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Published: Wed, 26 Oct 2016 12:41:20 -0500


Utilizing Creativity in a Constructive Way Possible

Mon, 10 Oct 2016 14:52:21 -0500

When you are full of ideas, you have an enduring need to use your creativity in a constructive a way as you possibly can. Put these thoughts and concepts into practice in a way previously not imagined or believed was possible, and implement these strategies you felt so strongly about and that are so important to you.

Message From the Universe: When HELPING Others, You HELP Yourself!

Mon, 22 Aug 2016 10:29:12 -0500

Zig Ziglar said it best: AS you help others succeed, you help yourself succeed even further. This action demonstrates selflessness, which is a great quality that a very few have. However, when you master this skill, you will benefit from it by seeing someone always being grateful for taking time out of your schedule to help them move through a difficult challenge in life and come out a winner. Help as much as you are able to but never forgo your happiness in the process. Always remember that you are very important as well so keep this in mind.

How to Develop Innovative Ideas at Work

Wed, 17 Aug 2016 08:10:05 -0500

Are you stuck with your work projects? Can't proceed? Or, simply procrastinating? This article pours insights on how you can accumulate innovative ideas at work. Look inside to find out.

The Paralysis of Choice

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 14:10:32 -0500

Did you ever notice that usually our wants don't satisfy us once we are in the midst of receiving them? This is usually because we are insatiable on the one hand and unsatisfied on the other. But what is more, the more choices we have, the worse we feel, and the more anxious we feel. Once upon a time, when we went out to buy a box of cereal, we only had a few choices. Now it seems that there are thirty different varieties of cereal, and it seems that they are coming up with more flavours on a weekly basis. Wasn't it easier when we could go to the store and just have one or two types of cereal? The success of modernity is bittersweet because of the overabundance of choice. Having too many choices causes psychological distress, especially when it is combined with regret, comparison and the desire to have the best of everything. There are steps we can take to mitigate many sources of distress. But they are not easy to follow. They require discipline, practise, and a new way of thinking. I will outline four steps on how to avoid choice overwhelm.

Knowledge Is Valuable

Wed, 13 Jul 2016 07:57:26 -0500

As a person you are ever growing. You were built to learn and to go on from level to level. Think about what it is that you are involved in. If you are involved in a career or in the marketplace there is always room to grow. The reason that there is room to grow is because the times are constantly changing.

The Power Of Constructive Impatience - A Key To Resiliency

Thu, 09 Jun 2016 06:56:30 -0500

Rather than respond with knee-jerk reactions or lash out in frustration or anger when the status quo is unacceptable and change is needed, use constructive impatience. Constructive impatience builds a case for carefully crafted actions that elicit collaboration and cooperation rather than anger.

How to Build Your Best Ideas From Your Mistakes

Tue, 24 May 2016 11:54:51 -0500

When we make mistakes, new ideas emerge. We need to learn from our mistakes. There are always good ideas and bad ideas. The ideas that actually lead us to innovation don't appear yet. We need to work on it.

From Little Things, Big Things Grow!

Fri, 01 Apr 2016 13:59:08 -0500

One of the most important things that a business owner needs to do is learn to understand themselves. Start, if you haven't already, to do personal development. Getting to really know yourself, your strengths and weaknesses and what makes you tick will be the greatest gift you can give yourself. Only by learning about yourself can you really grow and be successful.

Humans Are PCs

Tue, 26 Jan 2016 09:34:38 -0600

A PC's operating system can be corrupted to the point it only produces dysfunction that would cause one to become frustrated. However, one can always perform a clean wipe of the PC's hard drive in order to literally start from scratch. I.e. begin with a clean slate so the operator can freely choose which programs they want to keep or discard.

How to Become More Innovative

Fri, 08 Jan 2016 14:08:46 -0600

Can you be more innovative? To be honest, I don't know. I think 40 percent of the population can never be good at innovating, regardless what they do. Read This to find out How you can become More Innovative.

Valuable Lessons Taught By Children

Tue, 24 Nov 2015 09:07:40 -0600

Adults tend to believe they have it all figured out. That may be true when concerning logical reasoning but children are masters of faith, being present and creativity.

Discover How Innovation and Brain Power Is the Key to Success

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 15:15:59 -0600

What has the Conscious and Subconscious mind got to do with success? In this article, you will discover how innovation and brain power is the key to success!

Innovation Is the Key to Success

Mon, 23 Nov 2015 13:21:45 -0600

Innovation is the key to success. This article will provide the steps on how you can achieve personal and financial wealth through innovation.

Are You at a Threshold Moment?

Mon, 19 Oct 2015 09:16:18 -0500

People may say they want things to be different, that they want to step into their biggest, brightest, highest selves. I call this a threshold moment or a choice point because it usually involves taking a conscious step - passing over that threshold or choosing a different path from the one you're on. But when it comes down to it, change at that level is too big and scary.

