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The Fat Cat Syndrome Prevents Innovation And Opens The Door For Disruption

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What is the fat cat syndrome? Here are a few definitions: The state of mind one possesses when one becomes so successful, he/she disregards the inefficiencies and lost opportunities. Fat cat is a political term originally describing a rich political donor, also called an angel or big money man.

3 Steps To Learn From Mistakes

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Mistakes. We all make them. We wouldn’t grow without them. I used to be overly critical with myself when I was younger, and would get pissed whenever I made a mistake. Today, that isn’t the case. I realized that we all make mistakes, especially when you take an unknown path.

The Most Important Factors For Startup Success

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We’ve all, of course, read about the spectacular success of startups. It’s impossible to escape the amazing tales of people starting with an idea in a garage (think Apple) and growing it into a billion-dollar global business.

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How Do You Know The Difference Between Persistence And Stubbornness?

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I recently had a chat with a group of entrepreneurs and one question I got asked was about differentiating persistence and stubbornness. This is an important question, here I share my response… Innovation is messy , it just doesn’t happen in a straight line.

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Innovate Faster with Metrics that Matter

Tracking the right metrics is crucial to innovating your products and growing your business. Written by Mixpanel’s Director of Analytics Strategy, Fatih Koca, get the tools, insights, and framework top companies use to define their product metrics.

7 Rules For Rebels, Heretics And Mavericks In Organizations

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Innovation is hard , it doesn’t happen by following a tried and true cookie cutter approach. It often begins when someone begins to think and act differently, usually in isolation, from the rest of an organization; challenging convention.

5 Habits That Will Make You A Better Futurist

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You can’t predict the future, you have to create it. Still, a main component of doing innovation is forecasting ; understanding what drives the future. This is something I get asked about a lot, and don’t claim to be a futurist.

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How To Manage Misfits And Not Kill Your Company

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Rebels, misfits, renegades, heretics or troublemakers whatever you call them, are commonly seen as difficult to work with. Because their strengths (driven, talented, smart and impatient in achieving outcomes) can sometimes make them come across as a s and go rogue.

We Need To Think About Failure Differently To Drive Innovation

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Yesterday I gave a talk to Foxconn employees and Directors about culture and how it drives innovation. A good way to frame culture is like this: what you reward and what you punish.

The 15 Enemies of Innovation

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When I put my consultant hat on I have a very easy way to detect whether or not your company is committed to innovation, and whether or not it will: the way you lead and prioritize. My examination has nothing to do with capability, but with leadership.

The 7 Habits of Highly Innovative Organizations

While a sustainable standardized method of innovation still eludes most organizations - having this in your toolbox is a game changer! Discover the 7 essential habits for enabling companies to systemize and establish innovation as a core competency.

The Power of Brand: It Starts With Trust

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I’m a huge Michael Jordan fan and have written about how the Jordan brand has driven culture and stayed relevant; even though MJ has been retired for almost 20 years. Air Jordan’s are highly coveted, specifically the older ones.

How To Encourage Your Team To Take Breaks

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At work, you just want to power through, to get done what you need to get done, so that you can go home. This, unfortunately, leads us to lots of bad behaviors and unhealthy choices. We skip meals—or eat meals out of the vending machine.

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Innovation is The Opposite of What We’re Pretending The Word Means

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Every once in a while someone says or writes something that is worth sharing. I want to introduce you to Tom Goodwin, who wrote a great piece called Why you probably don’t want innovation. His point is that everyone wants innovation without knowing what it means; which I agree with.

The Power of Being Wrong

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Anyone who achieves great things in any domain has the courage to be wrong. This means you’re willing to go against convention and look like an idiot. This is one characteristic that separates game-changers from everyone else; and it’s very uncommon.

The 5 Competencies of Highly Innovative Organizations

Speaker: Dr. Ankush Chopra, Professor of Strategy, School of Management Fribourg

Professor Ankush Chopra studied over 100 companies in North America and Europe to seek answers to the above questions. He found that companies across the world use the same set of competencies to become successful innovators. In this webinar, he shows how you can use these insights to develop and lead an innovative organization.

5 Charts That Show Challenges of AI Adoption in the Enterprise

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The Next Economy will be driven by 10 key emerging technologies , underpinning them all is artificial intelligence. At this point, AI is blogged and reported about intensely on a day-to-day basis.

7 Components That Make For A Great Startup Company Culture

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Startups boast about their culture, but most of the time they can’t even explain why it’s special.

