February 27, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

THE YEAR OF LIVING CREATIVELY: The Previously Unknown Back Story

Every story has a back story. And every back story has a back story — the mysterious plot without which the story about to be told would not be a story. And so, in the spirit of full disclosure, here’s the back story of The Year of Living Creatively…

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February 26, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The 10 Minute rule from the founder of IKEA

You can do so much in ten minutes’ time. Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good. Divide your life into 10 -minute units, and sacrifice as few of them as possible in meaningless activity. Source: Ingvar Kamprad, Founder of IKEA (Men’s Health – October 2017 Interview)

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February 25, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Little Progress Is Good, Big Progress Is Better

Lately, many books have been released about how the only way to create lasting change is to move in tiny increments. I beg to differ. Books like Tiny Habits espouse the currently trendy movement which pushes this theory – which is that you can ch…

February 25, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Pondr Blog

The Pondr blog provides valuable insights related to innovation, continuous improvement, leadership, strategy and culture.

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February 25, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

6 Ways to Innovate Your Business Model 

The pandemic has given us all an opportunity to build a new business future. Market disruption equals opportunity for those willing to look and work for it. This is the time to adjust and innovate your business model to market conditions. 
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February 24, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

A BRAND NEW DAY: Be Your Best Podcast with Gil Hanson

Recently, I had the great good fortune of being a guest on Gil Hanson’s Be Your Best podcast. Gil, who is a world-class personal branding expert and masterful graphic designer, is extremely knowledgeable in the art of bringing out the best in people …

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February 24, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Firefighters prevent innovation

In many companies, there are employees known for their ability to fix problems. They are colloquially referred to as “firefighters”, because they are constantly putting out fires around the business. And usually this results in them being highly respected for their ability to quickly solve challenging problems, whether it be dealing with customer issues or […]

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February 23, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Stunning video of NASA’s Perseverance rover touching down on Mars

If you want to see an example of technical innovation, you need to see this video of NASA’s latest rover touching down on the surface of Mars. In these 3 minutes, you see the result of hundreds of thousands of hours of human innovation and billions of dollars in research & development, to gently lower […]

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February 22, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Giving Thanks

While we are giving thanks during the continuing pandemic for our families and for all those important things in our lives, we might also think about all the important professional relationships that we have been so fortunate to develop and experience over our careers.  Professionally, I am very thankful for many of the outstanding leaders

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February 22, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Joy Of Doing Nothing.

This sounds impossible. Unless you spend time in meditation every day, then you probably never do nothing. You are always moving from one thing to the next – wake up, use the bathroom, make coffee, eat breakfast, check your email, drink coffee, w…

February 22, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Connection Between Positive Change and Workplace Fulfilment

Amidst Zoom meetings, sales reports, trend analysis, and fighting to keep up with the competition, it’s easy to overlook workplace fulfilment on the never-ending list of tasks required to run your business. However, if you’re looking for a way to improve company morale, cultivate positive relationships with clients, and boost your brand reputation within the […]

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February 19, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

This new tool allows designers to create photorealistic 3D humans in less than an hour

Epic are the makers of the videogame production software “Unreal Engine”, known for producing some of the best graphics in videogames (and recently, in films and TV shows as well). Now, they have just showed off their newest software for producing lifelike human faces and characters, faster than ever before. It is called the Metahuman […]

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February 18, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What Should You Charge for Your Online Course?

Good, sound advice from Thinkific on figuring out what to charge for your online course.

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February 17, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Jeff Bezos’ Rule: What will not change?

Many innovators and strategists are obsessed with predicting how the world will change in the future. They then try to develop new products and business models to fit this new world. But often, it can be even more valuable to figure out what will not change in the future. At an AWS discussion in 2012, Amazon […]

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February 16, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The importance of deliberate practice

A lot of people think that in order to get better at something, you need to practice. What most people fail to realise though is how important it is to do the right type of practice. Take this example: Who would be a better driver? Someone with 45,000 hours over 25 years of experience driving, […]

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February 16, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Why Virtual Experiences Are Here to Stay

The pandemic caused brands in all industries to embrace virtual events. But even once the pandemic eventually subsides, these digital experiences will continue to deliver value.
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February 15, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How to Teach Innovation

This title may sound like an oxymoron, but you can in fact teach innovation as you would any other skill, like communication or leadership. It is all about the approach. It is an approach worth taking. According to research conducted by findcourses.com, companies with real revenue growth were more than twice as likely to use […]

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February 14, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Are You Growing Square Tomatoes?