The Hidden Tool in Your Tool Box

Tue, 29 Sep 2015 06:12:23 -0500

What tools do you carry in your life toolbox? There is a little used tool, that we often forget to pull out and use. See what happens when you do!

Pay As You Feel With The Real Junk Food Project!

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:16:20 -0500

Have you heard of paying as you feel? It's all about paying for food at the price you feel it's worth. This social enterprise utilises food that would otherwise go to waste, and sells it at a pay as you feel price. What do you think of this idea?

Achieving Affordable and Efficient Public Transport

Thu, 20 Aug 2015 07:10:52 -0500

If you don't own a car, it can be difficult to travel affordably and efficiently. It's fine when you only have to travel short distances, but when you need to go further - or to important places such as your work - it can have negative impacts. This social enterprise is aiming to target these people dealing with public transport difficulties: making renting transport an easy solution.

Country Markets - Traditional, Homemade Social Enterprise

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:13:32 -0500

Do you attend country markets in your community? Did you know that they can work brilliantly as a social enterprise? Check out this example of a co-operative country market model entirely for community benefit.

What Is the Bro Garw Heritage Regeneration Trust?

Wed, 19 Aug 2015 15:12:42 -0500

There is a small movement of people looking to ignite change in their local community in South Wales, UK. It's all about reclaiming their heritage while regenerating the area; celebrating the past and creating the future.

Using the Crowd for Open Innovation

Fri, 29 May 2015 08:00:34 -0500

One of the objectives of any company is to find a fundamentally new approach to reach and serve its customers better. And a novel approach by several successful companies is the recognition that the world is filled with brilliant people, with brilliant ideas - outside their organisation! Hence, they are constantly looking for ways to work with potential partners and Crowdsourcing is one such approach. Companies such as Goldcorp and Procter & Gamble are now sharing their complexities and problems to a large group of people (a crowd), through an open innovation approach in order to solve them.

Open Innovation in the B2B Marketplace

Wed, 13 May 2015 10:44:21 -0500

Innovation in the Business-2-Business (B2B) world has generally been challenging and with the faster cycles of innovation and new business models, this market of the B2B, has been facing the pressure to innovate faster, cheaper and more valuably. A large section of the market feels that B2B companies typically do not innovate enough, or are slow, or don't take alternative routes to innovation.

Encouraging Business for a Culture of Open Innovation

Thu, 07 May 2015 08:50:38 -0500

Most companies want to, and intend to innovate, but fail to keep up with their intentions. Although, the range of activities in today's world are plenty, what people miss is 'noticing it'. As Pieter Theil famously remarked, 'Business innovation predominantly occurs behind the scenes and not in newspapers or once it's on television. "We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters". Open innovation has several challenges and roadblocks so encouraging business for open innovation is about handling multiple 'demons' at the same time in a long drawn battle. Quite unlike a one-day-little-skirmish. We didn't want to fire a rhetoric by challenging the existing cultural roadblocks.

Reward Programs and Innovation Success

Wed, 01 Apr 2015 07:29:52 -0500

Loyalty programs, just in the retail space have grown exponentially over the last 5 years. Research reports in 2014 showed the average loyalty programs per household in the US was a whopping - 22. So the questions now is, what makes reward programs so popular? Can innovation succeed through such loyalty and reward programs? Looking at the Starbucks, Barnes & Noble's trend, you would acknowledge innovation, munificence, and a very thorough understanding of customer needs, as the drivers behind their customer loyalty success.

Generate Free Energy Using Very Simple Components

Thu, 26 Mar 2015 09:11:13 -0500

Learn to generate free electricity for your home or office using simple components. This do it yourself guide helps you get going in just a few hours from now. Once done, you no longer have to worry about paying your monthly electricity bills.

How Is Invention Different From Innovation

Thu, 19 Mar 2015 09:20:06 -0500

It is just like Apple's iPhone versus Alexander Graham Bell's Telephone.To innovate is to take an existing concept and to make it better or to make a significant contribution to something that has already been invented.To invent is to make or create something entirely new, something which was not existing at all or introducing a process for the first time.

5 Most Common Distractions Many People Are Challenged With Every Single Day

Tue, 17 Mar 2015 06:32:03 -0500

One of the greatest things I learned when I first started out on my growth journey at a young age was to become ultra productive and it is a skill set and habit which has taken me a long long way and allowed me to outperform the majority of others around me. Any successful person loves time management. Do yourself a favor and become a time master.

The Theory of Scarcity And How To Find Ways To Get The Most Out Of Your Resources

Tue, 10 Mar 2015 07:24:03 -0500

There is a theory in economics called the theory of scarcity which basically discusses that there is limited availability of certain resources at any point in time. This basically dictates that due to the limited resource, it also means a limited number of goods can be created.

