Posts tagged "FAVORITES"

As I write this, I am in Las Vegas, a place sometimes referred to as Lost Wages. For the past two nights, I hit the blackjack tables for some fun. Fortunately I am ahead…so far. I like blackjack because it is a game of probability – and only probability. It is fun to watch other […]

The other day I received an email from someone who recently watched a webinar of mine on Goal-Free Living. He wrote: “Your message came to me at the right time, as I’ve recently found myself (painfully) closing a chapter of my life—walking away from a business right as it was becoming successful—to embark on a […]

Today’s Monday Morning Movie is actually an audio file… In the October 2012 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, there was a four page article by yours truly. You’ve been able to read the article online since it was published. (It is the cover article; “Innovate of Die!”) However, unless you subscribe to the magazine, you will […]

Given that we are in a new year, I thought it might be nice to reflect on the past year.  So today I want to share with you my favorite blog entries from 2011.  I chose my top 10 for three categories: 1)innovation & creativity, 2) general business, and 3) life and happiness.  Admittedly, the articles I […]

Last night I had an enlightening conversation with Alph Bingham, the co-founder of InnoCentive from Eli Lilly.  This guy is fascinating! Alph suggested that many people do not like open innovation (external crowd sourcing) because it runs counter to a widely held belief of the R&D community.  Researchers often throw around the Edison quote, “I […]

While working on Innovation Personality Poker® over the years, one question has lingered in my mind… How do we know we are getting the most accurate picture of someone’s personality? Personality Poker is based on a 75 year old psychological testing technique called a Q-sort. According to Encyclopedia Britannica, in a Q-sort, “a person is […]

I define innovation as an “organization’s ability to adapt and evolve repeatedly and rapidly to stay one step ahead of the competition.” A culture of innovation, when done right, gives you a competitive edge because it makes you more nimble with an increased ability to sense and respond to change. A culture of innovation has […]

Last night I was hungry and decided to make some tuna fish. I opened my refrigerator and found an 18 ounce squeeze bottle of mayonnaise.  As I started to make my meal, I realized that the mayo had expired 6 months ago. I guess I don’t use it very often because the bottle was still […]

According to David Strom, a web/tech expert… “Burger King ran a promotion not too long ago where they asked people to defriend 10 Facebook friends in order to get a coupon for a free burger. They were swamped with thousands of requests, thereby establishing the value of a friend at somewhere around a quarter. That […]

In a previous blog entry on the innovation bell curve, I presented a bimodal distribution curve rather than a bell curve.  I did this because I wanted to clearly show the contrast between the existing model and the emerging model.  I also did this because I am “graphically challenged” and I could not find a […]

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