Remember the square tomato? Or if you don’t remember the square tomato – what about the square watermelon? If you don’t, I forgive you – these was very forgettable experiments in the grocery space. It seems that one day, an ente…

February 12, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

FREE THE GENIE: How to Spark Innovation During Covid 19

Covid-19 hasn’t just disrupted businesses around the world, it has also disrupted their ability to innovate. And one of the biggest reasons WHY can be traced to one simple factor: isolation.

With most people working from home and scrambling to s…

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February 12, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Durchlüftung

In Germany, people are obsessed with Durchlüftung. It is one of those wonderful German words which means “to let air go through”. In practice, it means that instead of just opening a window in a room to let fresh air in, Germans (and many other Europeans) will open windows on opposite sides of a flat […]

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February 11, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Innovationedge at Groceryshop Spring Meetup

Cheryl Perkins is participating in the Groceryshop Spring Meetup to be held online Tuesday through Thursday, March 9-11, 2021 from 12:30 pm to 3:15 pm ET. The largest Grocery & CPG event this spring, Groceryshop Spring Meetup is a virtual meetings program where participants engage in 15-minute online video meetings.  As part of Groceryshop Spring

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February 11, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Key to Success In 2021: Building a Creative and Innovative Culture

In this article by Jeff DeGraff, he presents the four types of innovative cultures and four best practices for building a culture of innovation.
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February 10, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Bitcoin’s Blowing Up, and That’s Great News for Human Rights. Here’s Why

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Bitcoin’s value reached an all-time high this week after Tesla announced it had bought $1.5 billion worth of the cryptocurrency. After its launch in early 2009, Bitcoin has gone through a lot of ups and downs. Some of its biggest price swings were in 2017 and 2018, when a steep rise followed by an 84 […]

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February 10, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Validate your idea or innovation, not yourself

An important part of the innovation process is validating ideas. When done correctly, it is a powerful way of getting feedback from the market on what it would take to make the innovation a success. However, many people fall into a trap when looking for feedback. While they think they are asking people for unbiased, […]

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February 10, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

A Yin-Yang Model for Global Sustainability: Moving Towards Rural-Urban Balance

This article employs a holistic, interactive East Asian framework—the ancient yin-yang circle—for presenting both defensive and proactive carbon control strategies in urban and rural areas. Given the recent wave of deadly wildfires in the American West…

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February 9, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Strategies that Promote Workplace Diversity and Make Your Business More Innovative

At IdeaScale, we’ve learned that diversity combined with equity and inclusion leads to more innovative thinking: businesses that are run by culturally diverse teams are more likely to develop new products, 45% more likely to grow market share, and more…

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February 9, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Vincent van Gogh quote on taking action

“I tell you, if one wants to be active, one mustn’t be afraid to do something wrong sometimes, not afraid to lapse into some mistakes. To be good — many people think that they’ll achieve it by doing no harm — and that’s a lie, and you said yourself in the past that it was […]

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February 8, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Roles of Risk and Luck in Innovation

One of the most controversial, and perhaps even misunderstood topics in innovation are the roles of risk and luck for innovation success. Do you have to get lucky to innovate successfully, or can you make your own luck? Is it always inherently risky to try to innovate, or can you manage risk by making smart […]

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February 8, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How Are Agile and Innovation Related?

Organizations everywhere are working to form agile cultures. What does it mean to be agile? 
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February 5, 2021 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Future Is More Important Than Ever

One of the most challenging things to convince people is the essential need to “look farther out.” Most people are so focused on the very near term – looking no more than a year or a quarter out, that they never lift their gaze into t…