Innovation and Risk Taking (part 1)

Innovation and Risk Taking (part 1)

To have this post make the most sense, hopefully you’re familiar with Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm… if you’re not, here’s a resource from Ian Waring to get you familiar. I’ve found this cheat sheet super useful when articulating drivers behind strategy choices,...
Change is a MuST*

Change is a MuST*

*The wonky capitalization is deliberate…please keep reading to see why. “The only constant is change.” How many times have we all heard that? “Change agents needed.” Does that phrase make your skin crawl? Ultimately, change is both an essential and abhorrent part of...
Creative Boredom

Creative Boredom

Several years ago, I heard a piece about the origin of creativity and where we get great ideas. (I’ll say it was 60 Minutes, maybe in 2004, but while the idea stuck, the source did not) The phrase from the piece that resonated was “Bed, bath and bus.” The concept...
Honest self-reflection

Honest self-reflection

If I said “Innovators innovate” you’d probably say, “obviously!” It sure sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But remember, common sense isn’t always common practice. Have you ever met someone who is a true innovator who only uses proven technology in her own life? I find it...