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Innovation in the Cornfields by Deborah Mills-Scofield

In rural Birmingham, OH, about 40 miles west of Cleveland, one of the world’s leaders in meat processing and food service is innovating in unexpected ways.

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A story is told that one day as Elimelech of Lizhensk, a great rabbi in the 18th century, was riding in a carriage, he noticed a throng of people following.

 

Brainfire for Twitter by Robyn McMaster

“Don’t let Twitter rewire your brain,” Connected Manager, Wayne Trameladvises on the heels of a fast-paced and adventurous interview with Dr. Ellen Weber, of theMita Brain Center.

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When we meet with prospective investors, I don’t speak much, and for good reason. There are three founding partners: Clayton Christensen, Matt Christensen, and me. When Clay is in the room, people want to hear from him.

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Being bold. Not as easy as it may seem…especially for girls and women. I recently posted on my Face­Book Pub­lic Speak­ing Page an arti­cle by Olivia Mitchell, 10 tips for over­com­ing the fear of being bold.

 

EMERGENCE OF TALENT COMMUNITIES… NOT POOLS by Meghan M. Biro

Some technologies are flashy but don’t really change anything at all in how we think about our lives – cloud computing, for example. Unless you’re in the IT industry, odds are you’ve heard a lot about it, but don’t really understand why you should care.

                                                                                                                   

5 idées pour favoriser l’entrepreneuriat à l’école by Kim Auclair

Le 3 novembre 2011 je serai présente au Forum d’automne 2011, un événement qui consiste à favoriser l’entrepreneuriat à l’école.

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In keeping abreast of the megatrends that could impact you and your clients?  In preparing for an upcoming speaking engagement, I did some research on current business trends and became aware of one trend that has increased its impact on my business over the past few years.

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The Crisis of Meaning in the Millennial Workforce by Megan Erickson

What’s the Big Idea?

For all the talk of trailblazing, the most successful businesses of the 20th century made it to the top by maintaining an edge in the same singular pursuit: maximizing shareholder value.

The Marvels and the Flaws of Intuitive Thinking by Daniel Kahneman via Ralph Ohr

“The power of settings, the power of priming, and the power of unconscious thinking, all of those are a major change in psychology. I can’t think of a bigger change in my lifetime. You were asking what’s exciting? That’s exciting, to me.”

Can mastery and innovation coexist? By Jorge Barba

Jonathan Fields posted this question in a Psychology Today article last week. Here is my answer and would love to hear yours.

It’s a great question and not at all difficult to answer, though it’s better said than done. First of all, mastery is never achieved. It’s a goal, but a goal we’ll never reach.

The Finnish Awesomeness and Entrepreneurship by Riitta Raesmaa

Something exceptional is happening here in Finland. However I think that the foundation for that has existed a long time, only to wait its time to come. And it seems that the time is here and now. Let me explain.

 

IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas by Jake Cook

Imagine for a second if you could somehow wrap up the creative chaos of a kindergartner’s life and apply it at work. You’d go on field trips, make stuff, hatch crazy ideas, and be awed by the world on a daily basis. Sound ridiculous? At the renowned international design consultancy IDEO, it’s how work gets done every day.

 

Co-Creating Business Models by Deborah Mills-Scofield

In 2009,  I was privileged to co-create an awesome book, Business Model Generation, with Alex Osterwalder and Yves Pigneur.     Co-creating the book with Alex was an amazing experience, created some lasting friendships with other co-creators, and of course Alex.  After Angela Dunn‘s monthly twitter-chat, #ideachat, I decided to ask Alex what made him decide to do co-create this book:

The 10 Most Important Trends in Business by Haydn Shaughnessy

What is the single most important trend in business today? If there was a beauty contest or an arm wrestle to decide, then the big surprise would be the sheer number of contestants.

5 Things You Need To Know About (Social) CRM (Definitions) by Wim Rampen

I think trying to define something is a very good exercise to understand what you are dealing with or what you are trying to do it for. It also helps to communicate internally. And regardless of what many say, I don’t think there are enough definitions of (Social) CRM, at least not good ones.. But that is a personal opinion, not relevant to today’s post.

Building a Better Business by Design by RAYLENE KNUTSON

Are you a business that wants to innovate? Think like a designer. That’s the message from a growing number of consultants, business leaders, policy makers and educators who think companies need to swap obsessive analytics for more right-brain experimentation.

When Working Memory Kicks In by Ellen Weber

Unless looking for lost golf balls, that hold up games –  stay with a thing until you find it. The brain’s working memory kicks in to land life-changing dreams, when you GO FOR IT. On the flip side of waiting for windfalls – winners run with What if … possibilities – and working memory lands new deals.

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