How To Overcome Impostor Syndrome And Be More Creative S13 Ep4

Don't let self doubt hold back your confidence to innovate

During a recent mentoring session with a Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) of a major multi-national company, the executive expressed a private fear. He attributes his past success as “being lucky” .. “being in the right place at the right time”. His fear is someone would find out that “he wasn’t that good” and this his […]

Perseverance and Pivots S11 Ep17

Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm. ~ Winston Churchill Perseverance and Pivots When we first come up with what we think is a great idea, we have a clear vision of how things are going to go. We see the idea being wildly successful. Then guess what? We get thrown a […]

Yes – You Were Born To Innovate Something Great.

It’s really astounding how many people I meet who tell me, “I’m not creative” or “I wasn’t born an innovator.” How many times have you told yourself this story? No matter how convinced you may be that you are not creative or you were not meant to change the world, I believe that EVERYONE is […]

Unintended Consequence That Became A Childhood Innovation S11 Ep12

  In the middle of the second world war, James Wright was hard at work, trying to invent a synthetic rubber substitute. He was employed by the U.S. War Production Board who were very interested in cheaper options for rubber as the war had led to severe shortages. World War II Innovations During World War […]

5 Innovation Blind Spots That Nokia and Kodak Overlooked

When the mantra “innovate or die” is invoked, two companies who are often mentioned as examples are Nokia and Kodak. But in what ways, exactly, did these two companies fail to innovate? and what lessons can we learn from their failures? Here are 5 innovation blind spots that I identified that ultimately doomed them to […]

Getting Comfortable Taking Innovation Risks – Getting over your fear of something going wrong

  So … you’ve come up with that killer idea.  To move it forward, you need to take some risk. Risk that could include: investing your retirement fund, quitting your job and possibly including convincing others to invest their retirement fund and quitting their job to join you. Suddenly you hesitate … the risk seems enormous […]


Here Are The 7 Reasons Why Innovations Fail

 Segment 1: Innovation Failure What are the reasons that innovation efforts fail? Innovation for awards and recognition Meaningless innovation Non-user driven innovation Innovation as long as its green Innovation by committee Lightspeed innovation Copycat innovations Segment 2: Killer Question Of The Week What part of your service offering is under appreciated?  Why? What part of your […]

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