What is Innovation?

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Are you missing out on your next million-dollar idea? I see it happen all the time. Why? Because that million-dollar (or hundred- or thousand-dollar) idea requires innovation—and most people don’t understand innovation. Because of that, they assume that they “just aren’t an innovative person.” All of that can change when you understand what innovation really is.

If you’re a video person, I lay it all out in the video below. If reading is more your thing, skip the video ...

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Ketchup and Innovation

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There's a common misconception that innovations have to be ground-breaking, mind-bending, and earth-shattering in order to qualify as "true" innovations. Well, it turns out that innovations can come in all sizes and shapes!

If you're a video person, I lay it all out in the video below. If reading is more your thing, skip the video and hop straight to the transcript below!

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Are You Wearing Blinders?

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It happens to all of us from time to time. We miss out on something great — an insightful podcast, a hot show on Netflix, or, maybe, that million-dollar idea — all because we're wearing blinders. And yes, it can even happen to you!

If you're a video person, I lay it all out in the video below. If reading is more your ...

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How To Turn A Thanksgiving Strategy Into Awesome Business Growth

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This Thursday those of us in the United States will celebrate Thanksgiving Day — and, along with it, a tradition that dates all the way back to 1981!

I’m talking, of course, about the Butterball Turkey Talk Line — the go-to crisis center for all things turkey. This was a brilliantly innovative idea from the folks at Butterball!

At the core, it’s a simple idea, based on a common problem: cooking a turkey. Most people only do it once a year, ...

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How To Make Your Business Thrive Through A Crisis

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During times of crisis (like, say, a global pandemic), some organizations (businesses, community groups, associations, etc.) will fold, while others will flourish. This has been true throughout history.

So what is it that separates the two? Luck? Timing? A smile from the Fates?

My research shows that, more than anything else, one single trait makes the difference. One asset — which is completely free and is available to anyone — separates the organizations that ...

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An Innovative Cure For The Coronavirus Blues

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Let’s not beat around the bush. We are going through an unimaginably (at least until recently) difficult time — a time that requires innovative thinking. At some point, of course, the news will start to get better. But as of now, it just seems to be getting worse and worse.

It’s difficult to take. It’s all too easy (and perfectly justifiable) to fall into despair, or even depression. And there’s a certain part of that that’s appropriate. It’s part of the ...

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