Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 2)

The topics covered in Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation (available on Amazon and at bookstores starting December 8, 2015) naturally fall into three distinct areas: The “Big Ideas” of Implementation The “People Aspects” of Implementation The “Process” of Implementation We are hashing out each of these three distinct content areas in…

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Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 1)

 “A good idea is about ten percent. Implementation, hard work, and luck is 90 percent.” — Guy Kawasaki   The very purpose of innovation is to change things up, move processes forward, and disrupt the status quo. “Innovation for the sake of innovation” is a misuse of a very powerful and beneficial tool. Innovating in…

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Innovation Management: Keeping Up With the Digital World

All Aboard the Sensor Revolution: How the Internet of Things is Driving Innovation Those who are plugged in know that technology is a swift changing animal—a shapeshifter always in flux, moving forward at a terabit-fast pace. Keeping up with every new buzz and innovation is undoubtedly whiplash-inducing. But look away and you’ll be left behind.…

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The best business book of the year – Robert's Rules of Innovation II

New Book by Successful Serial Entrepreneur Guides Businesses to Adapt a Post Recession Mindset of New Product Development and Innovation  “Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: the Art of Implementation,” an informative, entertaining, and hands-on guidebook, is available December 8, 2015…   Innovation thought-leader and international entrepreneur Robert Brands leads readers in their quest to implement…

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The best business book of the year – Robert's Rules of Innovation II

New Book by Successful Serial Entrepreneur Guides Businesses to Adapt a Post Recession Mindset of New Product Development and Innovation  “Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: the Art of Implementation,” an informative, entertaining, and hands-on guidebook, is available December 8, 2015…   Innovation thought-leader and international entrepreneur Robert Brands leads readers in their quest to implement…

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Prime Time Innovation: Why Audiences Can’t Get Enough of “Shark Tank” and Other Entrepreneurial Reality TV Shows

Move over rose wielding bachelors and cha-chaing celebutantes, reality TV has crowned a new ratings darling: ABC’s “Shark Tank”. The show’s premise is simple: it’s essentially a business pitch competition where entrepreneurs pitch their business ideas on live TV to a panel of investors known as the “sharks”. Rapid-fire deals are negotiated on the spot…

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Corporate Survival Book – The Importance of Innovation

In today’s “innovate or die” environment, existing businesses should innovate more than ever to stay on top Even in this age of technological advancements and startup culture, real innovation is a rare thing to find. Martin Zwilling, an American business executive, entrepreneur, and author, recently published an article on Forbes.com titled, How Great Entrepreneurs Spell Continuous Innovation featuring excerpts from the classic corporate survival book, Robert’s Rules of…

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The Path to Leading by Example

No matter what industry you’re a part of, chances are you’ve had to deal with seemingly unreasonable demands and double standards from your direct supervisors, bosses, and clients. Perhaps, you’ve been contacted after-hours to make adjustments to your company’s impending press release the next day. Or your work environment has grown increasingly tense because your…

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Risk: The Unavoidable Rite of Passage in Value Creation in Innovation

There are a lot of moving gears involved with value creation. Talent, originality, intelligence, and circumstance all play a part in the sustainable process of innovation. However, these qualities can appear abstract and elusive. Is it possible to gauge a prospective employee’s resume or curriculum vitae for any of these respective characteristics? Are there metrics…

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Net Results, Net Reward

The last imperative in Robert’s Rules of Innovation is NET RESULT, NET REWARD. Innovation is ultimately about achieving ROI derived from the alchemy of ideas-to-money. Reward and recognize the people who assisted in the profitable growth of the new product or idea produced is essential for a sustainable effort. Robert’s Rules of Innovation will guide…

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