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    5 career options in a recovering economy
    Job seekers need to consider targets outside their industry, according Challenger, Gray & Christmas, Inc. “Nearly three in ten successful job seekers switched industries in the first half of 2015,” says the global outplacement and...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Wisdom of the Rule of Three
    For years I trained consultants in the ambiguous and complex art of innovation at a prestigious consulting firm. I was amused at their indoctrination which included an unbending adherence to the rule of three. No, not that bad things happen in...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Win the Innovation Race
    Innovation is less like a sprint or a marathon than a relay race: a team event where the hand-offs between each phase are the most crucial moments of the competition. Bringing together the fastest people won't necessarily ensure a first-place...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Picture This: Using Visual Aids to Inspire Creativity
    Picture it: this is a phrase that so many creative thinkers use when they're introducing their new project. The best ideas begin with a compelling image. In a single image lies a larger story, a whole series of suggestions, memories from the...
  • On Demand Surges in LA
    Silicon Beach Fest 2015 expands, attracts thousands
    Kicking off summer startup festivities since 2013, Silicon Beach Fest 2015 opened Wednesday night at a new venue and with more than 2,000 techies expected to attend. For the past three days, the Marina Del Rey Hotel has been abuzz with activity as...
  • Karbach Brewing
    Karbach Brewing releases Brett IPA, first beer in its Fieldworks series
    Houston’s Karbach Brewing is a fast- growing business and in its relatively short existence, it has already established itself as an innovative brewery with a large and growing portfolio of beers. Now, Karbach is ready to continue its spirit...
  • Innovation is key word at Paris Air Show
    Innovation is key word at Paris Air Show
    With innovation being the buzzword of the aerospace industry, the week-long Paris Air Show ended today (Sunday) with a number of interesting developments.The Association of Foreign Press, in collaboration with GIFAS, the organizer of the show,...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Free Up Your Ability to Think Creatively
    The biggest obstacle you face on the path to creativity is yourself. It's the internal barrier that limits the way all of us think and see the world: our dominant logic. Everyone has a set of tenets or beliefs that determines what we value and...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Open Source Innovation: What's In and What's Out
    The twenty-first century software industry owes a lot to a certain eighteenth-century inventor. Open source innovation is a phrase we tend to associate with post-millennial creativity, but it's actually a three-hundred-year-old idea. Benjamin...
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    Subway's "non-traditional" blueprint for success
    I put “non-traditional” in quotation marks because, after recently opening their 5,000th branch within a convenience store/ gas station in Lima, Peru, these locations are more accurately described as 'non-exceptional'. Yet...
  • Daniel Burrus
    Transformational Planning
    Whenever I think about the subject of planning, a quote from Benjamin Franklin always pops into my mind: “If you fail to plan, you are planning to fail.” Successful people, and successful businesses, all know how important planning is....
  • People want beer
    The people of theworld want beer
    When I have the opportunity to experience hundreds of different beers, it inspires my imagination. My mind drifts and dwells on the great explorations of the world; where ideas began and where they led; often exploring outside of the mainstream...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Innovator's Storybook: Creativity and the Well-Told Tale
    There are six irresistible words at the start of all major innovations: let me tell you a story. Behind every great change is a well-told tale--a compelling narrative that pulls you into its world but also teaches you something new about our own...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Good, the Bad, and the Future of Creative Collaboration
    Innovators know that sharing isn't just caring--it's the only way to get by. Collaboration has recently emerged as the defining characteristic of creativity and growth in nearly all sectors and industries. The singular genius who works...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How Rules and Bureaucracy Breed Innovation
    Most of the matter in the known universe is stuff that we have no way of seeing. Dark matter--the incredibly dense, invisible material that exists between stars, planets, and all the other objects that we can see--accounts for over 80 percent of...
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