Everything I Learned About Ethics I Learned in Boy Scouts

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Should You Use a Data-Driven Approach to Innovation?

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Data-Driven Approach to Innovation

4 Questions New Leaders Should Ask

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I’m Joining CableLabs as the President and CEO

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Video of the book launch event at the Computer History Museum

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Slides For “Predicting The Future: Answers Versus Questions” Speech

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Setting The Right Innovation Focus

https://www.indiana.edu/~iprc/alumni/?books=thesis-template-ubc   If you are a regular reader of the blog and/or listener of the podcast, your familiar with the basic foundation of the Killer Innovations approach is to define the area of focus for an innovation and then ask the “right question” (If you are not, go have a listen). I’ve covered the topic of […]

Plan For Change Because It Is Coming

Change is inevitable but it doesn’t always have to be a surprise. When we become comfortable in our position (industry structure, market leadership, etc), we open the door for change to catch us by surprise. How do you keep your eye’s open? By scanning the areas of possible change …. and planning for the unlikely. Taking […]

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Presentation: An Introduction to the Killer Innovation Approach

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