When An Organization Minimizes The Fear People Feel On The Job, Performance is Maximized

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What drives someone to complain? Selfishness and frustration. Last week I published a post about complaining , driven by selfish reasons, and how it stands in our way of making progress. Today I’ll focus on frustration.

Bill Campbell’s Leadership Manifesto: It’s The People

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What makes a great coach? This question is at the heart of a new book. Trillion Dollar Coach tells the story of Bill Campbell, ex-football coach and CEO of Intuit, known for coaching many modern day entrepreneurs: Steve Jobs, Larry Page, Sergey Brin and Jeff Bezos.

Innovation: Five Signs You Might Be Faking It

Every company wants to be a leader in innovation, but how can you tell if your company is really innovating or just going through the motions? See the 5 signs you might be faking innovation and what to do if you are.

Shift Your Mindset to Think Exponentially

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We’re living in exponential times, the Big 5 tech companies – Microsoft, Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook – occupy the top 6 spots of the most valuable companies in the world, thus driving the Next Economy. It’s safe to say that we live in a world dominated by technology.

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5 Ways To Use Generalists Inside Your Organization

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Most organizations don’t know what to do with Generalists. Which begs the question: How do you use Generalists inside your organization? First, let’s define the difference between specialists and generalists.

People Walk Away When You Waste Their Time and Talent

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Miserable, undervalued, overlooked, not living up to my potential, taken for granted. These and other words are used by people who’s employeer doesn’t let them be the best version of themselves at work. Last week I met two very talented guys with high technical chops.

The Emotion Philosophy Behind Emotion AI

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After working for a year on emotion AI, I can confirm that human emotions are complex; we don’t really understand them. And training a computing system to recognize them as a human does is even more difficult.

11 Proven Ways to Turn Your Culture into a Culture of Innovation

Learn the 11 proven strategies that you can implement quickly to get every employee innovating and contributing to the growth of your company.

You Can’t Change Anything With Silence

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I truly believe that creating an environment where people can freely express themselves without fear is the single biggest thing any organization, large and small, can do to be more innovative. Unfortunately, people are scared of speaking up. There are great and talented people inside established organizations who’s voices, because of fear or retaliation, are never heard from.

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Be Hard To Kill

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What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. This is for all of you who feel miserable, are doubting yourself and feel like giving up. Please don’t. Entrepreneurship, doing anything that changes the games, is hard! Innovation is messy , it doesn’t happen in a straight line.

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Misfit Manifesto: What Rebels Want From Their Boss

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How do you lead and manage for innovation? Not all cultures where innovation thrives look the same, but they all have things in common. One of them is they all unleash their black sheep ; the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers. . How do you do that? You have to understand what drives them.

Stan Lee: 3 Lessons To Unlock Your Inner Visionary

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Illustration by Christian Laborin. We lost a great one! Stan Lee, the creator of Spider-Man, The Hulk, Fantastic 4, X-Men and other super-heroes died yesterday. He leaves a legacy of inspiration behind that will keep inspiring many more generations.

Spigit's 2018 State of Crowdsourced Innovation Report

A rigorous analysis of how the world’s largest brands – representing 21 different industry verticals – leverage their innovation programs to solve problems and surface opportunities, and the key role crowdsourcing plays in their success.

Create! Don’t Compete

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I’ve had many meetings with principals in large organizations and companies who say, “I am worried my business will be completely replaced by some Silicon Valley startup. How can I build something to counter that?”.

4 Mistakes To Avoid When Hiring Innovators

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I’ve talked at length about how companies aiming to attract innovators to their organization shoot themselves in the foot , because the culture they have doesn’t embrace innovation. Still, let’s ask: How do you hire innovators?

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The Impact of Wearable Technology on Mobile Devices

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Wearable tech once seemed like a passing fad, but it’s now expected to more than double between the years of 2016 and 2020, indicating that it’s here to stay.

When Expertise Kills Innovation

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Expertise is valuable. To be successful, you want to be seen as an expert. Being an experts validates your worth, and provides a sense of certainty. In terms of innovation, expertise leads to incrementalism; or sustaining innovation.

Quantifying a Culture of Innovation

Examining five years of anonymous data from over 6 million users in 170+ countries, Spigit has discovered that a culture of innovation can be measured – with a 99% statistical confidence level – by a metric called "ideation rate." Download the eBook now for an in-depth look at this groundbreaking study.