8 Tips for Dealing with Rejection

As an entrepreneur and innovator, you’re bound to face rejection in your career. No matter what you do, rejection is part of life—whether it’s the job you didn’t get, the college that didn’t accept you, or the girl that you asked out and didn’t give you the response you were hoping for. It’s a necessary […]

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A Killer Idea: Licensing an innovation back to the original innovator

The innovation of inflatable space station modules, now being developed by Bigelow Aerospace as the basis of a commercial space station, has a strange history. The concept was actually developed by NASA as part of a project called Transhab, which contemplated attaching inflatable modules to what would later become the International Space Station. But Congress nixed the idea and […]

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Henry Ford almost lost it all by not recognizing that an innovators job is never done

One of the secrets to being an innovator is the ability to ferret out the unspoken needs and unspoken wants of a customer and then develop a product or service that fills it. But the other secret is the ability to adapt to changing circumstances and constantly improve that product or service to stay ahead […]

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An innovator may have just cured diabetes with the help of US taxpayers

Most people, at least outside of science circles, have never heard of Dr. Taylor Wang, an innovator and the founder of a company called Encapsulife. That may be about to change. According to a recent story in National Review, a device the company has just patented, known broadly as the “Wang Patch,” may provide an effective cure for diabetes, which […]

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Two views of what it means to be an innovator. Where do you fit in?

What is it that makes an individual an innovator? Brenna Sniderman, who writes for Forbes Insights decided to check this out for herself for her article,The Five Personalities of Innovators: Which One Are You? She states “it is not that “ah ha” moment, it’s about the nitty-gritty work that comes after the idea:  getting it accepted and implemented.” […]

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Innovation Coach: 4 Questions You Should Ask Before Selecting One

The emergence of the innovation coach is the newest hot topic in the innovation community. While executive coaching is a well-accepted tool to improve overall organizational and personal performance, can the same be said about innovation coaches? The impact of executive coaching is proven to have an impact.  The Economic Times reports “Coaching resulted in an […]

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How to Avoid The Mistake of Juggling Too Many New Ideas

There seems to be a misguided belief that you can never have too many new ideas. We’re not just referring to creative, innovative ideas that lead to the next big trend or change the face of an industry. It could be something simple that enhances customer service. The difficulty isn’t necessarily coming up with innovative new […]

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The launch of an innovation …

Many of you have probably noticed that I’ve been inconsistent on postings to the blog and the release of podcasts.  There has been a good reason …. On 5 September, we released an innovation that we’ve been working on for 18 months .. 18 all consuming months since I was also doing my normal “day […]

The launch of an innovation