6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. (Article based on the book, The Invisible Advantage) It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating. We hear it…

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Predicting relationships with big data innovation – Red hot business models

Can what you binge-watch can make you more attractive? We’re familiar with dating sites and apps like Tinder, Hinge, OkCupid and stalwart Match.com. 40 million Americans use online dating sites and apps, so there are 40 Million Americans giving out personal information, in the hopes that whatever predictive algorithm being used will lead them to…

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Four Mind-Bending Business Models to Shake Up 2016

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:…

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10 French Innovations that Changed History

In the aftermath of a terrible tragedy, or an act of malice, we are called upon to remain strong. We take it upon ourselves to stand together and to remember what gives us strength and unity. This is what the people of Paris, the people of France and all of us citizens of the world…

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The Innovative Classroom – Let the (mobile) phones ring in

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. Though we’re all pretty well aware of the social, economic and behavioral challenges educators face, few of us are in the loop around how they’re being solved. Many…

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Business Model Innovation? July Retail Deals are the new Black (Friday)

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…

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Fathers of Invention? Innovative Dads Make Waves

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…

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Why Women are the Future (and Past) of Business Innovation

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).…

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The Evolution of Women in Business: An Infographic

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,…

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Expand Your Perspective, Soften Your Mindset – For Innovation Success

Researchers find people who have lived abroad have the most successful negotiations and solutions. University researchers, Adam Galinsky and William Maddux, conducted a series of experiments that revealed some of the benefits of pushing past the boundaries of our existing mindsets. They looked at the differences between people who have lived in two or more…

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