innovation

  • Technology: Innovators, Imitators and Laggards

    Do we typically allow off-the-shelf technology to define our processes, or do our optimized processes drive custom technology?

  • Guest Opinion: Let’s Help 50,000 Families

    As the presidential campaign intensifies, I am struck by the common sense opportunity for all of us in the credit union world to come together and start to turn this country around. There is a practical way that we, as mission-driven people, can assert leadership and re-infuse energy into our...

  • Three Types of People to Fire Immediately

    “I wanted a happy culture. So I fired all the unhappy people.” —A very successful CEO (who asked not to be named)

  • How Any Company Can Think Like A Startup

    Common wisdom states that startups are hothouses for creativity and innovation, while large corporations are too jammed up with bureaucracy and hierarchy to push the envelope and arrive at new solutions. It’s why more and more companies are trying to “think like a startup,” some even forming smaller divisions that...

  • 5 Ways To Discover And Develop Your Unique Strengths

    As much as we love a business visionary like, say, Steve Jobs--and we love him to pieces--we are not Steve Jobs, and never could be. Nor should we.

  • 99 Excuses for NOT Making Ideas Happen

    There’s an old Yiddish proverb that goes, “If you don’t want to do something, one excuse is as good as another.” In other words, if you’re NOT doing something, what does it matter why?

  • Innovations Best Kept Secret

    I want to begin by making the argument for incremental innovation. It is faster, easier and cheaper to refine something than it is to create it.

  • 10 Expert Tips on Hiring for Creativity

    Creativity is the root of innovation. But how can you find the right kind of inspired individual to bring into your office?

  • Google+ Comes Up Short

    What problem does Google+ solve for consumers? The answer appears to be: nothing. And, therefore, it solves nothing for Google either.

  • Six Bite Sized Innovation Lessons from eBay's New Design Think Tank

    eBay recently created its own internal design consultancy, to stir the creative juices of its product teams. Here's what they can teach you.

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