My dentist fired me & I think that’s awesome: the customer is not always right

Last Friday I called up my dentist to make a long over due teeth cleaning appointment. The conversation went like this: Me: Hi, I’m calling to make a teeth-cleaning appointment Dentist Office: What’s your name? Me: Kleinberg Dentist Office: Is this Tamara Kleinberg? Me: Yes it is. Dentist Office: Well Tamara it looks like you no-showed…


10 Questions To Disrupt A Meeting

dis·rupt [dis-ruhpt] verb (used with object) 1. to cause disorder or turmoil in: The news disrupted their conference. 2. to destroy, usually temporarily, the normal continuance or unity of; interrupt: Telephone service was disrupted for hours. 3. to break apart: to disrupt a connection.     We often use the word disrupt in a negative way….


3 Ways Being An Entrepreneur Is Like Chasing The Runner’s High

  As most of you know I’m a slow but avid runner. A few weeks ago the running community and the world was rocked by the tragic and horrific events at the Boston Marathon. In deference to the situation I chose to hold back this post for a few weeks. I now release this post…


What makes someone innovative?

People today are asking how to be innovative. “Being innovative is universal, we all do it. However how we innovate is unique to each of us.” I know not what you expected me to say right? You were probably expecting me to talk about some magical gifts that are bestowed to certain people. Gifts that…


50 Shades of Innovation And Why Following A Mutation Can Mean Big Success

    I’ll admit it, I finally read 50 Shades of Grey. I mean, as someone in innovation I need to keep up with pop culture, even if it means reading a saucy, wildly inappropriate book.  So that’s my excuse and I’m sticking to it.   It wasn’t long before I found a blog post…


Are you riding the roller coaster with your clients?

This morning, a colleague of mine called to tell me about a hysterical business trip she just went on with her clients. She is a focus-group moderator, which means that she gets paid to travel to new cities and talk to people about her client’s products—what they like, don’t like, marketing ideas, etc. She flew…


Top Entrepreneur Businesses I Stalk to Become More Innovative

I’m a total stalker—and you should be too. That’s right, I’m encouraging you to go out and stalk people. No need to go through their trash, but you should browse their website, read their blogs, like their Facebook pages, and so on. I stalk people who I think are doing innovative things. I stalk them…


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