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  • Soren Kaplan’s July Newsletter

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      While you were watching Ant-Man or Jurassic World, a summer action movie-style battle went down between Amazon and Walmart. Both retail giants offered discounts and promotions to rival those only seen during traditional Black Friday sales. The retail battle royale created the kind of hype associated with summer blockbusters and put the marketing punch for the new Terminator to shame. <&nbsp> […]
  • 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 […]
  • Soren Kaplan’s Leapfrogging June Newsletter

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    Innovating Parenting through Innovative Products & Services   This past month we celebrated Dads & Grads. Taking it from there I’m sharing with you some amazingly innovative dads, and dad related research, in case you wanted to know what the Dad Bod meme is about. I’m also sharing top innovation conferences, schools and internships for grads interested in moving into […]
  • 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 […]
  • Soren Kaplan’s Leapfrogging May Newsletter

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    Why Women are the Future of Business Innovation 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 business, women get screwed. Women make 77  cents for every dollar earned by men. Only 25 CEOs in […]
  • 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 […]
  • Expand Your Perspective, Soften Your Mindset – For Innovation Success

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    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 countries versus those who have […]