If it’s not broke, fix it anyway

  Remember that old saying, “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it?” That’s not always accurate.   Did you know that the Ford F150 has been the best selling truck in the US for more than 30 years? Biggest seller in the biggest marketing. Not broken right? Well, Ford went ahead and fixed it anyway….


It’s Not Fail Fast, Fast Often; It’s Listen Fast, Iterate Often That Succeeds!

I’ve seen great products launch and totally flop and mediocre products launch and turn into the next big thing. What determines whether your product, service or business idea will succeed? Believe it or not, it’s not your idea. In fact, it has very little to do with your idea. It actually has everything to do…


7 Habits of Highly Innovative People & aha moments

Great innovation often comes with magical stories about a brilliant light bulb going off and the innovator then running around town like a mad man. We call it the “aha” moment. A moment when the idea, solution or opportunity we’ve been waiting for hits us like a ton of bricks – or an apple on…


Don’t Innovative If

  Don’t Innovate If:   You believe things are good enough and couldn’t get much better Status quo makes you so happy you get that warm fuzzy feeling Your brain feels so full that you couldn’t possible learn any new facts You consider new experiences as something to be avoided at all costs There is…


Don’t Become The VCR

9 year old: what is this? 41 year old: it’s a VCR tape with my high school graduation on it 5 year old: give it to me I will open it up 41 year old: you don’t open it, you play the tape in it 5 and 9 year olds: what is a video tape?…


What Makes Someone Wait In Line For 2 Hours For A Doughnut?

That’s exactly what I asked myself as I drove down Colfax and past the new VooDoo Doughnuts and the dozens of people standing out on the street. I was actually on my way for a hike when my family and I drove by the madness. By the end of the hike I was insistent that…


There IS crying in Innovation: Why Entrepreneurs Get Emotional

“Stop Crying.” “Pull yourself together.” “Don’t take it personally!”  Sound familiar? We are often told to leave our emotions at the door, especially when it comes to work. What if I told you that emotion leads to breathtaking innovation? This is an expert from Think Sideways: game-changing playbook to disruptive thinking. PS – it’s ok…


It’s No Fun Being The Only One Outside The Box

The following is an excerpt from Think Sideways: a game-changing playbook for disruptive thinking by Tamara Kleinberg. I have the honor of interacting with a lot of different people across the country. Some work in the field of innovation, others are entrepreneurs, and some are college students. Funny thing is that across all types of…


I told you ideas come from everywhere; inventor of gameboy was a janitor

Listen…listen…listen…and then listen some more. Ideas are truly everywhere. Don’t believe me? Would you believe me that the original concept for television was created by a farmer? Would you believe me that a single mother with no money came up with the most epic movie series of our time? Would you believe me that a…


5 Tricks For Going From Impasse To Insight

Do you ever feel like a broken record repeating the same tune over and over…and over again? It feels as if you can’t get away from your one and only idea. No matter how hard you try you are stuck at an impasse, unable to push the brain forward.   Some call it an impasse;…


Yes, please connect!

We'll get back to you faster than a goldfish circle a bowl on a cool summer day.

Hate forms and just want to talk? Call us at 1.800.340.9381

JOIN THE NEWSLETTER

Subscribe to get our latest content by email.