Posts tagged "Best Practices Are Stupid"

It has been a while since my last podcast episode. I’ve been busy launching a new program and writing a new book. Therefore, to kick off the podcast season, I decided to do an episode just about my next book. The working title is DIVOT. A divot is a term from golf. It’s when you […]

To celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, I decided to share a segment from my book, Goal-Free Living. Chapter 4 is entitled, “Want What You Have.” Instead of looking for more and creating a different future, appreciate what you have now. Before we get to the podcast, I want to share two items: My […]

Happy belated Thanksgiving to my friends here in the United States. Although the Black Friday sales might be over, I’ve decided to throw in a little color into the mix with two special offers as part of my Purple Monday. This week only (through December 3rd), I am offering my Personality Poker® Starter Kit for […]

This podcast celebrates 20 years since the launch of my first book, 24/7 Innovation. It also marked the time when I left Accenture and started my own innovation business. In honor of this special period in my life, I read the Prologue to that book and share some thoughts on where we have come in […]

What if instead of thinking outside the box, you want to find a better box? This is Chapter 4 from Best Practices are Stupid. We explore the power of Challenge-Centered Innovation (CCI)and why it leads to higher ROI than idea-driven innovation. In this episode, we explore Einstein’s perspective on innovation (hint: the problem is more […]

Be skeptical any time someone tells you they have a best practice… While speaking at a conference several years ago, I tried an experiment. I told the audience that I had discovered the five best practices that nearly all successful people have in common. I printed these practices on a sheet of paper and invited […]

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 […]

Today we continue the “Test”” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). In the last video I discussed why confirmation bias will cause you to run faulty experiments. In this episode I share several techniques for overcoming this issue. Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: Today I’m going to give you […]

Today we continue the “Test”” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). In the last video I mentioned the need to focus on experiments. Unfortunately most experiments lead to ultimate failure due to a psychological tendency we have. Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: Today I am going to talk about […]

Today we move to the “Test”” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). Although failure seems to be the buzzword in innovation, it is actual detrimental to an organization’s success. There is an alternative: experiments. Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: Today on the Innovation Minute, I’m going to talk […]

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