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Pretotype: How Your Business Stays Innovative

“Plans are worthless, but planning is everything” - Dwight D. Eisenhower. This truism is as accurate in battle as it is in business – especially in rapidly changing markets. Why? Because a business plan is a bet

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Adding Value to Tactical Strategic Business Planning

Strategy is as much about what to do as it is what to not do. It establishes soft, but clearly understood parameters flexible enough to be modified based on market feedback and competitive forces. Because your

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Why You Need a Business Plan Review

Every business needs a business plan, detailing the strategies in place to develop your brand and grow your business. However, a business plan is not a set it and forget piece to your company’s makeup. Like

Innovation Isn’t Found in Conventional Relationships

Finding similarities between different things is key to formulating creative solutions.  It’s not surprising to find connections between things that are compatible, alike, or complimentary to each other.  Breakthroughs occur when seemingly unrelated elements from diverse

Innovation in Focus: Seeing Through the Haze

The road to innovation requires a specific kind of visualization. Instead of looking at a problem, or looking for a solution, innovation requires you to “see” the problem and possibilities. This means your eyes initiate mental

Collaborate with Divergence to Carve Out Innovation

At the very font end of innovation, during the initial stages of conceptualization, collaboration is key to fleshing out, building on, and shaping your notions.  You could try developing an idea yourself, within your own mind,

Visual Blocks that Delay or Deter Innovation

When a problem of interest remains unanswered, your subconscious mind continuously searches for alternatives, options, and possibilities, even when your conscious attention is focused elsewhere. So when a potential creative solution is realized, via an integral

Find Innovation with Intention

Inspiration for innovative concepts exist in every aspect of life.  That said, the best way to come up with a breakthrough idea is by intentionally looking for one. For the most part, Eureka moments happen when