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New The Next Idea: For better or worse, technology erodes boundary between personal and professional life

In this Next Idea, Jeff talks about the effects of technology on your personal and professional life.

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New The Next Idea: Nobel Prizes show that the biggest innovations are happening at a molecular level

In the Next Idea, Jeff talks about the three basic phases of innovation development.

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New Inc. Article: Making Innovation Happen in the most Challenging Situations

Paul Kortenhoven shares thoughts with Jeff DeGraff on how to encourage innovation- even in the most challenging situations and unequal economies.

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Making Innovation Happen in the Most Challenging Situations

Innovation is about making our world better and new. While there are some regions that are dealing with the speed and complexity of hyper-innovation, there are others that are struggling to integrate innovation in the most fundamental forms: clean water, reliable food sources, basic health care and safety from violence. Read more »


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 »

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Jeff leads another session of the Technology Leaders Development Course for General Electric. The best companies see the benefit of development, training and innovation for all employees.


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


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

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