Innovation begins with a great idea?

You have an idea. And what happens next goes something like this: The idea is fleshed out. Then it’s funded. Then it’s enhanced, tinkered with, focus-grouped, and marketed. Then you tinker with it some more, and, finally, you bring it to market. Sound familiar? If you’re lucky, potential customers will…

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The Road to Culture and Measurement

McKinsey Quarterly published an article titled ‘Culture for a digital age’ that confronts the importance of risk-taking within business in today’s quickly progressing world. The advancement of technology is driving cultural change forward so rapidly that if quick, calculated risks are not taken to match the rate of this change…

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Innovation Articles over time

Here are a few articles and one program I like about disruption and innovation. We debate what it means and if it exists. What worked so well for a few decades is now changing. Change is good and we should expect much more to come. Unfortunately, disruption theory is in…

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Doe or Die — Is retail innovation slow?

“It all comes back to the customer — To avoid this type of needless innovation, retailers should look to become shopper-centric in every aspect of their business” That statement 3 years old. We are seeing how modular business architecture speeds the pace of disruption. 3 years ago has introduced a…

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Practical Innovation Concepts

I build disruptive, growth-focused businesses that leverage disruptive innovation, bleeding edge technology and simplicity focused business frameworks. In 21 years, the combination of these items has helped me grow near zero revenue businesses into $3 billion per year, profitable brands. Practical Innovation = Innovation x Simplicity Innovation: Combining predictive and…

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Augmented Reality for Tourism

This article was written by Christopher Harrison Skinner. Proposal #1: Augmented Reality My idea for a tourism app is to use augmented reality to introduce tourists to history through their phones at historic locations. A company could hire reenactors to portray any event at a historical location and film it…

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Jeff Bezos and the future of Amazon

Jeff Bezos tells Amazon staff he anticipates the company will fail someday, noting most large firms don’t last hundreds of years, reports CNBC; the comments came in response to a question about what Amazon had learned about the bankruptcy of Sears and other retailers; Bezos says it’s the company’s responsibility to…

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How to make Venture Capital predictive

The goal for venture capital is to return a profit. How can we improve the odds of success? Get better at improving the odds. A combination of people, process and technology are how we build Start-ups. Why can’t this apply to those who fund the startups? Many VCs focus on…

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