Ugly, Uncomfortable and Weird… But Successful

image_blog_leadx_michael_martinMichael Martin of footwear company Vibram, gave a captivating presentation at the 2013 World Innovation Forum in which he told the story of innovations his company has undertaken. He likened innovation back to Charles Darwin, claiming it’s not a matter of being the fittest; “You don’t have to be big and powerful to get things done. You just need to adapt at the right time.”

Martin is the champion of FiveFingers, footwear with toes. The concept took selling, even within his own company, but it has taken off and has transformed the footwear industry.

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William Flamme

William Flamme

William Flamme is ExecuNet's Marketing Content Manager, where he is responsible for developing engaging career, job search, and leadership insight and delivering executive-level content across the various properties under the ExecuNet brand. Prior to joining ExecuNet in 2008, Will earned a master's degree in education and taught fifth grade and sixth grade. As a teacher, he deepened his appreciation for the written word and mastered skills necessary for managing writers who sometimes view deadlines as homework.

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