• Soren Kaplan’s – January 2016 Leapfrogging Newsletter

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    There are a myriad of lists out there extolling the top trends and innovative products to watch for 2016. But perhaps the greatest innovations in business won’t be what companies decide to sell, but how they’ll go to market in ways that create entirely new business models. So what are the top strategies to watch in 2016? FIND OUT > Research and […]
  • Four Mind-Bending Business Models to Shake Up 2016

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    There are a myriad of lists out there extolling the top trends and innovative products to watch for 2016. But perhaps the greatest innovations in business won’t be what companies decide to sell, but how they’ll go to market in ways that create entirely new business models. Here are four strategies to watch in 2016: Exclusivity – Play Hard to […]
  • 10 French Innovations that Changed History

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    10 French Innovations that Changed History
  • The Innovative Classroom – Let the (mobile) phones ring in

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    In the melee of getting kids prepared to head back to school, it’s easy to overlook the bigger disruptive changes happening in education nationally and even globally.
  • Business Model Innovation? July Retail Deals are the new Black (Friday)

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      In the style of summer action movie blockbusters – a summer battle went down between Amazon and Walmart. Both retail giants offered discounts and promotions to rival those only seen during traditional Black Friday sales. These sales created the kind of hype associated with summer blockbusters and put the marketing punch for the new Terminator to shame. Why all […]
  • Fathers of Invention? Innovative Dads Make Waves

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    Millennial fathers are reinventing parenting, and a variety of new products and services help them get the job done like never before.   Millennial dads. They’re unlike your father or grandfather. They’re redefining fatherhood – and influencing parenthood as a whole. Mostly because they don’t subscribe to traditional gender norms.They do a larger portion of the household work, spend more […]
  • Why Women are the Future (and Past) of Business Innovation

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    Mainstream business culture penalizes women for being women. But “feminine” skill sets are the not-so-secret ingredients for what it takes to innovate in today’s digital world.  2015 has so far been monumental for women. Hilary announced her run for office, and six women took home the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014). Yet, when it comes to […]
  • The Evolution of Women in Business: An Infographic

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    2015 has so far been monumental for women. In light of Hilary announcing her run for office, and six women winning the Pulitzer Prize (compared to one female winner in 2014), I though I’d share this infographic depicting the historic impact of women in the business world over the past century. If you missed it, be sure to read my post […]
  • Soren Kaplan’s April 2015 Leapfrogging Newsletter

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    Sustained competitive advantage comes from innovating how we innovate. That’s the essence of real innovation. In the past, new products and technologies consumed the vast majority of the innovation air-time. That’s no longer the case. The most innovative companies today realize that competitive differentiation comes as much from how they innovate as it does from what they’re innovating. What are five trends shaping the world […]
  • Soren Kaplan’s – March 2015 Leapfrogging Newsletter

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    It’s true! Drawing aliens may be the secret to creativity and innovation University researchers, Galinsky and Maddux, discovered that people who have lived abroad have the most successful negotiations – reaching deals where shared interests were included in the solutions.This is an interesting finding in itself, but their incredible research didn’t stop there. What else did their surprising study reveal […]