Spend Money on Experiences Not Things: A Message to Companies, Organizations and Government

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The Science of Why You Should Spend Money on Experiences, Not Things posted by Jay Cassano of Fast Company, talks about how people are in search of happiness, and the way to true happiness is through experiences not products. From our own lives, I think we would mostly agree. The Tesla car is awesome, but it is so if we have a great time driving it; if we feel that we have luxury plus are saving...

Is Disciplined Innovation an Oxymoron?

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Not according to Donald Sull who recently published a new book, co-authored with Kathleen Eisenhardt, Simple Rules: How to Thrive in a Complex World. A former McKinsey analyst and now a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, Sull summarizes his theories in an article entitled, The Simple Rules of Disciplined Innovation. Fundamentally, he believes that innovation and creativity...

6 Essential Skills of the Extraordinary Entrepreneur

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Amy Wilkinson, Author of The Creators Code: The SIX ESSENTIAL SKILLS of extraordinary entrepreneurs [sic], spoke with InnovationNetwork.guru at the Wharton DC Innovation Summit about how, as a sociologist with a masters in business administration, decided to explore what made entrepreneurs tick. She found that there are six which she describes as “Find the Gap,” “Drive for Daylight,”...

Gayle Lemmon Shares Her Views on Innovation

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Gayle Lemmon, Author of “Ashley’s War: The Untold Story of a Team of Women Soldiers on the Special Ops Battlefield,” talks about Innovation on and off the battlefield, and what we civilians need to understand about the soldiers returning from war.

Fast Company’s 10 Most Innovative Retail Companies in 2015

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Fast Company has posted it’s top 10 favorite retail innovators. I certainly have to agree with one of them – Eataly – one of my favorite places to go when I visit NYC. The combination of variety of foods, delectable edibles in Italian pastas, cheese, deserts, pizza, and all there to be purchased and also to be eaten in a variety of venues around the store. Love it! Other points...