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The 7 Best Business Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

  The 7 Best Business Podcasts I listen to a crazy amount of podcasts. When I drive, in the shower, while cooking. Any time I can. I gauge how good they are by how often I share them with my team. If I find myself saying to my business manager “Laura, you have to listen…


How to Be Innovative – Ask Inciting Questions

  How to Be Innovative – Ask Inciting Questions How to be innovative is found in the questions not the answers. But we have to pick our questions wisely. If we ask the same questions in the same way and even of the same people, it’s no surprise that we get the same answers. And…


Small Business Marketing Strategies – Avoid the Er Trap

  Small Business Marketing Strategies – avoid the ER Trap Build a better mousetrap and the world will beat a path to your door. Do you remember that phrase? It’s attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson in the late 19th century. You know in those days it might have been true, but, today a better mousetrap…


What’s the Difference Between Marketing a Product and a Service – There is None

What’s the Difference Between Marketing a Product and a Service – There is None People often ask me “what’s the difference between marketing a product and a service?” It drives me bonkers every single time I get it. So, I’m in this meeting about innovation and we’re talking about the pipeline and they said to…


Top mistakes people make in innovation – not moving from discussion to decision

Top mistakes people make in innovation – not moving from discussion to decision   One of the top mistakes people make in innovation is not moving from discussion to decision quickly. When you’re going from discussion to decision, I find that oftentimes people get trapped in discussion for way too long and yes collaboration is good and…


Difference between Innovation and Creativity – it’s what you do with it that matters

Difference between Innovation and Creativity – it’s what you do with it that matters   I want to take a break to answer one of your questions. The question is: “what’s the difference between innovation and creativity?” Alright for those of you that have this question, here’s the first thing I’m gonna tell you. I’m…


How to persuade people – find their anchor

How to persuade people – find their anchor   How do I get people to buy into my idea when it’s totally new to the world? When you want to know how to persuade people you need to find their anchor. I think one of the hardest things for innovators is getting people to understand what their…


Top ways to manage change in 2017 – recognize and handle it

Top ways to manage change in 2017 – recognize and handle it How do I handle change? Well, let me ask you these three key questions. Number one, if you don’t change will the economy change? Yeah it’s changing all the time. If you don’t change where your customers need change? Yes, they evolved daily. If you don’t change…


Creative Exercises To Get Unstuck – focus on what’s working

Creative Exercises To Get Unstuck – focus on what’s working December 1, 2016 How do you get unstuck when solving a problem? Here’s the thing, I’m going to tell you this time to do the opposite of what you think you should do. Normally, when you think about a problem, you tackle it at all different angles, look…


How Do I Find My Customer Tribe – Figure out who doesn’t belong

How do I find my customer tribe? Hey it is an awesome rainy afternoon and that just makes me so happy. So I’m going to take a break and answer one of your questions. The question that just came in is how do I build my tribe without alienating people? Okay – so first, that…


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