3 Major Advantages Of Technological Innovations

Mon, 23 Feb 2015 09:47:11 -0600

Technological advances are done on a continuous basis thanks to continued innovations. Many businesses will therefore find a need to implement the technological solution not only to keep up with market competition, but to also make positive changes around the working area for valuable productivity. The innovations can be of different kinds including mechanization and computerization and other processes all gathered to offer enhanced convenience in the way things are done. The innovations come with advantages and disadvantages. Here are the 3 major advantages small businesses stand to enjoy.

Go Green Before You Go Dark

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 15:35:13 -0600

World as we know it thrives on energy. From a small halogen bulb alight at a corner of street vendor, to a large skyscraper standing next to it. Energy is in the business and the business is booming! From the discovery of fire to the invention of the electric bulb in 1879, the need for more light has made humanity avaricious. In pursuit of acquiring more light, we juice up the capacity of a device to absorb energy and that frankly, has worked for the past few centuries.

The Importance of Internal Collaboration for Innovation

Mon, 16 Feb 2015 11:09:11 -0600

We live in a highly networked world and a knowledge-based economy; counter-productive in such a scenario would be people working in silos, unaware or unwilling to share knowledge and ideas. For decades now, researchers as well as industrialists have echoed the sentiment that collaboration would change the very DNA of corporate culture and management in a company, thereby impacting profitability and sustainability. The collaboration of a cross-functional team (For example- marketing, sales, product development, finance and HR) could potentially open up multiple new ventures and initiatives. The OECD (2005) report clearly shows the correlation between internal collaborations in the company to its partnerships and willingness to work with numerous external partners. It isn't enough having knowledge freely available in the market. A firm needs resources and capabilities to use this knowledge, and the resource and capabilities can be built by internal collaboration.

Building Blocks for Open Innovation

Wed, 31 Dec 2014 08:22:10 -0600

Open Innovation encourages the creation of constructive knowledge sharing partnerships between partnered organizations. This collaborative approach cannot be constructively implemented without a thorough understanding of the fundamental elements that comprise a successful Open Innovation strategy. We take a look at the basic building blocks of Open Innovation as outlined in this study by the Big Innovation Center.

The Want-Find-Get-Model for Open Innovation

Fri, 26 Dec 2014 09:52:36 -0600

Increasingly, companies are establishing open innovation groups, allocating funds, and measuring results. Based on cooperative and collaborative relationships, open innovation is a catalyst for innovation for all partners involved. To help organizations effectively implement an open innovation strategy, certain established tools and processes can be used. One such model is the "Want, Find, Get, Manage" (WGFM) model that companies across industries are embracing, from food service to electronics, from chemicals to consumer products. Asking first what a company wants in order to meet its objectives, then how to find the needed resources, and finally getting it through collaborative relationships and managing those relationships, the WFGM model provides a framework on which to build open innovation.

Overcoming Key Barriers and Challenges to Open Innovation

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 09:24:30 -0600

Any organization looking to engage in Open Innovation is likely to meet with initial resistance. As humans, we tend to oppose change. Realizing true value from open innovation is possible only when the organization understands the underlying factors behind this resistance and appropriately addresses them. Across organizations that have successfully adopted open innovation, there are some specific patterns to the barriers and challenges faced. We explore some of the most common barriers, and how organizations can overcome them.

The Lifestyle

Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:03:53 -0600

If I want to describe what the lifestyle is, I do not have a dictionary, but I have a thesaurus in my word processor, so that will have to suffice. Also, this is how I perceive a lifestyle according to my own lifestyle, and I will try to be as objective about it as possible. I think that a lifestyle is what you are, what makes you into the person you are. The words available in my thesaurus is; existence, routine, life, regime, way of life, standard of living, daily life and means.

Contribution From Universities for Open Innovation

Mon, 08 Dec 2014 08:53:43 -0600

University and Industry collaboration has had a positive impact on technology and scientific studies over the years. With an increasing number of businesses relying on 'open innovation', the importance of this collaboration is only increasing.

Manage Your Intellectual Property With Open Innovation

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 10:55:20 -0600

Open innovation empowers new product development and has been the driving force of sustainable innovation for several companies over the decades. While it accelerates innovation and reduces time to market, open innovation poses a few challenges when it comes to managing intellectual property (IP). However, to succeed in a collaborative open innovation environment, companies need to make strategic choices with regard to use of patents and embrace a different approach to managing IP issues. Xerox' Ethernet technology is a fine example of a licensed technology that helped collaborative innovation in the context of networking. It laid the foundation of the Internet as we know it today.

