The Weight of the Organizational Pyramid

We all know how organization charts work.  At the top is the CEO.  Below him are the C Suite officers, usually the COO, the CFO, the CIO, the CMO or VP-Marketing (or, sometimes, the VP-Sales and Marketing).  Beneath them are their staffs.  And so it goes until we get to the lowest levels in the…

Have You Noticed?

Have You Noticed? I have generally been dealing with fairly serious subjects in this blog. For a change of pace, I’d like to share some not-so-serious observations. I’m sure you can add some of your own. Please feel free to do so. So, just for fun, have you noticed that: – On Twitter, everyone is…

Creating a Culture of Innovation

Creating a Culture of Innovation Creating a culture of innovation is not a mysterious process whereby creativity and practicality magically merge. Nor is it something that can be created via organization charts or suggestion boxes. Creating a culture of innovation requires thought, effort, a high tolerance for change and risk, and the ability to combine…

What is a Culture of Innovation?

What is a Culture of Innovation? A culture of innovation is a culture of controlled chaos. We generally define “innovation” by its results: new products or services that can be brought to market. But the process by which successful innovation occurs is a delicate balancing of individual and group, of stray thoughts and methodical planning.…

Does Success Kill Innovation?

Does Success Kill Innovation? Economies of scale as a condition of success is a business maxim. We look for efficiencies and the opportunity to cut costs or spread them over a wider base. We seek the leverage that size brings, the power to overwhelmingly position ourselves in the marketplace and against competitors. Every entrepreneur’s dream…