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What I Learned Solving a Business Crisis

Innovation Excellence

GUEST POST from Greg Satell By 2006 we knew we had a serious problem. Our company’s onetime flagship product, called Afisha, was in a steady decline and it was becoming all too clear that something had to be done. What had once been a market leader that generated huge profits, which fueled the growth of […]

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The creative personality: Which of the Big 5 Personality Traits is associated with creativity?

Idea to Value

The strong link has been found in multiple research studies ( 1978 , 1987 , 2006 , 2009 ). A 2006 review of the literature found that other factors such as intelligence and knowledge of the domain are also important and strongly correlated with creative performance. The creative personality.


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Eating your own dog food

Idea to Value

In 2006, the editor of IEEE Software recounted that in the 1970s television advertisements for Alpo dog food, Lorne Greene pointed out that he fed Alpo to his own dogs. The good as well as the bad. And the best way to do this is to actually use your own product.

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Trust the Customers, Not the Experts

Destination Innovation

In 2006 he presented on the TV programme Dragon’s Den in front of a panel of stern entrepreneur investors. In 2002 he was successful in gaining a grant from the Prince’s Trust who also provided him with a mentor and business advice. He took out a £10,000 loan and started manufacture.

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Ten years building the future together


In 2006, an IT visionary, an innovation hunter and an algorithm doer met for coffee and an idea came up. In November 2007, Exago was born. Now, on our 10th anniversary, we celebrate the results of our brilliant customers and the over one million users who have taken part in building their organisation’s future. From […].

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Spotify, how a startup from Sweden changed the music industry

Articles from GroundControl

In 2006, Spotify was founded in Stockholm by Daniel Ek and Martin Lorentzon. This blog is the first of a series of articles of famous companies and the search for their working business model. The two men recognized a rising problem: illegally shared music. As a consequence, artists were earning less and less income. They […].

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Why You Should Give Crowdsourcing A Go

Flying Fish Lab

Here are a few reasons why: Crowdsourcing is a term given in 2006 by two editors at Wired, Jeff Howe and Mark Robinson, to describe how businesses were using the Internet to "outsource work to the crowd.". If you have not commissioned or participated in a Crowdsourcing contest yet, you are missing out!