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The way to get started…

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”            - Walt Disney  Q: What most differentiates an entrepreneur from other bright, innovative people? A: The drive to put ideas into action without undue hesitation or over-analysis. This doesn’t mean they don’t gather and analyze info or strategize […]

Do not fear to be eccentric

“Do not fear to be eccentric in opinion, for every opinion now accepted was once eccentric.” – Bertrand Russell While blind faith in our intuition is risky, it’s a far greater risk to listen to the opinions of the great majority of advisers, who have been trained to look for the downside. They collect stories […]

12 Simple Steps to Kill Innovation

    1. Hire innovative talent 2. Expect innovators to fit into rigid rules about cultural norms 3.  Allow gossip about small perceived differences to run rampant 4. Listen to people who demonize the innovator for not fitting into the mold 5. Become annoyed that the innovator can’t seem to confirm 6. Place more emphasis […]

Invest more money to lose better people?

Few leaders would agree that this is sound business strategy. And yet it happens often, even in sophisticated organizations with significant resources. One example: In the midst of working on talent acquisition strategy with a leading bank, an urgent need arose to trouble-shoot recruiting and retention for the role of personal banker in hundreds of […]