One of the most exciting arenas of innovation is in the world of haute cuisine. This article deconstructs the innovative spirit of cuisine d'art, and shows how you can learn everything you need about innovation by understanding how these multi-star Michelin restaurants succeed -- the 5 S's of startup success: spunk, seeing, spark, spine and simplicity. Bon appetit!
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is a deeply spiritual film that quietly celebrates the pronounced joy and healing nature of being fully present. A rare, unique, and truly beautiful film that offers the kind of charm, character, and wisdom the world is hungry for.
The concept of hope has intrigued many scholars, including psychologists, philosophers, theologists, and doctors. Health practitioners have recognized the importance of hope, which is probably the most important emotion underlying remission and well-being, and possibly for innovation too. It's the secret sauce for achieving indefatigability.
Last year’s film The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel expresses a useful metaphor that informs us about how keep our companies agile, open to change, and innovative. In the film, each of the characters illustrate the emotions of grief. And so, hidden within the film is a map for revitalizing your company.
There are two ways to manage either a company or country during a downturn. One is a knee-jerk reaction to cut costs. The other path is based an unshakable belief in your innovative chutzpah, and is the path Steve Jobs took at Apple. To do so we must learn the difference between good and bad austerity, and between smart and dumb stimulus.
Reinvigorating a mature company requires just as much commitment and dedication as it would take for an out-of-shape fifty-year-old to drop thirty pounds, train himself to run a marathon, and to regain the vigor and agility of youth. To achieve true change requires that you literally rewrite the DNA of your corporate culture, it requires you to drip sweat.
Every time unemployment rises, the budget deficit also rises. This is because the budget deficit is primarily a function of the government's inability to collect enough tax revenue from unemployed people. The solution to our economic problems isn't going to come by focusing on the ceiling, but rather, on how to break through it.
2012 was the greatest year of all time for humanity. You read that right. Global poverty has declined radically. The death toll inflicted by war is at an all time low. There has never been less hunger, less disease or more prosperity. It's true, we are now living in a golden age.
What does it take to become one of those entrepreneurs with enough internal motivation to get up at dawn, be the first one in the office, and kick ass all day? Here's the research and five steps to rev up some breakthrough motivation and put some steel in it.
Equanimity, compassion and cooperation are the hallmarks of not only a truly great innovator, but a great leader as well – one who could help to build a better world. Hurricane Sandy is actually as an opportunity to cleanse the country of its polarization, and show the world the best of what we can be as a people and a country.
When managed ineptly, brainstorming are ineffective and a gloomy confirmation of the worst qualities of your corporate culture. Here are the top three reasons why your company sucks at brainstorming... and how you can fix them.
Just as humans evolve, so too does the process of innovation. Innovators have evolved from being hunter gatherers of ideas, to the usage of early tools, to creating idea factories with pipelines of intellectual property, and are now entering a "third wave" of innovation -- which will someday lead to a critical mass singularity of new innovation tools and methodologies.
The Art of War is the military classic written by the Chinese philosopher-general and military strategist, Sun Tzu, and managers and leaders increasingly seek to apply its principles to their business challenges. Here is a novel look at Sun Tzu as advice for innovators.