Mon.Jan 20, 2020

Innovation isn’t supposed to be fun

Viima

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. Culture Innovation

Even The Most Radical Visions Can Succeed When Built On Shared Values

Innovation Excellence

With the political season heating up, an increasingly frequent topic of discussion is how radical candidates should be. Some say that the optimal strategy is to be mainstream and court the middle. Others argue that it is better to more extreme and rile up the passions of your most active supporters.

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When It Comes to Recognition It Pays to “Think Small.” Here’s Why.

Tembosocial

Oscars, Emmys, ACTRAs, the Palme d'Or.who who doesn't love a big awards celebration? From the red carpet to the afterparty, entertainment awards are a really big deal - so much of a big deal, in fact, that they often generate news and controversies of their own.

Time to Take a Social Media Vacation

Innovation Excellence

A lot of professionals I know relieve stress with a few minutes on Facebook.com after they finish a phase of a project or need a break from their tasks.

Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life with Nir Eyal

Speaker: Nir Eyal

Ever get the feeling the world is full of too many distractions? Research shows the ability to stay focused is a competitive advantage, in work and in life. However, in an age of ever-increasing demands on our attention how do we stay productive and stay sane? In this webinar, Nir provides research-backed, practical advice, and memorable strategies for managing distraction and our time. Nir Eyal shares findings of his five years of research into how to master what he calls, "the skill of the century," the power to be "Indistractable."

The Anatomy of Innovation

BrainZooming

By Emma Alvarez Gibson. It was a cold, rainy night in upstate New York, and I was snug inside the spacious studio loft that my friends Frank and Mae (names have been changed to protect the guilty) built on their property.

How To Incentivize Disruptive Innovation

helloFUTURE

In the book, Loonshots, the author describes the origin of some of the most spectacularly successful institutions of our time as being generated by specific kinds of individuals in particular types of environments. In other words, the magic formula is people + environment = disruptive innovation.

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Being Intentional About our Attention

Rmukesh Gupta

We now pay for content all the time: We pay a monthly fee for accessing video content online (Netflix and it’s like). We pay a monthly fee for accessing music online (Apple Music and it’s like). We pay a monthly fee for accessing magazines online (NewYorker and it’s like). We pay a monthly fee for accessing news online (New York Times and it’s like). We pay a monthly fee for getting goods delivered to us (Amazon and it’s like).

Simplify to Amplify: The Spindrift Story

Michael Roberto

Source: Flickr I recently listened to a particularly intriguing episode of Guy Raz's How I Built This podcast. Raz interviewed serial entrepreneur Bill Creelman, founder and CEO of Spindrift - the sparkling water company. I found one particular part of the Spindrift growth story quite compelling.