Jun 042017
 

Disruptive Innovation

Innovation Quotes

  • “The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  • “Smart companies fail because they do everything right. They cater to high-profit-margin customers and ignore the low end of the market, where disruptive innovations emerge from.” ~ Clayton Christensen
Apr 132017
 

Description: A group of entrepreneurs talk about what they learned in the trenches that they never could have learned in a classroom. The panelists will also share the courses that were most helpful to them in their entrepreneurial ventures, the courses that they wished they had taken, and the topics that business schools should be teaching to aspiring entrepreneurs.

Supply Chain Innovation Quotes

  • “Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.’” ~ Elon Musk.
  • “I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” ~ Thomas Edison.
  • “Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” ~ William McKnight, 3M President.
  • “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.” ~ Thomas Edison.
  • “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  – Buckminster Fuller.
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein.
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck.
  • “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard.

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Apr 102017
 

“Don’t tell people how to do things, tell them what to do and let them surprise you with their results.”  ~George S. Patton Jr.

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.”   ~John Quincy Adams

 

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Nov 252016
 

Amazon Drones

Thought this was an interesting video and might spur some discussion.  We will only see more and more stories about drones.  Whether you like them or not, drones are here to stay.

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Sep 182016
 

Supply Chain Innovation

Supply Chain Innovation if done correctly will greatly help productivity and efficiency.

  • “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”  ~ Socrates
  • “Lets go invent tomorrow instead of worrying about what happened yesterday.” ~  Steve Jobs
  • “Going from PayPal, I thought, well, ‘What are some of the other problems that are likely to most affect the future of humanity?’ Not from the perspective, ‘What’s the best way to make money?’ which is okay, but, it was really, ‘What do I think is going to most affect the future of humanity.'” ~ Elon Musk
  • “I have more respect for the fellow with a single idea who gets there than for the fellow with a thousand ideas who does nothing.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “Listen to anyone with an original idea, no matter how absurd it may sound at first. If you put fences around people, you get sheep. Give people the room they need.” ~ William McKnight, 3M President
  • “Being busy does not always mean real work. The object of all work is production or accomplishment and to either of these ends there must be forethought, system, planning, intelligence and honest purpose, as well as perspiration.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”  – Buckminster Fuller
  • “Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life’s coming attractions.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ Jonh Steinbeck
  • “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard
  • “You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”  ~ Lee Iacocca
  • “Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “You can’t use up creativity. The more you use, the more you have.” ~ Maya Angelou

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Jul 252016
 

Innovation at Procter & Gamble

A.G. Lafley: Innovation at Procter & Gamble.  An interview with A.G. Lafley, Chairman and CEO, Procter & Gamble. Innovation is at the core of P&G’s business strategy.  See how P&G makes innovation an everyday practice in their organization.  P&G has done some amazing things in supply chain.  P&G partnered with Walmart and Sam Walton to change supply chain by sharing information.

Innovation Quotes.

  • “The reason why it is so difficult for existing firms to capitalize on disruptive innovations is that their processes and their business model that make them good at the existing business actually make them bad at competing for the disruption.” ~ Clayton Christensen
  • “Without change there is no innovation, creativity, or incentive for improvement. Those who initiate change will have a better opportunity to manage the change that is inevitable.” ~ William Pollard
  • “You want to be extra rigorous about making the best possible thing you can. Find everything that’s wrong with it and fix it. Seek negative feedback, particularly from friends.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “A man may die, nations may rise and fall, but an idea lives on.” ~ John F. Kennedy
  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.”  ~ Lee Iacocca
  • “Unfortunately, there seems to be far more opportunity out there than ability…. We should remember that good fortune often happens when opportunity meets with preparation.” ~ Thomas Edison

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Jul 162016
 

Teamwork and Collaboration

Cisco CEO John Chambers explains how abandoning command-and-control leadership has enabled the company to innovate more quickly, using collaboration and teamwork.

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May 152016
 

Elon Musk

Entrepreneur Elon Musk is a man with many plans. The founder of PayPal, Tesla Motors and SpaceX sits down with TED curator Chris Anderson to share details about his visionary projects, which include a mass-marketed electric car, a solar energy leasing company and a fully reusable rocket.

