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Talk about nothing wasted. Behold the founding story, which reads more like a creation myth, of Poo~Pourri. A 40-year old woman from Jonesboro, Arkansas declares her second bankruptcy. Conventional “rules” of success did not work for her life. To heal she renounces the world of commerce and takes two-year spiritual [...]
Sat, Aug 18, 2018
Source: Innovation Excellence
Every organization wants to be effective. Ask any business executive whether they want to achieve a level of organizational effectiveness, and no doubt the answer will be positive – who wouldn't want that? But to achieve it, we first have to define what it really means. Maryann Gallivan, President and [...]
Fri, Aug 17, 2018
Source: Innovation Excellence
The streets of Manila are busy and chaotic, and something about the chaos is fascinating and comforting. At every turn, people are selling things. You can count on someone singing karaoke as early as 4 p.m. in the afternoon. And you can hear children laughing and playing outside after school. [...]
Tue, Aug 14, 2018
Source: 99u
Look back to San Francisco in August 2002 when James Freeman's idea to start Blue Bottle Coffee began to take shape. You'll see an uninspired professional clarinet player who decided to invest $20,000 to turn his hobby of roasting coffee into a business. It began with an espresso cart. Sixteen [...]
Mon, Aug 13, 2018
Source: 99u
By Nurit Shmilovitz-Vardi We've all been there. Your manager assigns your next project, handing you the relevant materials along with the following demand: “This needs to be big. I want something different, something that stands out, fresh new ideas—something innovative!” Outwardly you nod, exclaim some words of apparent enthusiasm and motivation, excited to [...]
Mon, Jul 23, 2018
Source: Innovation in Practice
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