Sep 182013
 
5 Tips for Creating an Innovation Culture

Innovation is the key to positioning your business for the future. Therefore, it is important to focus your energies on creating an innovation culture. Most companies don’t spend nearly enough time or resources on creating a culture of innovation. However, if you want to move your company forwards and position it for success in the future, you will need a bit of innovation motivation. Here Read More »

Aug 122013
 
The 5 Components to Making Your Business "Perfect"

Lately I have been teaching a uniquely green focused FastTrac(TM) Tech Venture program run by ITAC – New York City’s Industrial and Technology Assistance Corporation and created by the Marion Ewing Kauffman Foundation, the world’s largest organization devoted to entrepreneurship. Our class is full of small start-up and early-stage businesses with state-of-the-art green technology business concepts. Super cool ideas ranging from solar panel manufacturers to Read More »

Aug 052013
 
The Role Of The Business Storyteller

A major role of senior management is to motivate people to reach certain goals. To do that, they must engage their emotions, and the key to their hearts is story. There are two major ways to persuade people. The first is by using conventional rhetoric, which is what most executives are trained in. It’s an intellectual process, and in the business world it usually consists Read More »

Jul 312013
 
Innovation - A Human Race

I often get asked about the pace of innovation in different countries or their ability to innovate. Many such questions come from people whose awareness of global issues is sadly lacking and who represent so called developed countries. The answer I give to them is the same as the one I give to those in less developed countries who are seeking inspiration and motivation for Read More »

Jul 172013
 
Enhancing Creativity - 10 Phrases to Avoid

This brief list is distilled from a very long list of phrases gathered over many years. Each phrase is given along with comments on its appropriateness and potential underlying meanings. If you hear these uttered then a warning bell should sound inside your head. These are all potential blocks to personal and organizational Creativity. 1. We tried that before Well yes you might have done Read More »

Jul 082013
 
The Importance of Thinking Really Big

By the nature of what I do for a living, I’ve seen some pretty cool and ambitious businesses and business plans. But the one I saw last Friday blew me away. I had just finished listening to a presentation for the first 100% solar powered city in the world, about to be built in southwest Florida. Syd Kyston is the founder of this UnReasonable vision, Read More »