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Don't Hire Entrepreneurs; Hire Entrepreneurial Spirit

Don't Hire Entrepreneurs; Hire Entrepreneurial Spirit | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
It's the difference between hiring people who work for you -- or themselves.
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Hire for attitude not aptitude nor employment history.

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Sustainable success in business today is all about firstly having great ideas and secondly being able to execute them.
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You're doing it wrong

You're doing it wrong | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Smartphones and tablets, along with apps connected to new cloud-computing platforms, are revolutionizing the workplace. We’re still early in this workplace transformation, and the tools so familiar
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Tools drive cultural change.

New Technology X Old Thinking = FAIL

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The Phoenix Principle: Like Sbarro, Will You Be the Next Domino to Fall?

The Phoenix Principle: Like Sbarro, Will You Be the Next Domino to Fall? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
In fast changing, global markets understanding trends is the most important part of planning - or you could end up like Sbarro.
David Ednie's insight:

Plan for the future, not from the past

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25 Most Essential Insights About Innovation

25 Most Essential Insights About Innovation | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Innovation is difficult. You are not the only one who thinks it's a challenge. It has been a struggle for me the last 25 years as manager, consultant, facilitator and as founder of the FORTH
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1. The problem of brainstorms is the inability of people to let go of the old ideas.
2. For most companies evolutionary ideas are quite revolutionary.
3. Research turns $ in knowledge, innovation turns knowledge into $.

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Progressive training's curator insight, March 10, 10:22 AM

25 Most Essential Insights About Innovation

#Innovation

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18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently

18 Things Highly Creative People Do Differently | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Creativity works in mysterious and often paradoxical ways. Creative thinking is a stable, defining characteristic in some personalities, but it may also change based on situation and context. Inspiration and ideas often arise seemingly out of nowhere...
David Ednie's insight:

Creative people love to expose themselves to new experiences, sensations and states of mind - and this openness is a significant predictor of creative output.

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DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR?

DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES TO BE AN ENTREPRENEUR? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Over the past few years I have watched so many people in my entrepreneurial network walk away from their business and return to full time employment. Why? No doubt the economy is tough and in tough...
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With little tenacity and a "can do" attitude, powered by passion and purpose you can achieve anything.

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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Don't sabotage yourself.
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Networking is like art. There are great artists, good artist and improving artists. The art of being a great networker is all about asking questions, and showing sincere interest in the other person for no other reason than you are interetsed.

If you are in sales, prospecting is networking with a purpose.

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Three Mistakes to Avoid When Networking

# Networking

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The Unexpected Benefits of Rapid Prototyping

The Unexpected Benefits of Rapid Prototyping | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Build business partners' confidence with intervention design.
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The obvious benefit of rapid prototyping is getting early versions of your product into the hands of your target customers. Then refining and improving your product based on customer feedback and then repeating the process as required. The less obvious benefit and the primary benefit - I believe - is the impact on accelerating customer adoption of the final product. The rapid prototyping process creates "pre-early adopters" who are familiar with and love your product because they co-designed it with you. Leverage these early adopters/opinion leaders by "Tipping the Funnel". Get them to tell their families, friends and colleagues...

The broader benefits of Rapid Prototyping are:

1) Accelerating Time to Revenue 

2) Reduction in Marketing spend: Awareness creation, advertising, demand generation, promotional incentives, trial offers, etc...

Go slow to go fast

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Six Simple Insights to Become a Better Innovator

Six Simple Insights to Become a Better Innovator | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Innovation is a paradox for most of us. On the one hand you are well aware that you have to take new roads before you reach the end of the present dead end street. On the other hand it is risky. It
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3. Think innovative - act conservative

http://bit.ly/1jW5LKv

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Emeric Nectoux's curator insight, February 9, 12:26 PM

3. Think innovative - act conservative.

Your organization is less innovative than you are. That's why you have a game-changing role. Your effectiveness will be dependent on the internal support you can create among the non-innovators. That's why it's wise to be innovative and act conservative. Present your innovative breakthroughs not as something really extraordinary (and risky) but as the normal next thing to do. Your chances to convince the non-innovators will increase dramatically.

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Does the internet promote fairness of income distribution? (w/ Video)

Does the internet promote fairness of income distribution? (w/ Video) | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
(Phys.org) —The question of how an economic system should be structured in order to best promote fairness and equality is one of the most debated subjects of all time. By approaching the complexities of this question from the field of network science, researchers from MIT and other institutions have ...
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topocracy transitions to a meritocracy

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The difference between quantification, measure, metric, and KPI

The difference between quantification, measure, metric, and KPI | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
KPIs don't work for our business! Does this statement sound familiar to you? Even in a business world there is no good understanding of what a KPI, a metric and a measure is and what the difference is
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When is a metric a KPI and when is a KPI a metric? The answer is: sometimes and always. 

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5 Things Never Heard at the Most Innovative Companies

5 Things Never Heard at the Most Innovative Companies | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Accelerate the Implementation of Your Strategy: A great strategy won’t create a competitive advantage -- unless it gets implemented. We will help you accelerate the implementation of your strategy to get the results you want.
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Over come the mindset of passive compliance. "Can we do that?", "We can't do that.", "We have to go through the proper channels.". . . . .

http://bit.ly/1fsMywu

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Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
What is the most important quality of an entrepreneur?
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Creativity is a bigger predictor of success in life than intelligence

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Kevin Kelly's curator insight, January 29, 5:11 AM

 Is creativity more important than passion? What's your experience?

