Month: January 2016

How Going Big Can Actually Reduce Risk

In our professional lives, we often find ourselves launching something new. It could be a new product, service, ad campaign, recipe, geographic expansion, process overhaul, sales contest or even an internal cultural shift. No matter what you’re launching, you have a choice to make: Dip your toe in the water slowly, or go big. Instinctively, the bashful […]

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What do Ford and Amazon Have In Common (And What Can You Learn From Them)?

While both are giants in their respective industries, Ford and Amazon are very different on the surface.  One was the bellwether of the industrial era, while the other helped ring in the digital age over 90 years later.  The automaker conjures up scenes of three-piece suits, while the tech firm evokes images of jeans and […]

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How “Micro-Innovations” Can Drive Breakaway Results

The concept of innovation can be completely overwhelming.  Images of Edison inventing the light bulb or Henry Ford revolutionizing manufacturing push the idea of innovation outside the reach of us mere mortals.  If we define innovation as a gigantic, change-the-world, cure-cancer type breakthrough, the concept is relegated to a select few: billionaires, mad scientist inventors, […]

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Chew On This!

Caron Proschan loves healthy living.  She also loves gum.  After finishing an energizing workout at the gym one day, she reached for her pack of gum and realized a huge disconnect.  With plenty of healthy, all-natural food and beverage options, why was her gum a troubling shade of alien blue and packed with un-pronounceable chemicals […]

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Life Give You Lemons? Make Tacos.

Imagine how lousy you’d feel if the restaurant you owned suffered a late night break-in. Glass shattered, your place in shambles, and valuables missing. You’d probably feel violated, frustrated, angry, and completely bummed out. Those feelings are common when we’re dealt a setback. It’s easy to play the victim and let life’s challenges stop us dead in […]

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