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  • Play, Passion, Purpose

    By: treasurexm

      Play: Human beings are born with an innate desire to explore, experiment, and imagine new possibilities   Passion: What drove a young Bill Gates or a Steve Jobs— or more recently a Mark Zuckerberg— to put in the ten thousand– plus hours that they did as young people to achieve a le...

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  • Reorgainsation for Innovation

    By: treasurexm

    And finally Microsoft has realised the barrier to innovation. Read the following article. It not only empahises the need to be innovative but also the importance of a suitable structure to facilitate innovation. To better understand the significance of this news you may want to read a case I posted ...

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  • Samsung Pays to Goof Off

    By: treasurexm

    Why Samsung Pays Its Stars to Goof Off By Nicholas Varchaver   Samsung had a problem. Its culture was static and inward-looking. Then, in the early 1990s, Lee Kun-Hee, chairman of the South Korean electronics giant, made a decision that would reshape his organization and create a blueprint for ...

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  • Santa

    By: treasurexm

    An interesting thought on branding Coca-Cola started featuring Santa in their ads back in 1931, and turned him into an icon. The shape changing elf is now a brand with a global presence. That’s what Coke’s sentimental approach to branding has created. Its not the jargon of today’...

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  • This is Leadership

    By: treasurexm

    Great leaders rally people to a better future. Leaders are fascinated by the future. You are a leader if, and only if, you are restless for change, impatient for progress, and deeply dissatisfied with the status quo. As a leader, you are never satisfied with the present, because in your head you can...

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  • Tips for Innovative Companies

    By: treasurexm

    Use social media to generate and Share ideas. Social media is a good way to network. Include Innovation as a core value of the Organisation. Include Innovation skills as part of the Leadership Competency Development program. Train for Creativity and innovation skills. Have a Process to Innovate R...

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  • Wal-Mart’s success stems from a deeper purpose

    By: treasurexm

    Raised on a farm in America’s heartland, he came of age during the Great Depression. This probably explained his predisposition for frugality. Standing five feet nine inches and weighing only 130 pounds when he played football in high school, Sam Walton, the founder of Wal-Mart, learned early the ...

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  • We stopped Asking

    By: treasurexm

    “If you look at 4-year-olds, they are constantly asking questions and wondering how things work. By the time they are 6 ½ years old they stop asking questions because they quickly learn that teachers value the right answers more than provocative questions. High school students rarely show inquisi...

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  • Who killed my iPod?

    By: treasurexm

    Why did Apple kill its own product in the name of innovation? Interestingly it is not only external market forces that can cause a consumer product or brand to become irrelevant as competitive dynamics change over time. Consider how Apple essentially put its own iPod out of business. The popularity ...

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