Progressive training's curator insight, January 29, 9:29 AM

Why Creativity Matters More Than Passion for Entrepreneurs

#Entrepreneurs

# creativity

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5 Steps To Follow Through On Everything

5 Steps To Follow Through On Everything | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
How exactly do you see through everything you start? Hint: Much of success lies in what you do before you start.
David Ednie's insight:

3. Prepare for Success: "Just do it” doesn’t cut it anymore. Deciding what you are going to do also means deciding what you are not going to do or stop doing. Sometimes it is harder  to stop doing something than starting to doing something new.

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Is Collaboration Limited by Organizational Structure? - Page 3

We've been seeking enterprise 2.0 and social business for several years now with some notable success, but still quite a lot of “vague” and some level of fatigue. Topic: Social Business.
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4. Wirearchies. 

What are they? It’s a perfect term for the emergent, collaborative structures of a heavily connected community of peers. A la Wisdom of Crowds.

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The Future of Collaboration Isn't What It Used to Be

The Future of Collaboration Isn't What It Used to Be | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Collaboration is not just a word, or tool, or outcome. It is a value system, a mindset that we choose to live and work by. It determines whether we see ourselves as the center of our universe, around which everything revolves, or whether We the People are the universe, an interdependent, networked ecosystem. Topic: Social Business.
David Ednie's insight:

Collaboration is more than an act, it is a mindset. I like this idea of the physical world collaborating with digital.

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How the rise of mobile apps will help Apple, Google and Facebook kill the Internet as we know it

How the rise of mobile apps will help Apple, Google and Facebook kill the Internet as we know it | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Here is how the Internet - as we know it right now - dies. According to Nielsen, 89 percent of our time browsing the Internet on our mobile phones (and 81 percent of our time on tablets) takes plac...
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Web access moves from PC to mobile and tablet

Web access on mobile and tablet moves web browser to in-app access

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The Hidden Benefits Of A 'Productive Failure'

The Hidden Benefits Of A 'Productive Failure' | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
We might learn more from failing than succeeding.
David Ednie's insight:

"When you are ready, the teacher shall appear." the old proverb states. Taking that idea one level further: "When you are struggling with a challenge, a master, a teacher, a mentor, or a productive failure will appear. The key to success then lies in the struggle not in possessing the answer. Seek opportunities to learn from Productive Failure.   

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Teachers have to be there and ask the right questions to guide students. It is a subtle and active process which creates a space for the learner to work towards their learning.
Lindsey Adams's curator insight, March 3, 7:34 PM

This article shows the benifits of letting students struggle with problems before receiving any help. Discusses how this allows students to connect on a different level with what they are learning and understand it better in the long run. 

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What are some tips on connecting with high-profile people that can help your startup?

What are some tips on connecting with high-profile people that can help your startup? | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Answer (1 of 26): I hang around high-profile people often. Here's some things that can help you connect:

1. Listen. If they say your idea sucks, listen to the feedback, take notes, and ask for contact info. Then go fix the problems, or come up with another idea and demonstrate you listened.
2. G...
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I like this one: "Don't wait until you are famous." and this one "Always be Networking." Prospecting = networking with a purpose!

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7 Obstacles Keeping You From Change

7 Obstacles Keeping You From Change | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Learning isn't done through memorization or new knowledge--it's in your actions every day. Here's how you might be standing in your own way.
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People learn best when they’re learning from each other.. Hire a coach or put yourself into a structured process. And know that learning takes time.

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Otto Scharmer's Blog

Otto Scharmer's Blog | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
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3 Vectors of Transformation:

1. Personal Transformation: From Me to We

2. Relational Transformation: From Ego to Eco

3. Institutional Transformation: From Silos to Collective Creativity

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The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure

The One Behavior That Guarantees Failure | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Letting fear of failure stop you from asking for what you want ensures you won't get it.
David Ednie's insight:

Don't tell me that it can't be done, just humour me and give me a list of ALL the things you would need to make it a reality.

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Kevin Kelly's curator insight, February 23, 5:56 AM

What would you do if fear of failure was not an issue?

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Openness to Experience and Creative Achievement

Openness to Experience and Creative Achievement | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Openness to experience is the personality trait most consistently associated with creativity.
David Ednie's insight:

Openness to experience is a better predictor of creativity than Intellect. I am I surprised? No! Think entrepreneurs - if you equate creativity in business to creativity in the arts. 

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 3, 5:03 PM

We are not different people. We are one unifed entity which includes the creative, intellectual, spiritual, physical, and affective. When we look at great thinkers, we often see a holistic, integrated person.

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4 Things We Have Wrong About Creativity

4 Things We Have Wrong About Creativity | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Think creativity is all blue walls and blue skies? Nope. Its more about sitting on an airplane and coming up with a lot of bad ideas.
David Ednie's insight:

Creativity happen at the edge of your existing competent area.

Breakthroughs come when they are ready in a rush and tumble of ideas, true inspiration typically comes when our minds aren’t clogged with extraneous thoughts. The more new ideas someone produces, the greater the chances that something good is coming out. The secret lies in getting to the other side of failure.

All Failure is Failure to Adapt http://bit.ly/1i238mM

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Perpetual beta: Learning about Learning Technology

Perpetual beta: Learning about Learning Technology | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
Harold Jarche talks about work in 'perpetual beta'. It's a great subversive notion: 'we're not there yet'. When Google launched, for a number of years it's logo showed 'beta' underneath: a business...
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Constantly sharing = constantly learning

http://www.slideshare.net/dednie/customer-adoption-is-the-new-roi

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Management Consulting Essentials: Pre-qualification

Management Consulting Essentials: Pre-qualification | Business Transformation: Ideas to Action | Scoop.it
I meet and talk with a lot of independent management consultants.  99% of them are extremely busy.  They are so busy that they have little time to learn n
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B2B selling is all about about facilitating a purchase decision

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