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  • Reputation Management
    The Reputation Economy: Are You Ready?
    You probably grew up getting lectures from your mom about the value of a good reputation. Well, as usual, Mom was right—and maybe more than she knew. Reputation is about to become a capital asset, and it’s going to be digital. I&rsquo...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Myth of Creativity On-Demand
    In a world where a single touch on a screen can bring us any service or product imaginable whenever we want it, creativity still runs at its own pace. It's the one thing we'll never be able to get on-demand: the spark of inspiration that...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Best Way to Look for the Next Big Thing
    The opportunity to innovate may be right in front of your eyes, but turn around or blink and you'll miss it. Seizing on a moment of potential growth or creativity is about having the right field of vision. Think of watching a spectacular...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Positive Thinking: A Brief User's Guide
    Positivity will lift your spirits, but will it lead to meaningful change? The short answer is yes. Clinical studies have shown that people with an optimistic sense of destiny are more effective innovators than those who try to make up for the...
  • Daniel Burrus
    Everyday Innovation Can Produce Big Results
    So many companies get obsessed with scoring the next Big Innovation. Of course we’re all hungry to find that next giant disruptive idea that will revolutionize our industry. However, how often can you truly expect that big stroke of genius...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Future Has Come and Gone: You Just Missed It
    The fundamental difference between leading and leading innovation is simply this: there is no data on the future where breakthrough innovation happens. Try guessing what will be the hot consumer electronics item in three years or what miracle...
  • Daniel Burrus
    The Privacy Revolt: The Growing Demand For Privacy-as-a-Service (PaaS)
    There’s one thing just about every company has in common right now. Without even necessarily meaning to, they have in some way become the proprietor of a new kind of wealth. I’m referring of course to their customers’ data. But...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Want Radical Innovation? Here's Where to Look
    Innovation happens behind-the-scenes. It's often not the faces of a company--the directors and managers--who come up with breakthrough ideas but the individuals working out of public view, in the background. These are the people who can see...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The New Rules of Innovation
    Go back to the basics. That is the imperative of radical innovation: take a look at the underlying rules and principles that guide your organization and see what happens when you change them. This often means disrupting and unsettling rules that...
  • CHOP
    Philadelphia, this Springs healthcare conference hub
    Philadelphia, a national hub for healthcare and life science innovation, will be buzzing with healthcare providers and professionals this Spring. In addition to the hundreds of hospitals and medical facilities located in the Greater Philadelphia...
  • Save the dates: National Capital Region STEM events to engage ALL students
    Save the dates: National Capital Region STEM fairs & expos educate ALL students
    It is no surprise that when students declare their majors, it's the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) aficionados - those aspiring statisticians, civil engineers, network architects, neuroscientists,etc. - who get all the love...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Inverse Innovation Cycle: How Failure Becomes Success
    There's something that leaders don't tell you about success. It occurs in a seemingly inverse order: after failure and then before it. It's the strange cycle that characterizes all innovation: the failure that comes with...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation Starts in the Belly of the Beast
    In the Biblical parable, God commands Jonah to make a journey to a foreign land and preach against the wicked. Instead Jonah sets sail in the opposite direction believing that the unrighteous were unworthy of salvation. The almighty raises a storm...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Critics Make the Best Innovation Evangelists
    Smart people can make bad innovators. The brilliant thinkers at the top of their field are often the individuals least willing to take the risks required to implement deep change. Innovation is a highly iterative process based on trial and error....
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation in Higher Education: Here We Go Again
    According the Chronicle of Higher Education and National Public Radio, competency based education is the new thing. Actually, it’s the old thing. Vocational education, once the main road to middle class prosperity in America, has returned...
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