innovation is an analytical process that involves more than just the creative few on your team… When you think about innovation, there are usually a few creative people on your team that you turn to first for a conversation. But if those few individuals are valued more than others, you’re missing a huge opportunity. The […]

Sometimes the best strategy is to give someone a slice of your business…. Do you ever feel as though you never have enough time, money, or resources to make your business as successful as you know it could be? As a small-business owner myself, I struggle with this dilemma frequently. Although I could take out […]

There are two different ways to write a book. Be sure to choose the best one for your style… Writing a book can be intimidating. For some, it may seem like an insurmountable endeavor. But I assure you it is not. Over the years I’ve met hundreds of authors. And one thing I’ve discovered is […]

Each is less than $50 but will make any trip much more comfortable… I travel a lot and comfort on the road is important to me. And with the Holiday Season upon us, many of you may be taking to the friendly skies or sleeping on someone else’s bed. In a previous article I shared […]

Writing and publishing a book can be easy when you know how… What if you could conceive a book, write the book, and have physical copies in your hand in just two weeks? And what if it cost you nothing (other than the cost of the books)? I did this for my first self-published book […]

The traditional approach to brainstorming is wildly ineffective. Fortunately there is a better way… Brainstorming sessions are often the lifeblood of many corporate innovation efforts. But do they work? Not the way they are typically conducted. Here are five reasons they are typically ineffective, along with some possible solutions: 1. Poorly defined challenge Most brainstorming sessions […]

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