Leveraging Open Innovation in the Consumer Goods Sector

Fri, 05 Dec 2014 08:15:58 -0600

For consumers today, the rapid pace of innovation in technology related products has led to similar expectations from other everyday products. Consumers have come to expect, and even demand, innovative solutions and products in almost every industry. Large organizations typically invest heavily in research and development. The driving force behind this goes beyond the bragging rights and patents to a very tangible impact on the bottom line and profits. Yet, the tried and tested internal research and development model is unable to keep up with the pace of innovation required.

The Role of Open Innovation in Building Smarter Cities

Wed, 26 Nov 2014 09:48:12 -0600

In order to truly make progress on this front, it is important to understand that cities and urban areas are complex ecosystems that require sustainable development initiatives to provide quality of life to citizens. Over the last decade, with the spread of technology and the all encompassing power of the internet, many cities are looking towards technology and innovation to create a modern infrastructure that fuels sustainable economic growth for cities, while ensuring quality of life for residents through wise management of natural resources.

The 4 Key Reasons Why Major Organizations Use Open Innovation

Mon, 24 Nov 2014 09:28:58 -0600

When Henry Chesbrough coined the term 'Open Innovation' in his book, 'Open Innovation - The New Imperative for Creating and Profiting from Technology', he probably had no idea how widely the Open Innovation strategy would spread in just a decade. "Open innovation is the use of purposive inflows and outflows of knowledge to accelerate internal innovation, and expand the markets for external use of innovation, respectively. This paradigm assumes that firms can and should use external ideas as well as internal ideas, and internal and external paths to market,as they look to advance their technology.

4 Steps for Driving Innovation Through Crowdsourcing

Wed, 19 Nov 2014 07:48:42 -0600

Innovation is among the top priorities of many companies worldwide. Almost all of the CEOs polled by PWC in 2013 see innovation as their primary focus or one of their priorities. But kick-starting innovation is a big hurdle to overcome for most companies. A study of Booz & Company shows only a quarter of all companies are effective in the beginning. One of the key reasons most innovation programs fail is due to the organizations dependency on in-house innovators. Employees are either overwhelmed with their current workloads or lack the required skillsets to find innovative solutions. How can organizations overcome this barrier to innovation? Well, how about getting the solutions from the crowd? At first glance, the landscape of possibilities on working with the crowd may seem bewildering but the benefits outgrow the challenges. The scale and heterogeneity of the crowds offer such great incentives that companies find difficult to match otherwise.

Leveraging Crowdsourcing to Drive Innovative Solutions for Civic Issues

Thu, 13 Nov 2014 10:33:58 -0600

In view of the challenges created by growing urbanization, dense population concentrations and limited budgets, many local governments are turning to innovative methods to find solutions to civic issues. Taking a cue from how many large corporations have used crowdsourcing and open innovation to solve complex problems and create innovative consumer products, local governments are looking towards civic engagement and open innovation to help identify and develop solutions to public problems.

Academia Pursue Open Innovation Partnerships With Companies

Tue, 11 Nov 2014 10:23:24 -0600

The innovation landscape has changed dramatically over the last 20 years. Companies have now become comfortable with the idea of leveraging open innovation to help develop new products. Many companies in fact now favour collaborative innovation with universities and other organizations, instead of maintaining expensive in house research wings. Given that academia is often at the forefront of creating new technologies and pushing the envelope for emerging technologies, it is understandable that companies would like to partner with willing universities that have the required talent and expertise. Nokia, for example, has an open innovation partnership with major universities across the globe.

Tips for More Conscious and Innovative Body Language

Mon, 29 Sep 2014 15:43:33 -0500

Innovation requires balancing intellect with emotion and expression. Being more aware of and consciously using your most important communication tool, your body language, will definitely help. Here are some quick tips to make you more aware of the power, leverage and consequence of using your body language more effectively.

Building Center Console Fishing Boat Exteriors

Thu, 11 Sep 2014 11:35:01 -0500

Many people ask me how we build our boats. This quick segment will give you a brief look at what goes into building a state of the art fishing vessel. I will go into the materials and a few steps of what goes into the process of building a center console fishing boat. Many people believe that we just put the boat together, but their are many more steps to it. The most important fact is that it takes a lot of time and money to create such a magnificent, wave crushing boat.

1 Million Pennies In 100 Days

Fri, 01 Aug 2014 12:54:18 -0500

How do you define "Innovative Thinking" or "thinking outside of the box"? What would it to come up with a simple yet effective life altering idea?

Some of SKA Managment's Great SEO Tips

Tue, 29 Jul 2014 14:12:07 -0500

"The term SEO is too often aligned with the unprofessional practices like link buying and web spamming for article assignment," Sandeep Kumar Aggarwal says. He believes that SEO needs a big makeover and that, in 2015, marketers should be thinking in terms of "Optimizing Content for Discovery and Conversion," Aggarwal happens to be one of many voices calling for the business and marketing industry as a whole to ditch search-gaming procedures in favor of a focus on serving high-quality content that people crave. In essence,: Be a publisher, not an SEO-scammer.

