Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

The Personal Brewery

Every once in a while a new product or business is announced and I’m immediately pissed about not thinking of it first. This is the latest (courtesy of the SpringWise Newsletter): It’s the WilliamsWarn Personal Brewery. According to the website, … Continue reading

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7-Eleven’s Secret Weapon

Grant McCracken says there’s a revolution coming. In his recent post on the HBR blog, he describes how he was recently transformed from “Major Grumpy-Pants” to a satisfied customer at his local Whole Foods. It wasn’t a happenstance encounter with … Continue reading

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Culture Trumps Strategy, Every Time

Nolifer Merchant is a corporate advisor, CEO of Rubicon Consulting and speaker on innovation methods. She is also the author of a book entitled The New How. In a recent post on the HBR Blog, Nolifer discusses how culture — … Continue reading

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Passive Honesty vs. Active Honesty

Passive honesty acknowledges only that which has already come to light. Passive honesty has been, for a long time, the highest standard of honesty to which businesses were held. Passive honesty is also the lowest threshold to still qualify as … Continue reading

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My Boycott on Strategy (Part 2)

‘Strategy’ has become a buzz word. As I concluded in my last post… There are two primary abuses of the word ‘strategy’ in marketing which have eroded its value and promoted it to buzz word status: 1. Referring to tactics … Continue reading

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Do you ever feel like Chuck Heston?

Sometimes I do, because as it turns out, Soylent Green has something in common with your business. And like Chuck Heston, I feel like no one will believe me: Your business is people. From yourself to your employees to your customers, … Continue reading

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The Folding Concrete Block

Simple. Stunning. Genius. Dror Benshetrit is an Israeli designer who has likely revolutionized architecture, home furnishing, art, and even humanitarianism with a single innovation. He calls it the QuaDror. It was featured in today’s SpringWise Newsletter of startup business ideas and … Continue reading

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