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Will My Job Be Completely Different Very, Very Soon?

Is your company going to become a forgotten bit of history? Is your industry heading for a Napster Moment? Is your expert status at risk? “Control your own destiny or someone else will.” —Jack Welch

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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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Five Ways To Successfully Innovate

See if this sounds familiar to you: The CEO says, “We must become more innovative.” She hires or assigns a Chief Innovation Officer. An innovation task force is formed. The task force comes up

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Driving Change: Would You Be A Successful Chief Innovation Officer?

Is the “CInO” title in Your Future? Should it be? Innovation distinguishes between a leader and a follower. —Steve Jobs Do you think Jobs was talking about companies or people? After two decades of

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Is It Too Late To Reinvent Our Universities?

Scholarship? No Thanks. If you were offered a healthy scholarship that still left you with five figures worth of debt at graduation…

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Trump Aside, Why Higher Ed Needs Entrepreneurs

Three Reasons Entrepreneurs Can And Must Fix Our Colleges There has been plenty of news lately about Donald Trump, President Obama and…

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Why Growth Is So Hard And What To Do About It

There is a simple question that when deeply considered, can change your business instantly. It is a question that enormous companies usually get wrong and small companies often get right. It is

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[Video] Jar Talk No. 3: Financial Advisor Vs. The Prosumer

A prosumer is what happens when the new consumer becomes an expert. See how it impacts today’s financial advisor. Let’s help them get their groove back, shall we? Based on

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The Tax You Pay For A Bad Idea

If you work for a company that loves to tell the world—through its ads, marketing materials, email blasts and the like—how innovative it is, while all the while it’s losing

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Three Secrets To Reinventing Your Industry (Before Someone Else Does)

Pop quiz hot shot: What do NASA and Honey Boo Boo have in common? A lot, as it turns out.

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LIMRA 2013 Distribution Conference

If life insurance never existed, what would it look like if someone invented it today? How would the consumer packaged goods industry create “insurance” products? Is the “Sold, Not Bought”

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The Three Superhero Powers Of Great Innovators — And How You Can Use Them

After more than two decades of working alongside some of the world’s best innovators—people at companies large and small who have not only reshaped their organizations but their industries—I got to thinking about what they have in common. So with a respectful nod to Stan Lee, I submit a short list of superhero powers every innovator should have.

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What To Do When Your Business Sucks Too Much

It turns out 80 percent of everything we do in business creates a sucking sound. More specifically, our current businesses are being sucked of time, energy, resources and profits 80 percent of the time.

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