What’s Eating Brother Elon?


What could you be doing to course correct that might give Musk reason to pay attention? Let’s start with what needs to be said before all else: I am an enormous fan of Elon Musk.

Is Facebook the Next AOL?


I am suggesting that it could if Facebook does not radically rethink its business in real time and take immediate action to course correct. I used to like AOL. Back in the day we called it by its full name, America Online.

Who’s Really Sitting at the Top of Every Organizational Chart


Long before the debate raged on whether private offices had run their course of usefulness—and just how truly dreadful the industrial cubicle could be—company leaders were debating the “optimal” way to arrange organizational charts in the Information Age.

The Rage Podcast: Voices All Around Us


Of course since we are talking the immensely flawed Kimo Balthazer, we are talking a dysfunctional romance. About three years ago I published my first novel, This Is Rage. It’s been an amazing journey, including creative development and four public readings of my stage adaptation.

6 Keys to Making Collaborative Innovation Successful

Speaker: Soren Kaplan, Founder of InnovationPoint

the course of writing Leapfrogging. Words and catchphrases like lean in, enable, platform, and, of course, disrup- tion are all the rage.

Three Arguments Against Performance Reviews


The leader entrusted with course correction can ask a single question, and then shut up for about half an hour while listening to the answer: What did you learn from this failure? No one knows more than an employee who has failed what went wrong and how to course correct.

Records So Good We Bought Them Again (and Again)


Here I am considering what I would call three-buy and above purchases for personal use, which of course live alongside AM & FM radio broadcast, satellite play, streaming services like Pandora and Spotify, and any number of less legitimate ways to file-share.

My Second Book


Sure, of course,” said Paul. As noted by the title, t his post is meant to announce the forthcoming release of my second book, Endless Encores. It will be published by The Story Plant on September 22, 2015 in hardcover and as an eBook.

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Dreaming and Doing


Of course not! Some people focus on dreaming. Some focus on doing. The ones who find a way to bridge the gap make change happen. Every once in a while, as Steve Jobs would say, they put a dent in the universe. Many people elicit feedback.

Elon Musk Blows My Mind


Of course you’re going to say, Well, in automobiles and rockets, people do die. I don’t know Elon Musk. I wish I did. This guy knows stuff. He’s the real deal. If there is a possible next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates, it could be him.

The Leadership of Open Innovation

Speaker: Paul Sloane, Director, Destination Innovation

Of course, innovation where other parties are involved means a different leadership approach. Paul Sloane is a well-known author and speaker on open innovation.

A Very Good Year for Good Men


And of course we occasionally have runaway hits that are off the charts. I started writing for The Good Men Project in its second year of life, offering to share some of my thoughts on business, creative leadership, and management also published on my own blog.

Wings: Remastered and Revisited


I also remember a few brainstorms we had after we realized what a unique product we had developed, one for a CD-ROM version with recorded spoken dialogue that of course never happened, and one for a Wings sequel that would have been set in WWII, and who knows where that would have taken us.

How Fragile Is a Brand?


Andy Grove calls it the Strategic Inflection Point , the change in market forces that happens and you miss it, and then it’s too late to course correct. Of course we will.

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The 70% – Part 2


Creative destruction, you say, the natural course of things business? In the Executive Coaching Workshop I co-lead with John Vercelli for Coaches Training Institute , we discuss early in the curriculum the pervasive epidemic of Bad Boss Syndrome.

Using Data and Messaging to Drive Product Activation

Speaker: Ruben Ugarte, Founder, Practico Analytics

Of course, it’s crucial to have a good onboarding experience to drive your activation metrics. Onboarding users is filled with possibilities and challenges. Not only are you showing the user how to use your product, but it's also a chance to connect with them and understand their needs.

Blog Begets 100


I tried to get the URL for that but of course could not, so I added Radio and there you have it, a bit of nonsense referencing radio on the internet. What Google sees matters, and what Google indexes is the whole shooting match (plus good writing, of course).

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Customer Disservice


” Of course he was kidding, but just saying those words aloud every morning to our trusted heroes on the front lines reminded them how important they were to our success, or how much pain they could cause if they forgot what they were there to do—help keep our customers our customers.

The Last Word on This Election Year


They may appear to be separate areas of study, but our connected world of internet communication, social media, dramatic global speed, and authority transfer to communities has put words and mathematics on a collision course of unified discipline.