Would They Burn Your Jersey?

Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:01:35 -0500

So you have customers, even fans. You have a tribe of devotees who appreciate your work and follow you. But how much passion are you really creating?

The Secret of Successful Innovation

Mon, 30 Jun 2014 14:00:38 -0500

Any business has two sides like a coin one innovation and the other marketing, one needs to keep innovating new things in business be it on product or service development or find efficient ways to marketing ones' business. In today's world every business faces a stiff competition from their respective counterparts from their own industry or others external factors, to stand out of the crowd it is important for them consistently innovate their product or marketing strategy to suit customers requirements and create a brand impression with them.

How to Create A Culture Of Innovation?

Fri, 30 May 2014 08:52:11 -0500

This articles will brief you about how we can improve innovation culture within the organization and how external factors would help to create a good innovation culture. To create an Innovation Culture within the organization we need the right people, appropriate rewards, common mode of communication and a strong leadership. It is important for companies to follow these steps to shape their Innovation Environment.

How Do You Keep Up In A Changing World?

Tue, 29 Apr 2014 14:26:28 -0500

The amazing pace of change affects all of us, both at work and at home. At work, changes in technology, globalization and demographics can cost us our jobs but also create new amazing opportunities. What should be clear to all of us is that constant change requires a constant investment in learning. This article gives three things you can do to take charge of your career in a changing world.

Sustainability From the Inside Out

Mon, 14 Apr 2014 16:16:53 -0500

We can support - and maybe even assist - the movement towards sustainable fuels in the world, by switching to more sustainable motivators inwardly. It's as simple as giving up "I should.. " for "I'd love to... "

The 3 Features of Innovation

Wed, 12 Feb 2014 10:46:21 -0600

Here in this article I am giving you a brief about Innovation and its features. I also talk about the usefulness of innovation coaching in schools, colleges and companies for the betterment of our future.

Exploring The Benefits of Elevator Shoes For Shorter Men

Wed, 05 Feb 2014 08:23:17 -0600

Elevator shoes were once thought of as platform footwear that would make a man look odd when wearing them in public. However, today's elevator shoes not only add inches to a man's height, but look like any other designer shoe. This article discusses the advantages of shorter men wearing these height enhancers.

Is Your Life An Adventure?

Thu, 26 Dec 2013 06:33:33 -0600

Each of us are individuals, with specific likes and dislikes, preferences, attitudes and behaviors. Some seem to pass through this life clinging to their particular comfort zone, and as they become older, often end up narrowing that zone even more and more. Others view life as an endless adventure, constantly seeking out something at least in some ways different, unusual, or at least, new to them.

How to Deepen Your Intuition

Wed, 04 Dec 2013 11:18:42 -0600

Many people laugh at the notion of intuition but it's a very real phenomenon. You yourself may have experienced some intuitive moments. Intuition is associated with innovation and scientific discovery and it's a gift we all have. What exactly is intuition, how does it work and how can you deepen yours?

The Names of God and What They Mean

Mon, 18 Nov 2013 07:37:57 -0600

This is not a traditional article about the "Names of God" first of all, this is an article about the general reality of God and what it means to us as consciousness and spirit. In short, I am shining a new light on the genuine meaning of the names of God.

Re-Thinking What You Know To Be True

Fri, 06 Sep 2013 11:47:43 -0500

Many time we believe things just because we have been told to or because we always have. The time has come to learn how to re-think. Great discoveries await the one who is willing to do a little thinking.

Look At Work As Play

Thu, 08 Aug 2013 14:23:53 -0500

Organizations need their people to be more creative. Individuals enjoy their work better when it includes innovation. How can those needs and benefits be combined? Encourage people to play at work. This article explains how.

Seeing What Others Don't

Mon, 05 Aug 2013 14:41:35 -0500

So I'm reading this book titled "Seeing What Others Don't." And it's exactly what you believe, looking at events and things and stopping when everyone seems to keep going.

Tips For Getting What You Really Want

Thu, 25 Jul 2013 11:47:02 -0500

Better and more powerful than any physical action you could take, really let yourself think about and focus on what you want. Once you get clear and more singularly focused on what you do want, inspiration comes and the action you need to take becomes obvious.

Why You Shouldn't Play the Hero

Fri, 19 Jul 2013 15:39:42 -0500

Everyone wants to be the hero, whether at work with your colleagues or at home with your family and friends. We want to be supportive, and customer focussed, and react immediately to every need. But sometimes, being too quick to help can have some unintended consequences.

The New Rules of Employment

Thu, 18 Jul 2013 15:24:16 -0500

For centuries, people gained names that described what they did for work: Baker, Butcher, Mason, Carpenter. They likely chose a career, stuck with it their entire lives, and worked until they couldn't.

