Mike will speek with Armstrong Williams and Logan Delany on April 3, 2013.
There is a simple question that when deeply considered, can change your business instantly. It is a question that enormous companies usually get wrong and small companies often get right. It is a question central to many of the world’s most profound innovations. Give up? The question is this: “What business am I really in?” […]
If you work for a company that loves to tell the world—through its ads, marketing materials, email blasts and the like—how innovative it is, while all the while it’s losing market share, your organization is paying what can only be called “an innovation deficit tax.” Marketing and advertising are the tax—the financial penalty—you pay for […]
See if this sounds familiar to you: The CEO says, “We must become more innovative.” She hires or assigns a Chief Innovation Officer. An innovation task force is formed. The task force comes up with a really cool code name for itself, e.g., Project Blue Ocean. Secret meetings take place. There is excitement and murmuring […]
Pop quiz hot shot: What do NASA and Honey Boo Boo have in common? A lot, as it turns out.
How you think about the future will make Wall Street love you or hate you.
How good intentions and expertise keep innovation from happening.
How the most successful people have made failing into an art form.
Great leaders not only have this talent, but watch closely and you’ll see them use it in every area of their lives.
After more than two decades of working alongside some of the world’s best innovators—people at companies large and small who have not only reshaped their organizations but their industries—I got to thinking about what they have in common. So with a respectful nod to Stan Lee, I submit a short list of superhero powers every innovator should have.