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LaunchPath's New Logo and That Moment When Things Just Click

LaunchPath's New Logo and That Moment When Things Just Click

As is true with most innovations, it started with a problem, but innovative solutions rarely if ever "just click."

Gray Somerville

Gray Somerville

What If My Employees' Ideas Suck?

What If My Employees' Ideas Suck?

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Gray Somerville

Your Pandemic Opportunity

Your Pandemic Opportunity

You know how the game of Solitaire sometimes leaves you stuck, and then you reshuffle the deck and everything starts to flow? The COVID-19 pandemic is just like that – a massive reshuffling that is allowing wildly new patterns and possibilities to emerge.

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Gray Somerville

The Minimum Viable Entrepreneur

The Minimum Viable Entrepreneur

what are the bare bones minimum characteristics and competencies of a person who could identify an innovative new business opportunity and and grow it to revenues in excess of $10MM / Yr.?

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Gray Somerville

Why We Need to Generate Lots of Ideas

Why We Need to Generate Lots of Ideas

Linus Pauling, a famous American scientist and two-time winner of the Nobel prize, once commented that, “the best way to get a good idea is to get a lot of ideas and throw the bad ones away.”

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Gray Somerville

To Succeed As an Intrapreneur: Ask the Right Questions

To Succeed As an Intrapreneur: Ask the Right Questions

Einstein once remarked that if he had an hour to solve a problem, he would use the first 55 minutes determining the proper question to ask. In this post we share some practical tips for asking questions that reveal your true innovation opportunity.

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Gray Somerville

Find a Problem You Love

Find a Problem You Love

The philosopher Karl Popper wrote that “there is only one way to science – or to philosophy, for that matter: to meet a problem, to see its beauty and fall in love with it; to get married to it and to live with it happily, till death do ye part ….”

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Guessing & Testing: The Two-Stroke Engine that Drives Innovation

Guessing & Testing: The Two-Stroke Engine that Drives Innovation

The innovation process is different from almost everything else we do. While standard business processes apply what is already known, the innovation process is a search for what is yet unknown.

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Gray Somerville

The Innovation Doomsday Clock

The Innovation Doomsday Clock

The Doomsday Clock, first published on the cover of Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists in 1947, sent a wake up call to the world. The “Innovation Doomsday Clock” doesn’t exist... but it should.

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Gray Somerville

Why CEOs Hate Suggestion Boxes (It's not what you think)

Why CEOs Hate Suggestion Boxes (It's not what you think)

It's not because they're arrogant jerks who think they have all the answers.

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Gray Somerville

Becoming an Intrapreneur: My Story

Becoming an Intrapreneur: My Story

Early in my career, I managed to double my salary and triple my organizational influence by taking an entrepreneurial approach to my work.

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Gray Somerville

The Path to Intrapreneurship

The Path to Intrapreneurship

Want to become an intrapreneur? Here's the path.

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Gray Somerville

ELI5: What Is Innovation?

ELI5: What Is Innovation?

Can you define innovation in 5 words or less? Can you name the 3 basic categories of innovation or the 12 components of any business innovation? In this post, all becomes clear.

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Gray Somerville

Intrapreneurship Requires Trust. Are You Worthy?

Intrapreneurship Requires Trust. Are You Worthy?

Two questions every intrapreneur should ponder before asking their boss to back a project.

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Gray Somerville

Seeing the World Through Your CEO's Eyes

Seeing the World Through Your CEO's Eyes

To succeed as an intrapreneur, you need to learn to see the world through the eyes of your CEO.

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Gray Somerville

12 Questions Every Business Idea Must Answer

12 Questions Every Business Idea Must Answer

What is a business idea? The question sounds straight forward enough, yet it’s surprisingly hard to answer.

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Gray Somerville

Innovation Habit #2: Start With Problems, Not Ideas

Innovation Habit #2: Start With Problems, Not Ideas

What real innovators value are problems. Big, important, clearly articulated problems.

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Gray Somerville

Innovation Habit #1: Put It On the Calendar

Innovation Habit #1: Put It On the Calendar

The striking difference between the successful innovator and the wannabe is that the innovator does something whereas the wannabe most often does nothing.

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Gray Somerville

A Beginner's Guide to Innovation

A Beginner's Guide to Innovation

The goal of innovation is to create value for one or more of your organization's stakeholders by changing one or more of the components of your organization.

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Gray Somerville

How Innovative Companies Get Organized to Innovate

How Innovative Companies Get Organized to Innovate

In this blog, we are going to quickly list out and define some key team roles and show you how they interact throughout the innovation program.

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Gray Somerville

Getting Ready to Innovate: How to Define Your Innovation Priorities

Getting Ready to Innovate: How to Define Your Innovation Priorities

When it comes to innovation, you might feel a little like a mosquito in a nudist colony - you know what you’re here for, but where do you begin?

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Gray Somerville

How Innovative Companies Make Time for Innovation: A Review of Best Practices

How Innovative Companies Make Time for Innovation: A Review of Best Practices

The #1 barrier to new product innovation according to most CEOs is a simple lack of time. In this post we examine the three techniques that innovative small and medium-sized companies use to beat the clock without breaking the bank.

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Gray Somerville