0311 | Soren Kaplan

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Soren Kaplan is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leapfrogging: Harness the Power the of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs. Soren Kaplan is the author of the Wall Street Journal bestselling book Leapfrogging: Harness the Power the of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs. Innovation burkus creativity innovation kaplan LDRLB Podcast

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0405 | Saul Kaplan

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Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory and the author of Business Model Innovation Factory. Saul Kaplan is the Founder and Chief Catalyst of Business Innovation Factory and the author of Business Model Innovation Factory. Innovation business model innovation kaplan LDRLB Podcast

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Soren Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a Managing Principal at InnovationPoint, where he works with organizations including Visa, Colgate-Palmolive, Medtronic, Disney, Philips, PepsiCo, and numerous other global firms. Soren previously led the internal strategy and innovation group at Hewlett-Packard (HP) during the roaring 1990’s in Silicon Valley and was a co-founder of iCohere, one of the first web [.].

Robert Steven Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

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Robert Steven Kaplan is the Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice and Senior Associate Dean at Harvard Business School. He is also and co-chairman of Draper Richards Kaplan Foundation, a global venture philanthropy firm. Prior to joining Harvard Business School in September 2005, Rob served as Vice Chairman of The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. with […].

0803 | How to Create a Culture of Innovation with Soren Kaplan

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Soren Kaplan is the author of the best-selling and award-winning book Leapfrogging , an affiliated professor at the Center for Effective Organizations at USC’s Marshall School of Business, a contributing writer for Fast Company, a leading keynote speaker, and the founder of InnovationPoint.

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Marjorie Kaplan (the Animal Planet and Science networks) in “The Corner Office”

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Here are a few insights provided during an interview of Marjorie Kaplan, president of the Animal Planet and Science networks, who says true creativity comes from the ability to tolerate [.]. Bob's blog entries Adam Bryant Corner Office column Marjorie Kaplan Ogilvy & Mather SundayBusiness section the Animal Planet and Science networks The New York Times

The Parable of Pop Rocks Candy – My Takeaways from Leapfrogging by Soren Kaplan

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At the January First Friday Book Synopsis, I presented my synopsis of Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs by Soren Kaplan. A good book, it reminded me that the “same old same old” will simply not cut it in today’s short-lived business-success-cycle era. Here’s the definition of Leapfrogging, from the book: I [.]. Randy's blog entries

Top executives need feedback—here’s how they can get it

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Here is an excerpt from another outstanding article written by Robert Steven Kaplan and made available by The McKinsey Quarterly at its website. Bob's blog entries Draper Richards Kaplan Goldman Sachs Harvard Business School Harvard Business School Press Reaching Your Potential Robert Steven Kaplan The McKinsey Quarterly Top executives need feedback—here’s how they can get it What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader

The Power of Surprise

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surpriseWhy do most leaders avoid uncertainty? Why do organizations hate surprises? Why is predictability and control the unquestioned holy grail of management? Every management book on Amazon with the word “surprise” in its title is about how to prevent the phenomenon.

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3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

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Thank you Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij & Saul Kaplan for this honor from TIME magazine. RCUS BIF2015 Brown University Business Model Innovation Culture Education Innovation Leadership Networking Saul Kaplan Strategyweeks til the magic of BIF2015. I am blessed with the gift of my network and can't wait to see my students and clients and friends and friends-to-be. How many people end business meetings with an “I love you” and a hug?

Four ways to get started on obtaining constructive performance and strategic feedback by calling on junior colleagues

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Kaplan in his recently published book, What to Ask the Person in the Mirror: Critical Questions for Becoming a More Effective Leader and Reaching Your Potential, published by Harvard Business School Press (2011). Here are some invaluable ideas provided by Robert S. Cultivate junior coaches Write down a realistic assessment of your specific strengths [.].

The Power of #RCUS

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BIF10 Business Innovation Factory Business Models Culture Innovation John Hagel Leadership Networking Saul Kaplan Strategy Thank you BIF for chatting with me about the power of #RCUS and BIF! Can''t wait for BIF10 !!! The BIF Summit is the ultimate interdisciplinary happening.".

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How a Successful Leader had the Best Year of Her Life

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Janice Kaplan cried on New Year’s Eve. She snuggled with her husband and watched a movie before the crystal ball dropped in New York City. She didn’t want her year to end. I… Continue reading → Gratitude Leadership Development organizational success

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The Inclusion Dividend: A book review by Bob Morris

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The Inclusion Dividend: Why Investing in Diversity & Inclusion Pays Off Mark Kaplan and Mason Donovan Bibliomotion (2013) A brilliant explanation of the ROI of a workplace community within which diversity and inclusion are core values If you were to ask ten different people to define the word “diversity,” you would probably get 7-10 different […].

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

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Thank you Nicha Ratana-Apiromyakij & Saul Kaplan for this honor and story about BIF10. BIF10 Brown University Culture Innovation Leadership Networking Saul Kaplan Strategy business model TIME magazine ( online )!! I am so privileged and blessed to be a part of BIF. How many people end business meetings with an “I love you” and a hug? Venture capitalist and former AT&T Labs scientist Deb Mills-Scofield does.

