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5 Ways to Generate Powerful Billion Dollar Startup Ideas

To Generate  Great Startup Ideas, Look at What People Really Need If you think about it, it’s not very hard to come up with great startup ideas, as long as you follow a few simple rules. First of all it important to focus on a need and not a want. Wants can always be put…

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Connecting: The Key To Your Next Billion Dollar Business

What Do These Billion Dollar Businesses Have In Common? What do all of these companies have in common? Uber, Lyft, AirBnB, Instacart, Etsy, eBay & WeWork Here are some things that have been said, while correct, they are not the essence of what makes these companies so valuable and so disruptive. For one, whichever service they…

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Building A Billion Dollar Business? Think Empowerment

Empowerment Is One Of The Secrets To Succesful Innovation I moved to the San Francisco Bay Area back in 1998 – have seen many ups, downs, and changes over the years, and it’s always been very interesting to me the way things work around here.  It’s a unique place. The weather is awesome, never too…

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5 Ways to Build Your Own Billion Dollar Startup

Looking to build your own billion dollar business? Chris outlines 5 ways in which billion dollar businesses leverage traits inherit in humanity in order to provide services that appeal to everyone.

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Do You Fight For The User?

Want To Win? Get On the Side Of The User. Back in 1982, Disney introduced us to TRON, an earnest software program the protagonist Flynn meets when he is digitized and sucked into a computer. The film introduced us to a whole world inside a computer, where software programs would “fight for the user” against…

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To Innovate, You May Have to Repeat Yourself, Repeatedly

To get to the good stuff, you may have to repeat yourself. In running several innovation programs in many different companies over the years, it’s quite rare for employees to come up with good, incredibly profitable, and interesting ideas right from the start. It happens, but not often. In most firms, this is not their…

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172: Sometimes You Have To Innovate, Rinse, Repeat

In many cases, you won’t get the best ideas first time around, if you have had a number of failed innovation programs in the past. You might need to innovate, rinse, repeat. Raw Transcript Good morning everyone and welcome to think future podcast I’m your host Chris Kalaboukis And once again we’re coming to you…

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Why You Need Dedicated Innovators Innovating Innovations

Helping Your Innovators Innovate I was at a conference the other day on innovation and one of the panelists said something very interesting – she said that while innovation itself has been around forever (without innovation we would still be swinging from trees, riding horses, and lugging around suitcase-sized phones) the concept of corporate personnel…

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169: The 4 Quadrants Of Innovation: Where Does The Customer Fit?

Does Innovation Start With Customers, or Your Employees? Do Customers Need Freedom, or Do They Prefer To Be Handheld? Raw Transcript Good morning everyone and welcome to think future podcast I’m your host Chris Kalaboukis and once again we’re coming to you live from deep in the heart of Silicon Valley California it’s a beautiful…

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To Innovate and Disrupt, Stay Creepy My Friends

Sometimes, Creepy Is Good At a patent development ideation session the other day, where we were developing interesting new forward thinking disruptive ideas, someone used the “creepy” to describe one of the ideas. When words like creepy come into the conversation, then you know you are making good progress coming up with something disruptive. When…

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