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New The Next Idea: When it comes to attracting corporations to Michigan, talent tops low tax

In this Next Idea, Jeff talks about the reasons corporations relocate.

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New Inc. Article: The Top Three Creativity Blockers — and How to Manage Them

Jeff discusses three different factors that impede innovation and how we can manage them.

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New Salon Article: This is the end of marriage, capitalism and God. Finally!

Jeff writes about the social innovation millennials are taking part in and how it’s changing our culture.

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Innovating Your Way to a Good Job

If you feel like some people have no problem finding a job-even in the most difficult job markets-you’re not mistaken. These seemingly lucky individuals know something: You don’t get a job by competing in the same game as every other job searcher and applicant-you get it by innovating. Want to Read more »


How to Stop Self-Sabotaging Your Creativity

It’s easier to start from scratch than it is to get out of a creative rut. That’s because we know a lot more about what sparks creativity than we do about what blocks it. The Greeks believed that inspiration came to us through muses who literally visited us. Freud insisted Read more »


It’s the Talent, Stupid

Six presidential campaigns later, I’ve still got Bill Clinton’s iconic 1992 slogan running through my head: It’s the economy, stupid. But it’s not the economy that I’m thinking about–it’s corporate relocation that’s on my mind. What was so effective about Clinton’s irresistible one-liner is the way it redirected American attention. Read more »


The Conscious Company and Other Myths

The Conscious Company: it’s that buzzy piece of corporate speak we’ve all been hearing and using without really thinking about it. The irony is that we’re not conscious of what so-called company consciousness actually means. What most organizations really mean when they call themselves “conscious” is conscientious: wishing to do Read more »


Walking The Tightrope On The Innovation Bell Curve

Breakthrough innovation typically starts at the edges of the bell curve in the challenge of a crisis or the prospect of an outstanding opportunity. This is because the risk of deviating from the standard way of doing things and the reward of taking a chance on something new is reversed Read more »

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Jeff visited Argus Software in Florida last week to discuss innovation there.


Jeff spoke about innovation at Deluxe Entertainment Services Group last week.


Jeff met with individuals at AB InBev this past week to help promote innovation there.

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