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Debate Takeaways Tallied Tactfully


These candidates still have time to course correct or double down on their strides, and in the same way, an account is seldom awarded after an early high stakes encounter.

Living With Technical Debt: Balancing Quality and Perfection

Speaker: Cliff Gilley, The Clever PM

And of course, the longer you take to deal with your technical debt, the more difficult it becomes to address fully. As a Product Manager, you probably have to deal with technical debt. Regularly. Whether you like it or not - because it can’t be avoided.

Facebook After The IPO


All the web surfer experiences is they don’t have to create another user name and password, but if they want to do that, they still have the option (this is of course a two-edged sword, noted below under privacy). I bought a small amount of Facebook in the IPO. It was a flyer. It was unscientific. It was counter-scientific. It wasn’t meant to be a life-changer either way.

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The Quality Chronicles


Of course every great development company will have a final step in the process called Quality Control or Quality Assurance, but it is my sense that the QA formal group is there to be the standard-bearer for Quality and rally the company around it, putting a final go or no-go procedure in place before the world gets its hands on a product, but not accepting proxy status for an otherwise poor process. The recent “failed IPO” of BATS has to be a cautionary tale.

Innovation Confidence Course

RTI Innovation Advisors

That factor was "create an obstacle course for ideas". What's wrong with an obstacle course? Shouldn't the best ideas be the result of an obstacle course? And then I remembered that my father, once and always a Marine, never referred to these as obstacle courses, but "confidence courses". Ideas, by themselves, are never going to make it through an obstacle course. The first is that there is some consistency to the obstacle course.

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Your Innovation Confidence Course

Innovation Excellence

Rather, what we need is either 1) a clearly defined path for ideas to follow that will assess, develop and validate ideas effectively or 2) confident idea partners who are experienced in running the obstacle course.

GFi Innovation — Fall Training Course Schedule

Gregg Fraley

If you’re in the Chicago or Denver areas, check out these innovation training course offerings. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) is offering three public courses in late October and early November. Click on the course title to register.

GFi Innovation Public Training Course

Gregg Fraley

Course Description: Innovation Intensive is a one day, deep dive, into fundamental and advanced concepts in innovation. This course covers a great deal of ground — even experienced innovation professionals will learn new methods, tools, and concepts. Innovation Intensive .

Ideas to Impact: New Online Innovation Short Course

Tim Kastelle

We just released a short course that I made for students at The University of Queensland. As part of it, I got to interview a lot of my favourite people at UQ, and for me, their stories are the highlights of the course.

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A Crash Course on Leadership

Idea Champions

Here's pretty much everything you need to know about being a good leader -- whether you are the CEO of a Fortune 500 company or the Director of a 5-person non-profit. Ready?

Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Stockholm

Innovation 360

Special occasion: Green Belt grading merged with Black Belt grading in a 3-day “crash course” from early mornings to evenings (boot camp) in Stockholm. The post Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Stockholm appeared first on Home of Innovation. Green Belt. Purpose. Develop your strategic skills linking innovation and strategy. Mastering advanced innovation analysis. Accredited to sell the Innovation Playbook to your clients. Learn how to use InnovationIQ. Content.

What is Intuition? Excerpt from my Great Courses lecture series

Michael Roberto

Here is a brief excerpt from my lecture series, The Art of Critical Decision Making , from The Great Courses. decision making intuition The Great Courses

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses


Why take a course on innovation? List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks.

Top 10 short-term online innovation management courses


Why take a course on innovation? List of courses. This is a round-up of short-term online courses for decision-makers who oversee driving innovation in their respective organizations. Course duration : 9 weeks. Course highlights. Course duration: 2 weeks.

Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Washington D.C.

Innovation 360

Special occasion: Green Belt grading merged with Black Belt grading in a 3-day “crash course” from early mornings to evenings (boot camp) at a Conference center in Tysons corner, VA close to both Dulles International Airport and Ronald Reagan International airport. The post Grading Crash Course: Green Belt + Black Belt – Washington D.C.

Think Your Company’s Pursuit of Innovation has Run its Course? Think Again…


Of course, the terminology here is not clean-cut – overconfidence can sometimes be a good thing, if it encourages someone to persevere against the odds to achieve their dreams, and skepticism can sometimes be bad, if it discourages someone from following their dreams to begin with.

5 Things University Courses Do Not Teach About Marketing | Collective Campus


If you're a student currently in university or a working professional looking to study masters, it's time for a reality check