82 results for tag: innovation


Innovation in the Digital Revolution

Walter Isaacson, former chairman and CEO of CNN, after writing bestsellers on the likes of Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein and Benjamin Franklin, has earned his reputation as an expert on genius. His latest book, The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, ...
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Lessons From a Rebel Entrepreneur

No one would ever say Richard Branson does not dream big. Infusing every new project with a sense of adventure and fun, Branson is an unmatched "multipreneur," who has made billions by doing things his way. He is the only person to have built eight billion-...
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A Special Edition of ExecuNet Master Class With John Sculley

I'm excited. Next week we have a very special edition of ExecuNet Master Class. ExecuNet's Anthony Vlahos will be speaking with John Sculley. The John Sculley – one of America's best-known business leaders. Having been CEO of both Pepsi and Apple, John ...
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Shinola Shines on in Detroit: A Conversation With CEO Steve Bock

You may not know sh** about Shinola, but through a combination of beautifully designed and produced products, irreverent marketing, and a resonant brand story, in just four years the Detroit company has gone from appropriating a defunct brand name from the ...
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That’s Original: How to Create a Competitive Edge by Creating First-of-Their-Kind Ideas

“Who says there’s nothing new under the sun?” – Sam Horn, Intrigue Expert Do you think everything’s been said and done; there's nothing new under the sun? Au contraire. There ARE original ideas, inventions, products, startups, businesses ...
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You Can’t Benchmark Your Way to Breakthrough

Benchmarking is silly. Too often I meet people who base all of their most important business decisions on industry benchmarks. Benchmarking is based on the myopic belief that no other industry faces challenges like yours. Or maybe, it’s the comfort ...
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The Best Time to Market a Product, Service or Idea

Now Now is the best time to market a product, service, or idea! It's the best time ever. We can reach our buyers for free. It can be fun creating content and publishing it to the world. People are looking for what you have right now. Potential ...
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Lawyers, Cabbies, and Uber

Lawyers and cabbies have several things in common: (1) if their meter is not down, they are not generating revenue; (2) most cabbies don’t own their medallions, and the vast majority of attorneys are not equity partners in their law firms; (3) both groups ...
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Walking the Fine Line Between Genius and Insanity

You have a spark of genius in you. We all do. It's not the result of you being smarter than everyone else. It's the result of you being different from everyone else. No one else has walked your path. No one else has your distinctive mix of anxieties, ...
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Grain Surfboards Builds Success by Following the Grateful Dead

I've written about how Grain Surfboards turned their products into an experience. Besides selling wooden surfboards, Grain Surfboards also offers classes in how to build your own board. I took the 4-day class one long weekend and was pleasantly surprised to ...
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The Bentley and the Butler

Recently in San Francisco my wife and I dined with my mentor, Alan Weiss, and two other world-class consultants, at the fabulous AME restaurant at the St. Regis Hotel. Outside the Hotel’s lobby sat a gorgeous Bentley limo. The Bentley is offered as ...
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What the World’s Best Workplaces Do Differently

In his highly-acclaimed new book, The Best Place to Work: The Art and Science of Creating an Extraordinary Workplace, award-winning psychologist Ron Friedman surveyed the world’s most successful organizations, identifying key practices that position them ...
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