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The Trouble with Measuring Innovation
Measuring innovation—how much is taking place and the value it’s producing—remains a challenge for many companies. The metrics they use to evaluate innovation can sometimes be misleading.
Some metrics, such as the number of new ideas in various stages of development, can overestimate the innovation that is actually taking place inside a company. Other metrics, such as revenue derived from innovations, may not pick up the indirect business value certain ideas create. Read More
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The Trouble with Measuring Innovation

Measuring innovation—how much is taking place and the value it’s producing—remains a challenge for many companies. The metrics they use to evaluate innovation can sometimes be misleading.

Some metrics, such as the number of new ideas in various stages of development, can overestimate the innovation that is actually taking place inside a company. Other metrics, such as revenue derived from innovations, may not pick up the indirect business value certain ideas create. Read More

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A useful list of websites to help with your small biz.
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A useful list of websites to help with your small biz.

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I’ve learned that trying to be like someone else, because of a perceived advantage, doesn’t work in any part of life, least of all in business. There is no room for imposters in any part of a successful enterprise.

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I’ve learned that trying to be like someone else, because of a perceived advantage, doesn’t work in any part of life, least of all in business. There is no room for imposters in any part of a successful enterprise.

(via Five Lessons About Women in Business - The Source - WSJ )

Even in a tough job market, 23% of recent college graduates wouldn’t take a post where they couldn’t make or take personal phone calls, and 20% would reject a place that didn’t let them check personal email.

Despite the economy, recent grads are still making high demands when it comes to work. Among them: good health benefits, a high salary and work/life flexibility. Is today’s youth reaching too high?

No Personal Calls on the Job? No Thanks - WSJ.com

Being great involves luck and other circumstances beyond your control. The less you think about being great, the more likely it is to happen. And if it doesn’t, there is absolutely nothing wrong with being solid.

These may be words of wisdom for college grads, but they apply to small business as well. After all, it’s possible to have a great company even if you don’t become the next Facebook.

What They Don’t Tell You at Graduation - WSJ.com

Where does your career fall on the list?
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Where does your career fall on the list?

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Companies die from not being eaten by their competitors, but from self-inflicted wounds. They don’t have discipline. Their best people get frustrated. They chase all these shiny objects that aren’t core to the business. They become complacent because of early success.

Drew Houston of Dropbox on living up to the company’s reputation.
(via Hype Hangs Over Dropbox - WSJ.com )

Companies die from not being eaten by their competitors, but from self-inflicted wounds. They don’t have discipline. Their best people get frustrated. They chase all these shiny objects that aren’t core to the business. They become complacent because of early success.

Drew Houston of Dropbox on living up to the company’s reputation.

(via Hype Hangs Over Dropbox - WSJ.com )


"Across the country, schools are rushing to introduce entrepreneurship classes. Self-help books for business founders are topping the best-seller lists. All of which is rekindling an age-old debate in the business world: Is entrepreneurship a skill that can be taught, or one you have to develop by doing?"

It seems like some are born to be entrepreneurs…but can you also teach yourself how to be one?
(via Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? - WSJ.com)

"Across the country, schools are rushing to introduce entrepreneurship classes. Self-help books for business founders are topping the best-seller lists. All of which is rekindling an age-old debate in the business world: Is entrepreneurship a skill that can be taught, or one you have to develop by doing?"

It seems like some are born to be entrepreneurs…but can you also teach yourself how to be one?

(via Can Entrepreneurship Be Taught? - WSJ.com)

We know that the role of small business is a crucial one, but what about the Small Business Administration? Veronique de Rugy and Barbara Kasoff argue for and against the government organization.
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We know that the role of small business is a crucial one, but what about the Small Business Administration? Veronique de Rugy and Barbara Kasoff argue for and against the government organization.

(via Should the Small Business Administration Be Abolished? - WSJ.com)

Creativity is not magic, and there’s no such thing as a creative type. Creativity is not a trait that we inherit in our genes or a blessing bestowed by the angels. It’s a skill.