Thinking Against The Herd Can Often Achieve Remarkable Results

Fri, 14 Jun 2013 14:08:46 -0500

Thinking Against The Herd in a Contrarian Way Can Bring Greater Success. This applies to your whole life balance. Not just investing or career. If you want to get noticed, stand out from the crowd. Never follow them.

Where Have My Ideas Gone?

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 08:46:41 -0500

Have you ever thought where your ideas come from and where they go to in times when you need them? Read on to find out where they are now...

The Psychology of Ideas

Mon, 20 May 2013 09:34:15 -0500

On why ideas don't belong to anyone, but to the world... ideas are objective, independent entities. Ideas are most important, as ideas are primarily responsible for creating 'things'. Ideas are created from concepts and concepts transform our reality. So ideas indirectly transform the reality, the world and the future. We need to dissect how ideas happen and where ideas really come from.

The Company Had Innovation In Its Name - But There Clearly Wasn't Anything Innovative About It

Thu, 02 May 2013 07:30:16 -0500

Over the years, I've heard the word "innovation" bantered around more times than I could count. But what is innovation really? Being an innovator myself, an entrepreneur, inventor, I've always believed that innovation required an original thought, a different way of doing things, something totally out-of-the-box, unexpected, perhaps a burst of insight producing that famous "ah ha" affect. Still, today it's amazing - I mean it's truly amazing what people pass off as so-called innovation.

Five Steps to Take Ownership of Yourself

Mon, 01 Apr 2013 14:10:21 -0500

All your life you've been told what to do, when to do it and how to do it. Read this article and follow these five steps to take complete control of your life and start a new journey where you can apply your God giving gift and make a difference in the society. Keep reading...

Risking It All

Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:23:46 -0500

Ever sat there and thought 'I wish I had had a go at that' or 'I wish I could try that'? Do you have some great ideas and you get 50% down the path of implementing them. Then the alarm bells start to ring and the little voices in your head start to chatter: 'But can I really take the risk?'... 'What will I lose'?'

I Am Not Building It for Safety, But Rather For Fun - Too Many Rules By Timidly Tensioned Humans

Tue, 19 Mar 2013 08:40:30 -0500

Not long ago, I came up with a very interesting new innovation, a new piece of sports equipment. While I was sitting and doing sketches of this new concept at Starbucks, I asked a patron if they might like to buy it, that is if it were available and actually manufactured yet. In other words, if the prototype design in the sketch existed in real life, would they want one? If so, how much might they be willing to pay for it?

You Are A Super Hero: What's Your Super Power?

Mon, 18 Mar 2013 11:59:55 -0500

Have you ever wanted a super power... some talent or skill that would allow you to swoop in and save the day for your family, friends, or co-workers? I have great news for you. You were born to be a super hero and you are probably using your super power every day. This article will help you figure out your super power so the world can stop waiting for you to save the day.

10 Tips to Help You Make an Impact With Your Story

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 15:26:59 -0600

To truly give voice to your story in a way that feels right for yourself and your business, you need the following ingredients. These tips can also be adapted to help you live a more fulfilling and happier life.

New Innovation Thought Experiments - Explore The Domain Even If It's Not Yet Feasible

Wed, 13 Feb 2013 07:51:57 -0600

Not long ago, I was talking to an acquaintance about a new idea which could change an entire industry and the industry happen to be in the oil and gas sector. Meaning, it could in fact revolutionize the way things are done, and therefore change the world, even rebalance the energy sector and powerbase around the world. As we got into looking at the idea, we realized that the approach wouldn't be as novel as we had intended, and that there were patents which were similar, and therefore the concept itself would be very hard to protect from intellectual property standpoint.

How To Be Innovative With Self-Improvement Products?

Tue, 29 Jan 2013 10:37:28 -0600

Self Improvement products explain how the ability to innovate often dies buried deep within a person. Most of the time, just assume, incorrectly, that they aren't gifted with the faculty of innovation. Innovation isn't that hard to come by. Anybody can create original ideas, since creativity is innate. It is just a matter of giving time in developing it with the help of self-improvement products. Crayons are supplied to everyone in kindergarten and that is because everyone is born with some originality within.

How to Waste Money and Never Have Anything to Wear

Fri, 25 Jan 2013 16:17:32 -0600

Do you ever peer into your closet and wonder how on earth you ended up with such a mish mash of clothes? Clothes that you've spent countless hours and dollars amassing, yet feel as if you never have anything to wear?

Problem Solving Is Not As Difficult As It Seems

Thu, 20 Dec 2012 11:06:55 -0600

From time to time, we all find ourselves facing problems. At times, we get so stuck that we are just not able to solve them. Many times we fail at solving our problems just because we are not able to come up with the right solutions.

