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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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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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166: Gathering Ideas for Improvement, and Implementing Them, Improves the Perception of Leadership

Perception of Leadership Improves When Feedback Is Gathered and Acted Upon …and what better way to gather ideas for improvement than to run an internal crowdsourced innovation program? Raw Transcript Hello everyone and welcome to the think future podcast I’m your host Chris Kalaboukis and once again we’re coming in July from deep in the…

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6 Ways Getting Lucky Helps You Innovate

Get Lucky to Innovate In earlier posts, I talked about luck, and how luck plays a huge role in success. While many people talk about persistence and hard work as the key to success, there are plenty of hard working persistent people who never succeed. Almost every super successful person, from Elon Musk to Mark…

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7 Powerful Tips To Make Your Inventors Happy

Successful Innovation Programs Require a Comprehensive Inventor Care Program Who is an inventor? Anyone within your organization who will contribute ideas to the program. Ideally, as many people as possible within the organization. In our view, the best programs are enterprise-wide, but in some organizations, you may need to restrict it to a smaller group.…

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9 Steps To A Successful Innovation Program. It’s Not Just Software.

The Software Is A Minor Part of A Successful Whole In order to successfully innovate within your organization, you need more that just the implementation of a tool to capture and review ideas. Many firms that I come across feel that all they need to do is just that – identify a need to gather…

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161: Innovation Requires More Than Innovation Management Software

Software Is Just One Piece Of The Innovation Puzzle Raw Transcript Good morning everyone and welcome to the thinkfuture 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 issue number one six one that’s right folks yet another palindromic show number…

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