Elon Musk Quotes

  • “It is a mistake to hire huge numbers of people to get a complicated job done. Numbers will never compensate for talent in getting the right answer (two people who don’t know something are no better than one), will tend to slow down progress, and will make the task incredibly expensive.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “If you go back a few hundred years, what we take for granted today would seem like magic – being able to talk to people over long distances, to transmit images, flying, accessing vast amounts of data like an oracle. These are all things that would have been considered magic a few hundred years ago.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “If you’re co-founder or CEO, you have to do all kinds of tasks you might not want to do… If you don’t do your chores, the company won’t succeed… No task is too menial.” ~ Elon Musk
  • “I do think there is a lot of potential if you have a compelling product and people are willing to pay a premium for that. I think that is what Apple has shown. You can buy a much cheaper cell phone or laptop, but Apple’s product is so much better than the alternative, and people are willing to pay that premium.”  ~ Elon Musk
  • “I always invest my own money in the companies that I create. I don’t believe in the whole thing of just using other people’s money. I don’t think that’s right. I’m not going to ask other people to invest in something if I’m not prepared to do so myself.”

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Apr 232016
 

Great Entrepreneurs – Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Dell Computers …

Some great entrepreneurs share priceless advice. Jeff Bezos, Steve Jobs, Michael Dell, Mark Zuckerberg…  These stories can easily be adapted to supply chain or whatever business discipline you may be in.  This is priceless information from top Entrepreneurs and business people.  Hear from the great entrepreneurs who founded companies like Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Dell Computers.

Quotes from Great Entrepreneurs

  • “There are a lot of things that go into creating success. I don’t like to do just the things I like to do. I like to do things that cause the company to succeed. I don’t spend a lot of time doing my favorite activities.” ~ Michael Dell, made huge innovations with the Dell Supply Chain.
  • “I remember really vividly, you know, having pizza with my friends a day or two after — I opened up the first version of Facebook at the time I thought, ‘You know, someone needs to build a service like this for the world. But I just never thought that we’d be the ones to help do it. And I think a lot of what it comes down to is we just cared more.” ~ Mark Zuckerberg, co-founder of Facebook.
  • “Don’t be afraid to fail. Get out there and experiment and learn and fail and get a rate based on the experiences you have. Go for it and when you go for it you’ll learn what you’re capable of, what the potential is, where the opportunities are, but you can’t be afraid to fail because that’s when you learn.” ~ Michael Dell, founder of Dell Computers.
  • “Make your product easier to buy than your competition, or you will find your customers buying from them, not you.” ~  Mark Cuban. 
  • “Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. Don’t be trapped by dogma – which is living with the results of other people’s thinking. Don’t let the noise of other’s opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.” ~ Steve Jobs, Co-founder Apple Inc.
  • “I knew that if I failed I wouldn’t regret that, but I knew the one thing I might regret is not trying.” ~ Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon
  • “The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world.” ~ Marc Benioff, CEO Salesforce
  • “Everything started as nothing.” ~ Ben Weissenstein. 
  • “You can learn from everybody.”  ~ Sam Walton, created the Walmart Supply Chain.

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Apr 162016
 

Seth Godin: How to get your ideas to spread.

In a world of too many options and too little time, our obvious choice is to just ignore the ordinary stuff. Marketing guru Seth Godin spells out why, when it comes to getting our attention, bad or bizarre ideas are more successful than boring ones.

Idea Quotes

  • “You can have brilliant ideas, but if you can’t get them across, your ideas won’t get you anywhere.” ~ Lee Iacocca
  • “Ideas are like rabbits. You get a couple and learn how to handle them, and pretty soon you have a dozen.” ~ John Steinbeck
  • “I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent. Curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” ~ Albert Einstein
  • “There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come.” ~ Victor Hugo
  • “Nearly every man who develops an idea works it up to the point where it looks impossible, and then he gets discouraged. That’s not the place to become discouraged.” ~ Thomas Edison
  • “All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  • “An idea, like a ghost, must be spoken to a little before it will explain itself.” ~ Charles Dickens
  • “A mediocre idea that generates enthusiasm will go further than a great idea that inspires no one.” ~ Mary Kay Ash
  • “You do things when the opportunities come along. I’ve had periods in my life when I’ve had a bundle of ideas come along, and I’ve had long dry spells. If I get an idea next week, I’ll do something. If not, I won’t do a damn thing.” ~ Warren Buffet
  • “I was lucky enough to co-found a business in college that ended up with 400 employees, and I launched 20 different projects while I was there – a project a week.” ~ Seth Godin
  • “The great accomplishments of man have resulted from the transmission of ideas of enthusiasm.” ~ Thomas Watson
  • “I find that I have about six bloggable ideas a day. I also find that writing twice as long a post doesn’t increase communication, it usually decreases it. And finally, I found that people get antsy if there are unread posts in their queue.” ~ Seth Godin

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