Professor Phelps’ raises important issues about the role culture plays in producing economic growth. He espouses that innovation competency is forged in the fiery furnace of experience.Read More »
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Unlike a board of directors, which is subject to influence by outside financial interestsTh like investors, a board of advisors has no vested interest in your company.
Recruit individuals who have different visions of your company and extensive experience in their fields. This group will be committed solely to developing ideas and sharing and exchanging knowledge.Read More »
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Jeff's Blog Update
Aug 31, 2015
A genius is only as great as his brain trust: the circle of mentors and consultants who nurture and enhance his ideas. That all great innovators have great collaborators is no new insight. In 1937, when Napoleon Hill interviewed the richest, most successful men in the world for his wildly Read more »
Aug 24, 2015
Innovation is about bringing together individuals with diverse strengths who can push against each other and build something collaboratively that they never would’ve come up with on their own. Innovation happens when there is constructive conflict, or positive tension, within an organization-not total agreement. In my own work strategizing innovation Read more »
Aug 17, 2015
What happens when the comfort of the old is preferable to the risk of the new? This is the situation all innovators face when presenting their ideas or inventions to a hesitant public: we’re dissatisfied with the way things are now, but we’re not yet willing to embrace the future. Read more »
Aug 10, 2015
How do you build a bridge to a place that doesn’t yet exist? This is the paradoxical challenge that every innovator faces: to envision and reach for the future before it happens. This requires the gift of foresight-a skill that involves seeing emerging opportunities and taking action on those opportunities. Read more »
Aug 3, 2015
Before there were TED talks, there were Chautauquas. In the late-nineteenth century, Americans looking for cultural stimulation and intellectual inspiration gathered for weeklong retreats of lectures, performances, and conversations. These outdoor fairs started at Lake Chautauqua in upstate New York and quickly became a national movement. Under the big tents Read more »
Jeff lead the FedEx Leadership Team through an innovation training workshop, so they can bring innovation to their Divisions.
Jeff delivered a keynote, Leading Innovation, for 100 members of the Zurich Insurance, North America Leadership Team.
KPMG engaged Jeff to lead a discussion on innovation and disruptive technologies that can harness the growth.
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