Innovation Snack 4 – Forward Looking Innovation Metrics

It’s not a seven course meal.It’s just a snack.You can consume it in a minute or so.But, it brings the flavor! You could measure the effectiveness of your innovation program by the effect on sales or profitability. But those are backward looking metrics. Instead, measure some forward looking metrics to make sure you are doingContinue reading “Innovation Snack 4 – Forward Looking Innovation Metrics”

Innovation Snack 3 – No Such Thing as SUSTAINABLE Competitive Advantage

It’s not a seven course meal.It’s just a snack.You can consume it in a minute or so.But, it brings the flavor! You just completed refreshing a product. Customers love it! You solved some of their gnarliest problems. So, you’re good now, right? Time to rest and reap the rewards? Nope. Now that those problems areContinue reading “Innovation Snack 3 – No Such Thing as SUSTAINABLE Competitive Advantage”

Innovation Snack 2 – Prioritization Is the Enemy of Open Mindedness

It’s not a seven course meal.It’s just a snack.You can consume it in a minute or so.But, it brings the flavor! Prioritizing is often used as a way to become more productive and efficient. For example, focusing on the needs of your big customers can bring you a quick and sizable return. But in innovationContinue reading “Innovation Snack 2 – Prioritization Is the Enemy of Open Mindedness”

Small Business Solutions with Attorney Kyle Gough

A few weeks ago, I enjoyed the privilege of appearing on Kyle Gough’s podcast, Small Business Solutions. We talked about … Small business innovation and the pandemic. The Fort Wayne entrepreneur community. My ebook, Made From Scratch You can listen to the podcast here. Kyle specializes in startup and entrepreneurial law, offering a fresh innovativeContinue reading “Small Business Solutions with Attorney Kyle Gough”