Have More Clothes Without Spending a Dime!

Tue, 04 Dec 2012 09:12:42 -0600

Psst... Want to know a secret? You can have many more clothes for nothing. Nada. Zip. Zilch. But wait... do you really need more clothes in your closet? Probably not.So what I want to share with you is how to get rid of the clothes that are distracting you from all the amazing things already in your closet, yet feel like you have so many more clothes. Ready?

Is Too Much Irrelevant Information and False Knowledge Clogging the Wheels of Society's Advance?

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 08:14:00 -0600

The other day, I was talking with an academic about the amazing amount of knowledge that we have in modern society and civilization. It truly opens doors to innovation, and things happen much faster. Consider if you will that back in the day when someone had an idea perhaps for a steam engine, it would take weeks to get a letter to the United States, or even around Europe to even explain the new concept to someone else. Then the other party would write a letter back and so on.

Strategies To Find Job Search Success in the New Economy

Wed, 03 Oct 2012 13:04:31 -0500

In the new economy, looking for job with a paper resume is not enough. It is essential to be creative and a well-designed electronic, or online version of your resume combined and linked to a strong social media profile, is usually ideal for a successful job search.

Innovation and Flexibility: Creative Thinking and Willingness to Respond to Changes Leads to Success

Tue, 18 Sep 2012 08:58:50 -0500

The secret to success in business and life is innovation and flexibility. Taken together, creative and flexible thinking are a vital combination that guarantee success.

Micro-Tasking - A Productive Use of the Internet

Wed, 22 Aug 2012 13:43:24 -0500

Shopping areas, restaurants, colleges, libraries, and even governments strive to make internet connectivity available to the public. Along with connectivity, these entities also tend to provide space for people and their access devices. Once connectivity and working space are established, the possibilities for their use are unlimited to someone with suitable (yet inexpensive) equipment, imagination, and energy. This article addresses one use of internet connectivity, micro-tasking. It is a way of bringing extra cash to the unemployed, students, and retirees. It is also a way of learning meaningful work habits and entrepreneurial engagement while training for secure life-supporting jobs, a stepping stone on the way to a good career.

You Can Master the Art of Innovation

Thu, 16 Aug 2012 09:29:21 -0500

Your commitment to consistent innovation is what will separate you from the followers and make you a true leader, path finder or trail blazer. You will become an achiever, who will stand out, someone who is a trend setter, rather than a trend follower. It is far better to be setting the standards of performance and achievement, which other people will follow than it is to be the person who is constantly trying to catch up.

Have You Lowered Your Expectations?

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 14:17:44 -0500

Years ago I heard that to avoid being disappointed that I should not have expectations. While at a certain level this makes sense, there is a big part of me that screams out in rebellion.

Congratulations, You Are AWAKE

Mon, 13 Aug 2012 13:27:22 -0500

You want to go back to feeling deeply, feeling good, and feeling better. It helps to quickly go to the root of your life challenges. It is better to treat yourself first as a whole person: the cause before the symptoms.

Feel Your Way

Thu, 26 Jul 2012 13:54:22 -0500

Find the amazing power to ask better questions. Every thought begins with a question, anyway. You have a problem- solving-mind. It will endeavor to answer any problem you throw its way.

Creativity and Innovation As a Sense of Nationalism

Wed, 25 Jul 2012 08:26:38 -0500

There seems to be an attempt in the United States and other first world nations to create a resurgence of innovation and creativity. This is interesting because for so long we had worked on standardization in our education system, getting everyone on the same page, and marching in step. Now we see we are being beaten in the global marketplace, and we realize our greatest strength was our entrepreneurs, creativity, and innovation. Since we all agree on that, we are looking for more of it now.

How to Improve Your Innovative Skills

Tue, 17 Jul 2012 12:45:58 -0500

The focus has been on innovation in self and in business the last year yet few people know how to improve their innovative skills. Like any skill it can be grown or improved by practice. Innovation is not something people are just born with and in this article you can see how easy it is to become innovative within just one day.

Should Every Couple Have A Breeding Limit?

Wed, 11 Jul 2012 08:16:25 -0500

Whilst environmental issues abound, and the population of the world accelerates, should we consider a limit on breeding? If the human race is to survive, there has to be some action taken. What would you do? Here is what I propose...

Ways to React When Someone Has Stolen Your Idea

Fri, 15 Jun 2012 09:34:42 -0500

Are you wondering how you should react when someone has stolen your idea? The answer is highly dependent upon context, but this article will help you gain some perspective on the troubling situation on your hands.

Rejected Design

Tue, 05 Jun 2012 08:30:16 -0500

Ever spend sleepless nights on a single project, where you are confident of your design just to find out that you work has been rejected? Or that a design with less effort and not as impressive get selected? Every one does in the industry, even non design related company as getting rejected is part of life. The only problem is, most of us still fear rejection. Why?

