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What Happens When You Neglect Innovation

It was a seemingly unstoppable merger. Two of American’s most trusted, most well-known, and most well-liked brands were merging together – Kraft and Heinz. Add to that the fact that Warren Buffett’s company, Berkshire Hathaway, was the one brokering the deal, and it...

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Amazon Didn’t Kill JCPenney. This Did.

There are a few companies whose decline seems more inevitable than JCPenney. Malls are dying… Department stores are dying… Amazon owns the retail marketplace... There's just no place for a company like JCPenney or any department store in the new economy. That's the...

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Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them Corporate innovation is hard. There are loads of challenges and pitfalls when trying to explore new opportunities inside of an existing organization. More and more, we’re seeing innovation...

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How to Avoid a Marketplace Flop

You know Gerber.

It has built a strong brand with parents from all around the world over the last 90+ years.

Parents know that when they choose Gerber, they are getting quality food for their babies.

Like all companies, however, Gerber needs to innovate and grow.

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Guilt isn’t Noble. 3 Ways to Better Respond to Failure.

It was the beginning of 2018 and I believed that I was on the cusp of “the next big thing.”

After nine months of hard work, I had built a platform called Educomwith TED Talk speakers to help them turn their content into step-by-step applications that people could use to take action on the advice from their talks.

The idea of helping individuals take action on expert advice had been a dream of mine for years – and finally it was about to become a reality.

It was not long, however, before my dream turned into a nightmare.

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The Secret Genius of “Eating Your Own Dog Food.”

“If you don’t use your own products, then you’re just a ConMan.” – Manoj Bhargava, founder of 5-hour Energy.

Manoj Bhargava grinned with excitement as he downed a 16 ounce energy drink at a natural products trade show in Anaheim, CA.

It was the spring of 2003 and energy drinks like Monster and Red Bull had really started taking off.

Unlike those other drinks, however, Bhargava noticed that “for the next six or seven hours I was in great shape. I thought, wow, this is amazing. I can sell this.

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The 3 Crucial Pieces of Effective Innovation

The date on my calendar was approaching and my fear was growing…

I was going to be thrown into a pack of wolves – people who knew all of the tricks of the trade of sales – and I was going to have to sell them.

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A Look Into Innovation Games

Innovation Games Frameworks If you’re looking to spark new ideas, get better insight from customers, and just generally innovate better, one of the most useful (and fun) ways to do so are innovation games. Created by Luke...

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Corporate Innovation – How To Overcome Unique Challenges

The biggest challenges in corporate innovation and how to navigate them Corporate innovation is hard. There are loads of challenges and pitfalls when trying to explore new opportunities inside of an existing organization. More and more, we’re seeing innovation...

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