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  • Jeff DeGraff
    When Nobody Wants Your Innovation
    What happens when the comfort of the old is preferable to the risk of the new? This is the situation all innovators face when presenting their ideas or inventions to a hesitant public: we're dissatisfied with the way things are now, but we'...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Three Realities of Innovators
    How do you build a bridge to a place that doesn't yet exist? This is the paradoxical challenge that every innovator faces: to envision and reach for the future before it happens. This requires the gift of foresight-a skill that involves seeing...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Before There Were TED Talks, There Were Chautauquas
    Before there were TED talks, there were Chautauquas. In the late-nineteenth century, Americans looking for cultural stimulation and intellectual inspiration gathered for weeklong retreats of lectures, performances, and conversations. These outdoor...
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    Springwise: Monitoring technology
    The powers of technology are gaining momentum with every passing day as creative people discover increasingly innovative ways to use technology to enhance daily life across a wide array of spectrums. It can be a difficult process to keep track of...
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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....
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