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Former President Bill Clinton delivers a eulogy during the memorial service for boxing legend Muhammad Ali at the KFC Yum Center on June 10, 2016 in Louisville, Kentucky. (Photo credit MICHAEL B. THOMAS/AFP/Getty Images)

How To Persuade Like Bill Clinton

A speaking lesson for leaders at large and small companies

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Lessons From Inside A Shark Tank

Driving innovation—what ginormous and teeny enterprises alike do to defy the odds and successfully launch new products, services and business models.

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How To Outwit Your Smartest Competitors

Want to change an industry? Make a list of all the legacy assumptions and ask your team to brainstorm ideas while eliminating one assumption at a time.

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The Entrepreneur’s Midlife Crisis

Have you considered the idea that you might be having a middle-aged crisis? Here are seven signs you may be having one.

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The Best Way To Innovate: Big Company Edition

The best way to innovate: Three proven strategies that will work for big companies.

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Sustaining Success: Why Big Companies Need To Slow Down

We’ve all heard some version of Aesop’s fable of the hare and the tortoise. It was written to pass on this simple message: Pragmatic plodding wins the race. Unfortunately, this lesson seems to be lost in most large companies trying to innovate today. The “need for speed” seems to be trumping common sense.

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Office Design Lessons From Innovationland

Six Ideas For Spurring Creativity: Our company has been recognized as having one of the “Coolest Offices” in Chicago on a number of occasions—most recently by Crain’s Chicago Business.

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Could Uber Put FedEx Out Of Business?

Because customer needs, wants and desires are constantly evolving, if you are the leader of a company bent on innovation, the most important question you must ask your team is, “What business could we be in tomorrow?”

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[Press Release] Eminent Business Systems Builder Greg Banks Joins Innovation Firm Maddock Douglas As President And COO

Banks joins innovation firm to “help companies systematically and repeatedly leverage…

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How Innovation Helped Save A Company

It is always nice when a business principle reserved only for the bravest leaders proves itself to be true under the worst possible conditions — a lesson in surviving the perfect storm.

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What Would Uber Do?

Uber is one of my favorite disruptions or “Napster Moments.” This is when someone who has no business being in a business comes in and reinvents the business and puts someone out of business.

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The Echo Of Disruption

The life and health insurance industry can learn from the sound of disruption, hopefully before too much regret sets in.

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Five Wishes Every CEO Wants For The New Year

How The Best Make These Wishes Come True

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Resolution For 2015: Drop More F-Bombs

The best innovators in the world have a different kind of relationship with failure.

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Secret #10: Mind Your Wings, Not Your Runway.

This is the tenth in the 12-part series, "12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup"

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Why Sean Hannity Can’t Innovate

…and Rachel Maddow is in the same boat

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Secret #8: Resist The Curse Of Comfort

This is the eighth in the 12-part series, "12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup"

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Secret #7: Sell A Lot (of a little)

This is the seventh in the 12-part series, "12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup"

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Secret #6: Kinetic Startups Have More Potential

(This is the sixth in the 12-part series, "12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup")

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Secret #5: Mad Scientists Need Not Apply

This is the fifth in the 12-part series, "12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup"

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Secret #4. Don’t Dream Big. Design Big.

This is the fourth in the 12-part series, “12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup”

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Why You Need An Innovation Portfolio

As seen on Forbes A Billion-Dollar Lesson From An Unlikely Suspect As the financial markets crashed, CNBC’s Erin Burnett and the late Mark Haines pressed me during Squawk Box to name

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Secret #3: Is Your Kung Fu Strong?

This is the third in the 12-part series, “12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup”

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Five Ways To Get Closer To Your Most Valuable Fans (Consumers)

As seen on Wired.com Look at Them With New Eyes and You’ll Find the New Business Opportunities “I wish we were able to get closer to our consumers and

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Secret #2: Don’t Fall In Love With Your Idea

This is the second in the 12-part series, “12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup”

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12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup

This is the first in the 12-part series, “12 Secrets To Attracting Investors To Your Startup”

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How The Best Leaders Set Context

The Way You Start A Conversation May Determine The Outcome You Get

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How Olympic Innovation Can Help You Rethink Your Business

How the Olympics are shining a light on an innovation that will change industries. So what is the greatest…

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Politically Incorrect Health Care Ideas That Will Change The World

(…and will be happening sooner than you think) A brainstorming technique that I often suggest is “assume there are no obstacles so that you can push…

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Innovation Isn’t Porn, It’s A Relationship

Powerful relationships take commitment and the right kind of effort. When innovation is compared to anything, it illustrates the fundamental difficulty we have in the representation of abstract concepts. InformationWeek columnist Coverlet

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Five Lessons From Fantasy Football

How To Build Teams That Will Put Points On The Board This is a big year for my youngest son and…

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