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3 Creative Business Ideas That Were Before Their Time

3 Creative Business Ideas That Were Before Their Time

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Some visionary ideas came before the world was ready for them.
September 25, 2012 in Innovation
4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything

4 Innovative Business Ideas That Changed Everything

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These innovative ideas set new standards, and they all stated with someone who noticed a problem that needed solving.
September 25, 2012 in Innovation
4 Ways to Discover Your Strengths

4 Ways to Discover Your Strengths

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You may have talents you didn't even know about. Here are some creative ways to unlock your potential.
September 18, 2012 in Innovation
3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

3 Creative Ways to Step Out of Your Comfort Zone

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Your business's next big idea might come from an unexpected place. Here's how to get comfortable with being a little uncomfortable.
September 10, 2012 in Innovation
3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

3 Companies That Are Making Politics Cool Again

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High-tech political junkies are finding new ways to reach voters.
August 22, 2012 in Innovation
How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

How Social Media Is Changing the Way Politicians Gather Information

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A new generation of pollsters is taking advantage of social media to analyze and aggregate public opinion of candidates.
August 22, 2012 in Innovation
How Lytro Offers a New View of Optical Photography

How Lytro Offers a New View of Optical Photography

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The startup's technology is reinventing the digital camera and carving its own competitive niche.
July 25, 2012 in Innovation
6 Tips on Innovation from 'Treps in Emerging Markets

6 Tips on Innovation from 'Treps in Emerging Markets

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How the guiding principles of "jugaad" can help grow your business with limited resources -- and innovate faster, better, cheaper.
May 15, 2012 in Innovation
5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Power

5 Ways to Boost Your Creative Power

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These simple strategies for tapping the creative process can help keep you on track toward breakthrough success.
April 26, 2012 in Innovation
Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media

Rainn Wilson on SoulPancake and Social Media

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See how the actor's new media company SoulPancake is making a business out of helping you chew on life's big questions.
April 5, 2012 in Innovation
BlogFrog and the Power of Moms

BlogFrog and the Power of Moms

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BlogFrog is capitalizing on the massive influence of mom bloggers with its brand-sponsored conversations and communities. The network's agency clients and star writers are also reaping rewards. But as the line between editorial and advertising blurs, is authenticity getting left behind?
March 21, 2012 in Innovation
Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on TV, Social Media and Entrepreneurship

Filmmaker Robert Rodriguez on TV, Social Media and Entrepreneurship

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When it comes to creating something totally new, cutting-edge film director Robert Rodriguez offers this advice.
March 20, 2012 in Innovation
How to Build a More Innovative BusinessPlay Video

How to Build a More Innovative Business (Video)

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Innovation is the lifeblood of entrepreneurship. But how can a business owner continue to innovate? Serial entrepreneur Jen Groover offers her tips.
March 9, 2012 in Innovation
Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

Five Tips to Inspire Innovation at Your Small Business

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More innovation is needed for a business to thrive in today's world of shrinking product life cycles and increased competition. Here's how to kick your business into high gear.
February 27, 2012 in Innovation
The New Trends and Technologies Driving Design

The New Trends and Technologies Driving Design

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Innovation in the way products are designed, manufactured and delivered is spelling opportunities for small businesses of all types. Learn how forward-thinking entrepreneurs are putting them to work.
February 21, 2012 in Innovation
How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

How Your Business Can Last Longer than a Twinkie

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Kodak and Hostess may have landed in bankruptcy court, but you can avoid their fate. Here are four tips.
January 27, 2012 in Innovation
What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

What You Can Learn About Innovation from Amazon, Starbucks and USPS

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How do the big companies stay on top? Take a look at some of the new customer-service ideas Amazon, USPS and Starbucks have in store.
January 11, 2012 in Innovation
Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports

Three Companies Carving a Niche in Snow Sports

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These small businesses are keeping the powder (and the industry) fresh.
November 22, 2011 in Innovation
How Steve Jobs Saved Apple

How Steve Jobs Saved Apple

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When he returned in 1997, one of Jobs' first goals was to review the company's bloated product line. Part of our blog series this week on the autobiography of Steve Jobs.
October 27, 2011 in Innovation
Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to SucceedPlay Video

Insights: Spanx's Sara Blakely on the Drive to Succeed (Video)

The founder of the body-shaping undergarment company talks about the vision for her invention and how she prepared for its success.
October 11, 2011 in Innovation
Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

Remembering Apple's Steve Jobs

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Reactions to news of the death of Apple co-founder Steve Jobs emerged within hours from his competitors, fellow entrepreneurs and others influenced by his work and life.
October 6, 2011 in Innovation
Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying CompetitivePlay Video

Jungle City's Ann Mincieli on the Secret to Staying Competitive (Video)

The groundbreaking recording engineer talks about how her studio stays on the cutting edge. Her advice: Hire a motivated team with passion and a hunger to try new things. Part of our Insights series.
September 30, 2011 in Innovation
Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Fostering InnovationPlay Video

Docstoc's Jason Nazar on Fostering Innovation (Video)

A successful Internet entrepreneur talks about the virtues of failing fast when creating a new product or trying to do something new. Once you learn a lesson, incorporate it in your routines. 'Don't fail at the same thing more than once,' he says.
September 21, 2011 in Innovation
Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

Mike Wolfe of 'American Pickers' Is the New Americana Idol

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Mike Wolfe, creator and star of the TV show American Pickers, is leveraging a popular passion for the past to build the multimedia empire of the future.
August 31, 2011 in Innovation
The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott HamlinPlay Video

The Innovators: Looptworks' Scott Hamlin (Video)

Co-founder of an upcycled clothing and accessories maker describes a new frontier for product innovations.
August 30, 2011 in Innovation
The Innovators: Stumptown's Duane SorensonPlay Video

The Innovators: Stumptown's Duane Sorenson (Video)

Founder of the counterculture coffee brand talks about how he's managed to innovate within the age-old coffee industry.
August 29, 2011 in Innovation
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