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What Companies Can Learn From These Failed Innovation Attempts

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 3, 2019

Over the past 20 years, corporate innovation has evolved from a powerful differentiator into a vague buzzword. Companies that claim to offer innovative solutions may or may not keep their word, and truly innovative companies have to struggle to prove their uniqueness.  Sometimes, businesses get ambitious and go too far in their quests to innovate. Google Glass famously crashed and burned. Juicero somehow raised more than $120 million…

Didn’t Start at the Bottom? Here’s How You Can Still Lead Like You Did

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / May 22, 2019
Here's how you can cultivate a perspective that values every level's input.

Are good business leaders born or made in the trenches? Early work experience forges how a person will lead. For many successful CEOs, starting out on the company’s bottom rung has been an invaluable opportunity for learning. For example, David Cote started out at General Electric as an hourly employee when he was 21. By age 33, he’d worked his way up to a midlevel financial planner role…

What Separates the Men From the Boys

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 18, 2014

When it comes to choosing whom to work with in business, there’s a huge difference between choosing to partner with a small startup versus a large Fortune 500 corporation. Both have their own merits and it really depends on what the end result is meant to be. Check out our list of what really separates the little guys from the big corporate companies below. Decision Making Speed In…

How Jony Ive Led Apple to World Domination

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / April 6, 2014

British born Jonathan Ive, head of Design at Apple, is the lesser-known mastermind behind the iPod, iMac, PowerBook G4, MacBook, G4 Cube, unibody MacBook Pro, iPhone and iPad. Without his dedication to simplicity and functional design, the Apple products that exist today may not have become a reality without Ive. What initially sparked his interest in design was his love for cars as a teenager. Thankfully for us,…

Why You Need a Thinking Weekend

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / February 6, 2014

  When Bill Gates was the CEO of Microsoft, he’d have a thinking week twice a year. He left away and couldn’t have been disturbed for the entire week. He’d read a lot of papers by his employees, go through their ideas and do things he normally didn’t have enough time for. You might have heard that. And you’ve probably heard you should do the same. Then you said…

4 Companies Who Foster Innovation

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / January 30, 2014

Do You Know How To Make Your Teams Innovate? Most organizations realize that in today’s competitive world simply plodding on and delivering more of the same will only get you so far. If you keep on producing the same products and services, year on year, with minimal development, sooner rather than later, a new disruptive player will enter the market and eat your lunch. There’s no doubt, that…

Never Say No to Innovation: 4 Lessons from Improv

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / December 27, 2013

It’s almost a scientific fact that any human being, no matter how depressed or cynical, will laugh to the point of tears while watching an episode of “Whose Line Is It Anyway?” The skits are unexpected and irreverent, and the comedians can barely keep it together most of the time. The secret’s in the teamwork. The players are talented individually, but the more important thing is that they’re…

5 Tips to Promote Innovation

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / December 7, 2013

Albert Einstein once said, What I infer from this saying is that your imagination should be exclusive and markedly high, so that you could learn and equip yourself with the knowledge to tackle the hurdles of life and excel towards your aim. Knowledge is important, there is no denying that fact, but if you have no vision then you are off the beam. The young entrepreneurs of today…

It’s the 21st Century: Innovate, Experiment, & Grow

by / ⠀Career Advice Entrepreneurship / November 18, 2013

Today’s twentysomethings are lost in many ways. It’s a tricky world to live in, vastly different from the one in which our parents grew up. We were promised a world full of jobs, opportunities, and new and exciting ways to make a living. The world of the 21st century was supposed to be a huge improvement over the 20th, and we were all supposed to enjoy an amazing,…

How to Increase Creativity at Work

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / October 10, 2013

  When it comes to stimulating your creativity, the workplace can be a little lackluster. Depending on what you do, work can leave you feeling pretty mundane by the end of the day, but there are many ways to combat this feeling. Companies like Google, Twitter and Facebook have used their resources to provide employees with office spaces, and countless other outlets, meant to create inspiration in the…

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