November 30, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

My Top Ten Posts on Medium

Recently, I’ve discovered MEDIUM — a blogging platform with more than 100 million viewers per month. Not all of them have made it to my Medium abode yet, but word is getting out.

In case you haven’t visited that part of cyberspace, now’s your chan…


November 28, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Balancing your innovation portfolio: Does the 70-20-10 rule still apply?

How much of your innovation budget and innovation efforts should focus on improving your existing business, and how much should seek to explore and transform your business for the future? This is one of the fundamental strategic questions which every business leader needs to consider. One of the best ways to assess what proportions your […]


November 27, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Comments Are Better Than Their Content

The Case for Comments and Why They Should Be Taken Seriously Comments are a vital aspect of the internet and have their place in communication; they’re not just a tool to criticize someone else’s beliefs. The comments are meant to be taken …


November 22, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

THE BEAUTY OF FEEDBACK: It’s Not a Weapon. It’s a Mirror.

I want you to imagine, for a moment, that I am your manager and, while passing you in the hallway on the way to yet another meeting. I catch your eye, take a step towards you and, in a halting voice, say “Umm… uh… hi… I’m wondering if you have …


November 21, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Why Facebook needed to let go of 13% of their workforce

While the massive layoffs at meta are terrible, it sadly shows one of the major issues that companies struggle with when they try to grow and innovate too quickly … facebook tried a huge number of innovation projects which failed. But this was not the problem. As I read in a wonderful WIRED article: Remember […]


November 20, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Are We Ready To Give Up Agency To Save Time?

I have spent the better part of the past few years advocating for goods and services that cater to the inherent slothfulness in all human beings. I’ve concluded that the automation of many of the daily tasks would make my life significantly easie…


November 18, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

If You Enjoy Reading What I Write

If you enjoy my writing, I invite you to click on any one of the six links below. These are the six most popular posts of mine on MEDIUM — an online platform where I am publishing daily. If you like what you read, feel free to subscribe to my posts …


November 14, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

If you want someone to make a decision, give them fewer choices

We often think that giving people more choices is better than having fewer choices. After all, wouldn’t we all want to have the option of getting something perfectly suited to our desires, than having to settle for what is available on the shelf? However, research has shown that if you want people to make a […]


November 13, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Are Your Telling Your People To Innovate?

At this point, you might wonder, “Why is my company so behind the times?” It’s possible that you’re thinking to yourself: Why can we not match the level of innovation displayed by everyone else in our field? Why is it that we ca…


November 11, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Types of Innovation

Innovation is an important part of staying competitive in any market, and most businesses would say it’s a high priority for their organization. When thought about abstractly, however, it’s hard to imagine how innovation can impact current and future o…


November 10, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

32 Inspiring Quotes on Mastery

“Mastery” is a fascinating phenomenon — one that many people speak about, but few attain. Is it possible? Yes, it is. But what is it really? Ah… now that’s the question, isn’t it? The dictionary defines mastery as “possession or display of great …


November 10, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Nine pregnant women cannot deliver a baby in one month

Some things just take time. Traditionally, one of the best ways to speed up the delivery of a project is to allocate more resources to it. After all, if one construction worker can lay 1,000 bricks in one day (note, this is just a guess…), then a hundred construction workers could lay up to 100,000 […]


November 8, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Recruiting and Hiring During the Great Attrition

Whether your organization has been impacted by The Great Attrition or not, you’ve likely heard plenty about how employers are struggling to retain and hire talent. Also known as The Big Quit, this trend may have been fueled by the pandemic in the beginning, but as it continues, it’s crucial for us to look at

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November 7, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

L.I.V.E. (Lean Innovation, Validation & Execution): A new, more effective way to manage multiple innovation projects

This new management method makes it nearly impossible for innovation teams to fail at delivering multiple challenging innovation projects faster, with less risk and lower required budgets. Most innovation experts often say that traditional management processes are not the way to run innovation projects. And this is true. Traditional project management and financial management processes […]


November 6, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Do What People Want: Don’t Fight Human Nature

What are people like? I have a feeling that we all, on some level, already know the answer to that question. Despite this, we continue to believe that humans can alter their nature. We believe that because we appear to be intelligent and capable of cha…


November 3, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

101 Reasons Why You Definitely Won’t Read This Blog Post

I know you have no time. YOU know you have no time. I know you’re not gonna do anything you don’t wanna do. YOU know you’re not gonna do anything you don’t wanna do. We both know you’re not going to read this blog post. It’s too long and you have way…