The Innovator: Passion, Pain, Process and the Purpose

Wed, 16 May 2012 19:59:29 -0500

All through the course of history, innovators and entrepreneurs have had reason to change the world by reaching into the invincible through their dreams to produce the tangible. It has always been attributed to sheer passion- the drive that keeps the innovator going; even in the face of seeming impossibilities and stacked odds, the belief in possibility enhances eventual achievement.Passion can be compared to the blood that flows in the vein; as long as it exists, the belief remains alive. Although it must said that whist passion can keep the momentum going, it would take more than passion to achieve the goal. There would always be the low time, when everything looks bleak and blank; at that point the innovator must understand perspectives. A right perspective would be to figure out the experience as a process which does involve various high and low moments like anything ever progressive in life.

Showing Up - The First Step To Innovation

Wed, 16 May 2012 17:05:09 -0500

Innovation and creativity depends on optimal timing, pacing and the harmony and counterpoint of diverse aspects of human experience. Consider the speed of relationships against the pace of business; the rapidity of hurt, the timing of apology and slowness of recovery and the readiness to forgive. Similarly, the urgency of lust, balanced against the pace of building trust.

9 Trends You Need to Know In the New Evangelization

Fri, 11 May 2012 15:28:04 -0500

There has been much talk about what the New Evangelization is, but very little about where it's going. Here are nine key trends for understanding the future of the New Evangelization.

Are Elite Athletes Ready to Fail?

Thu, 19 Apr 2012 08:15:31 -0500

Are you sure failure is bad? Winning athletes have a different view about failure. For elite athletes failure is necessary for winning results.

Innovation Topic - Training Your Mind to Put Complex Thoughts on the Back Burner and Be Creative

Wed, 04 Apr 2012 08:40:25 -0500

Is it possible to get your mind to come up with a new invention, innovation, concept, or original thought every single day for the rest of your life? Not only am I sure it's possible, but I've done it myself for five years straight, and not only one new idea or original thought, but two or more. It's not as difficult as you think, but it does take time to condition your mind to come up with such things.

5 Startup Blunders That Will Kill Your Business

Fri, 30 Mar 2012 10:11:50 -0500

From my own business experience as a woman on her own I know how easy it is to make startup blunders and also how tough it can be to build up a business, nobody to discuss the details with or anybody to ask specific advice from. It can be outright scary, very lonely and after some period of work with the business it can get the better of you - so much that you might start to doubt yourself. If you are there, have been there or absolutely don't want to get there you'll be advised to read...

In 2012, A College Degree Can Equal Deep Debts and Regrets - Generation Limbo!

Wed, 21 Mar 2012 15:46:20 -0500

There's been a lot of hype lately about the recent drop in both initial unemployment insurance claims and unemployment rates. The media is eating it up and now the American people believes that more and more job seekers are filling positions these days. Especially those with College Degrees. Sadly, there are other reports that blatantly contradicts the decrease.

The Real Reason Women Need So Many Shoes!

Mon, 05 Mar 2012 16:04:16 -0600

It's something that is often joked about. Carrie Bradshaw and Imelda Marcos took this to the extreme, yet it illustrates a point Women love shoes. But aside from simply falling in love with the sleek designs, sexy details and sophistication that the right shoe brings, there is a very good reasons why women need to have multiple pairs of shoes.

Will Longer Lifetimes Slow Innovation or Speed it Up - Depends on the Person

Tue, 21 Feb 2012 09:34:30 -0600

Some believe in part at least that the ever increasing fast pace of human technology is predicated on the reality that humans live a very short lifetime. Therefore they must work very quickly on their projects, for if they don't they will never see them to fruition. In other words the thought of death causes them to work harder and faster, and even become more passionate about what they're doing for fear that it will not be completed before their demise.

Dorothy, You're Not in 2000 Anymore: Part II - Transitioning - Fear of Change - Lack of Confidence

Tue, 07 Feb 2012 11:24:08 -0600

Within his highly successful career, Tommy has studied his working milieu. After all, he is an expert in productivity and operations; his drive to improve both continually pushes him to challenge, experiment, and determine. Tommy has come to the realization that customary methods of corporate performance, at least in certain sectors, have become antiquated if not obsolete, particularly in his situation.

Dorothy, You're Not In 2000 Anymore

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 15:48:29 -0600

The franchise executive with 20 plus years of experience sits in his Home Office. It's 5:22 in the morning as he takes another sip of coffee. As usual he is planning his day, making sure that whatever happens at work today, insofar as he can influence, is going to be something productive; it is going to make the franchisor and the company just a little better, just a little stronger than it was yesterday - or 15 minutes ago, for that matter.