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Here’s my recent quote in a Chicago Tribune article about the pitfalls of patents for entrepreneurs – followed by some advice on what to do instead: SUQUAMISH, Kitsap County In a large, converted 2,000-square-foot garage at the home of Scott McCoskery is where you’ll find what’s possibly the origins of many… Source: Fidget spinner pioneer trying not
‘Incrementalism’ only sounds like the next horrible religion to captivate Tom Cruise. It’s actually a chronic condition that’s claimed countless corporate careers. Its devastation can be measured in thousands of yards – of yacht downgrades. Before donating to your local Adopt-a-Yacht chapter, let’s study incrementalism’s latest victim, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer. Ms. Mayer opened the door to infection
Even the biggest grouch has to feel a little optimistic about today’s social entrepreneurs. They’re like 60’s hippies high on quinoa and VC cash, instead of weed and Dylan records. Surely, one is bound to save the world. So when Entrepreneur Magazine asked me if charitable startups can be good businesses, I felt like the
At 6:40pm last night, I entered a room full of criminals. Ex-cons, to be exact. Needless to say, I couldn’t have been more conflicted about where to leave my laptop bag. I got over it by the time the hugging started. You might be wondering, how long after taking mushrooms is it safe to write
The key to succeeding in this new world of content is Gravity.
In my 4C’s of Innovation program, culture can make or break new ideas. Why? Innovation is change. Change is scary and uncomfortable. It means losing your favorite Snuggie, moving to a new city, or trying a pungent new cuisine served where carpets hang on walls. On walls. In business, it means daring to compete with your own successful product
Four months after leaving American Express, I got a distressed call from a startup I brought into the company to build an innovative new service. Even though I was already deep into my book tour, I did exactly what Batman would have done – put on a flowy cape and agreed to meet. They needed advice –