Innovation starts at the top. Leaders need to create the vision and live the values.
Innovation can happen anywhere. Anyone can do it, but not everyone is good at it.
Innovation is a Team Sport. Operating inside silo’s is deadly. Collaborate..
Innovation is never easy. But it is always possible. Step by step. Project by Project.
Listen to ideas. Innovation relies on trust. Reward Bravery. Embrace Risk Learn from Failure
Define Your Measures of Success. Small ideas need room and time to grow.
Just because it works for Google doesn’t mean it will work for you. Create an innovation culture that fits… More on that last point…Dont let your environment define your strategy…Create a strategy that defines your environment!
The Customer is not always right, but they do sit at the heart of all innovation
Speed is Mission Critical. Fail Early. Fail Fast. Fail inexpensively.
Bonuses are particularly dangerous because they invite bankers to game the system by hiding the risks of rare and hard-to-predict but consequential blow-ups… The ancients were fully aware of this upside-without-downside asymmetry, and they built simple rules in response. Nearly 4,000 years ago, Hammurabi’s code specified this: “If a builder builds a house for a man and does not make its construction firm, and the house which he has built collapses and causes the death of the owner of the house, that builder shall be put to death.”
This was simply the best risk-management rule ever. The Babylonians understood that the builder will always know more about the risks than the client, and can hide fragilities and improve his profitability by cutting corners — in, say, the foundation. The builder can also fool the inspector; the person hiding risk has a large informational advantage over the one who has to find it.
I snapped a twig and dropped the halves on the ground about eight inches apart to form targets for my landings. The 100-Up consists of two parts. For the “Minor,” you stand with both feet on the targets and your arms cocked in running position. “Now raise one knee to the height of the hip,” George writes, “bring the foot back and down again to its original position, touching the line lightly with the ball of the foot, and repeat with the other leg.”
That’s all there is to it. But it’s not so easy to hit your marks 100 times in a row while maintaining balance and proper knee height. Once you can, it’s on to the Major: “The body must be balanced on the ball of the foot, the heels being clear of the ground and the head and body being tilted very slightly forward… . Now, spring from the toe, bringing the knee to the level of the hip… . Repeat with the other leg and continue raising and lowering the legs alternately. This action is exactly that of running.”
Cucuzzella didn’t like it as a teaching method — he loved it. “It makes so much physiological and anatomical sense,” he said. “The key to injury-free running is balance, elasticity, stability in midstance and cadence. You’ve got all four right there.”
Q:What about the ruling class in America? How likely is it that they’ll have an open fascist system here?
Chomsky:I think it’s very unlikely frankly. They don’t have the force. About a century ago, in the freest countries in the world, Britain and the United Sates at the time, the dominant classes came to understand that they can’t control the population by force any longer. Too much freedom had been won by struggles like these, and they realized it. It’s discussed in their literature. They recognize that they’re going to have to shift their tactics to control of attitudes and beliefs instead of just the cudgel. It can’t do what it used to do. You have to control attitudes and beliefs. In fact that’s when the public relations industry began. It began in the United States and England. The free countries where you had to control beliefs and attitudes, to induce consumerism, to induce passivity, apathy and distraction. It’s a barrier, but it’s a lot easier to overcome than torture and the Gestapo. I don’t think the circumstances are any longer there to institute anything like what we call fascism.
This new “invite only” shopping site promises cool merch and fashion for cheap prices…. But their launch strategy is what’s really blowing me away. You can’t get access unless 5 of your friends sign up to join. If 50 friends join, you get free shipping for life. Genius.
Walk around while seeing the world upside down and backward. Hurtle two stories toward the earth in a metal and plastic tube as others watch and, almost certainly, laugh. Ingest an unidentified white pill, or a fistful if you choose. Inhale an amphetaminelike substance said to induce amorous feelings. Feel your nose grow. Feel the walls shift around you. Feel yourself slam face first into a tree at high speed. Or, if you really want to prove your dedication to art, take off all your clothes and lie with friends or strangers in a modified sensory deprivation tank in heavily salinized water, heated to the temperature of human skin.
This sounds absolutely awesome. Art as experience.
We need more people like Howard Schultz around. The CEO of Starbucks just launched an unprecedented program called “Create Jobs for America” with the goal of funding loans to American Small Businesses and hence, igniting job creation. Through the program, Starbucks will solicit small donations from its customers. These donations will then be turned into equity that can be leveraged 7 to 1 to create much larger loans.
Pretty incredible. I hope that this ignites a wave of big businesses using their networks, influence and power to accomplish huge amounts of social good. I can’t wait to see the results.
According to The New York Times, “The Starbucks Foundation is starting things off with a $5 million donation. Schultz is hoping to convince other national retail chains to participate as well — so that Starbucks isn’t the only place people can join in the effort. And, of course, he is hoping that Starbucks customers will flock to it in droves.
It makes me so disappointed when people blindly believe the rumor, hearsay and misinformation that now spreads like a superbug across the web and that burrows deep into the media.
It doesn’t seem like many people stop to research the content they read to see if it’s true, or god forbid, make a well-considered decision for themselves. Which is funny to me, since we have more information at our fingertips than ever.
I guess it’s easier to believe the ridiculous and the extreme, point fingers, villify and jump on the bandwagon. Easier to reblog or link instead of think. I wish more people would put in the effort and reach their own conclusions, instead of latching on to whatever opinion’s en vogue.
Myself included sometimes. Here’s to committing to not taking the easy way out.
In what may be the Gettysburg Address of graduation speechism, Jobs spoke at Stanford, in 2005. Ever the corporate rebel, he did not dress for the occasion, but wore jeans and dark sneakers under his black robe. He did not shave. He told three personal stories, and the third was about death, which “is the destination we all share. No one has ever escaped it. And that is as it should be, because Death is very likely the single best invention of Life. It is Life’s change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new.”
One of the nonprofits I support shared my name and address with some company that subsequently sent it out to hundreds upon hundreds of other nonprofits. Every day, I get at least two pieces of mail from charities - some that I’ve heard of, some that I haven’t - asking me for my money. Some days it’s more like five pieces. I wouldn’t be so upset about this if these nonprofits didn’t include actual pennies and nickels pasted inside their envelopes. Ridiculous. Today, I received an envelope that had two notepads, a dreamcatcher, stickers, and mailing labels from a nonprofit I’ve never heard of and is Christian-affiliated (I’m Jewish). What a waste of money. These are the most backwards fundraising efforts I’ve ever witnessed.
Join the internet age, stop sending junk mail, and figure out your target demographic. Social media and online giving campaigns are a whole lot more effective then guilting potential supporters through loose change.
I am categorically opposed to anything Monsanto touches. I just hope people don’t start to believe the BS that this “US Farmers and Ranchers Alliance” starts to spew out, conveniently timed to begin just before their government subsidies are set to expire. This is grassroots as guise for Big Ag. Stop selling us misinformation.