You might not think that jazz and business have much in common, but a business professor who moonlights as a jazz pianist begs to differ.
The Next Big Thing could be just a thought away, but arriving at that insight requires you to see your business in a new light.
As casual reading, the Presidential Memorandum “Accelerating Technology Transfer and Commercialization of Federal Research in Support of High-Growth Businesses,” released Oct. 28, 2011, is about as riveting as the Department of …
Startups thrive on agility, uncertainty and personal responsibility, so employees who can cope with change and get in front of it are critical for leading-edge companies.
No matter how great your idea, your innovation effort will fall apart if the wrong team executes it. Here are three steps for hiring a team that will help you achieve breakthroughs:
Companies large and small are always searching for the product or idea that will become The Next Big Thing, but inspiration may be closer than you think.
It’s been a tough five years for the economy and anyone associated with it. The worst recession and bear market since the 1930s. Shrinking nest eggs. Mass layoffs. Chronic unemployment and underemployment. And those lucky enough to have jobs can find themselves burdened by fear of job loss and the pressure to “do more with less.”
When Kelly Soyland of the Good Samaritan Society started an innovation project in 2006, his official job title was director of procurement. Along with his daily responsibilities, Soyland took on innovation projects because he saw opportunities that couldn’t be addressed within the Society’s normal operations. After working nights and …
Companies are changing dramatically – and so are the skills and focus needed for success.
Entrepreneurs are by nature always thinking of innovation and the next great idea, but you may unwittingly have ways of thinking and processes that are holding you back.
To innovate, you need to think differently. If you find yourself struggling to get something started or you’re stuck in the middle of a project, try to get into a new frame of mind:
A redefined purpose at Lego — to become the world’s strongest brand among families — has helped the company to innovate in a constructive way