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The Maytag Innovation Years

Fast and Furious Innovation from Maytag Beginning with the *ill-fated Maytag Neptune washer launched in 1997, Maytag followed with a steady stream of innovative products into the early part of the following decade. All of these appliances were based on … Continue reading

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Business Best Practice for 2013

Be Remarkable in the New Year Purple Cows and Chairs Early last year I wrote a brief blog, Be Better – Be Different. Yesterday, while preparing some book recommendations for the New Year, I stumbled across the book Purple Cow … Continue reading

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Peter Drucker’s Advice: Don’t Solve Problems – Pursue Opportunities

How do you spend your day? Professor, writer, and business consultant Peter Drucker, spent over 60 years advising some of the world's leading executives. Drucker identified eight practices of effective executives. One of them was: “They were focused on opportunities … Continue reading

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Apple vs. Samsung: What’s an Idea Worth?

  U.S. Jury Awards Apple $1.05 Billion in Suit against Samsung The Jury didn't award Apple over a billion dollars in its suit against Samsung because Apple discovered a new technology. Phones that play songs were not new. Phones that … Continue reading

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PCBC2012 Exhibit – A few of my favorite things

Intelligent Innovation I like innovation that just makes sense. These are products that you look at and “get” right away. Here are two items that I saw at the 2012 PCBC that fit my definition of Intelligent Innovation: Simplicikey Doesn't … Continue reading

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High Tech Winners and Losers

A few decades ago two guys got together in what we now call Silicon Valley and started a company in a garage. Of course, you know the rest of the story. The company became famous for its innovation, the founders … Continue reading

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