10 Questions to Inspire Innovation

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplanPushing thinking to find breakthroughs and innovate is as much about asking the right questions as finding the right answers. CIO Insight recently published my presentation highlighting 10 questions that can be used for leapfrogging mindsets to foster innovation: 1.

Whatever else we need, we need this: “the fullest development of the mental resources and technical skills of young men and women”

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Randy's blog entries education Eisenhower Fred Kaplan National Defense Education Act SputnikI don’t know what will solve our problems — and they are quite daunting problems. But every expert seems to imply that education is a major piece of any solution. And yet, we seem to be floundering in that department. I was reading this article this morning in Slate, Can America Ever Have Another “Sputnik [.].

The Ten Laws Of Trust

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Kaplan, the evidence-based book covers these 10 laws of trust: Start with personal integrity Invest in respect Empower others Measure what you want to achieve Create a common dream Keep everyone informed Embrace respectful conflict Show humility Strive for win-win negotiations Proceed with care David A. Kaplan Other valuable takeaways from the book include: The gap between what a leader says and does is at the heart of trust.

6 Ways to Create an Innovative Culture

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Innovation autonomy innovation kaplan organizational culture rewards Last week FastCompany published an article called 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation. Yes, I wrote it. No, I didn’t expect that the article would receive over 1200 tweets from FastCo’s page alone on the first day. A pleasant surprise. Why the interest?

Lexington Kentucky - Entrepreneurs Take Charge!

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Saul Kaplan Lexington Lexenomics Kentucky Innovation Entrepreneurism BIF-6I’ve been in Lexington, KY these past 2 days watching entrepreneurs learn and discuss how to transform their city. Eric Patrick Marr, founder of The Lexenomics Group, brought a friend of [.].

Leading a Culture of Innovation

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Innovation Leadership creativity innovation kaplan organizational culture All companies, whether they are successful with innovation or not, have one thing in common: they have their own “personalities.” These personalities are their unique organizational cultures – the shared experiences, values, norms, assumptions and beliefs that shape individual and group behavior, and that (for better or for worse) ultimately impact their business success.

Why Innovation is not "Invented Here"

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In LEAPFROGGING , author Soren Kaplan reveals why this command-and-control mindset is exactly what stymies innovation. The leapfrogging life cycle that Kaplan describes in his book is not a step-by-step how to guide. Soren Kaplan: Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs.

America's Future is #RCUS

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Alan Webber BIF BIF9 Carmen Medina Culture Innovation Jazz Leadership Livestrong Networking RCUS Saul Kaplan Strategy Virtues-Values Whitney Johnson After every BIF , we always wonder if it can get any better and each year is as unique and powerful as the one before. This is a testimony to the human spirit. The media tells us everything that''s wrong in the world but it''s Random Collisions of Unusual Suspects ( #RCUS ) that show us otherwise.

Fear Your Strengths: A book review by Bob Morris

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Fear Your Strengths: What You Are Best at Could Be Your Biggest Problem Robert Kaplan and Robert Kaiser Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2013) Actually, what we should fear are complacency and self-satisfaction as well as the assumption that “just good enough” really is.

Why do most businesses avoid surprises at all costs?

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In LEAPFROGGING , author Soren Kaplan reveals why this command-and-control mindset is exactly what stymies innovation. The leapfrogging life cycle that Kaplan describes in his book is not a step-by-step how to guide. Soren Kaplan: Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs. Books Business Coaching Memes Success business breakthrough can't get enough leadership game changers leapfrogging mindset power of soren kaplan surprise

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Why Too Much Power Stifles Innovation

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplan When it comes to innovation, we know that open-mindedness, deferring judgment, including diverse inputs from diverse people, and supporting collaboration inside and outside our organizations are all success factors when going for big ideas that make a big difference.

How to Use Uncertainty and Surprise for Breakthroughs

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Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surprise uncertaintyMost leaders are taught to avoid uncertainty. Big visions, carefully crafted strategies, and detailed plans are signs of great leadership. Surprise is the enemy. Or, is it? Could we be overlooking – even resisting – one of the most essential catalysts of personal and business breakthroughs? Could we be ignoring the most fundamental tool that anyone can use to create disruptive innovation and change?

Viral Innovation Through The “Surprise Factor”

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Innovation innovation kaplan leapfrogging surprise Infuse the unexpected into everything you do for customers — and deliver a continuous stream of positive surprises. __. When I ask business leaders, students, or friends to think back on their favorite experiences with what they consider truly breakthrough new products or services, many can’t help but smile.

How to Create a Culture of Innovation

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Innovation culture innovation kaplan organizational culture When FastCompany published 6 Ways to Create a Culture of Innovation this last Fall, within the first few days the article received over 2000 tweets from FastCo’s page alone. It became one of the Magazine’s most popular articles of 2013. Why such keen interest in this topic?

The Strategy-Focused Organization: A book review by Bob Morris

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Kaplan and David P. Kaplan The Balanced Scoreboard The Perilous "Journey" to Achieve Breakthrough Performance The Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Translate the strategy to operational terms Translating the Strategy to Operational TermsThe Strategy-Focused Organization: How Balanced Scorecard Companies Thrive in the New Business Environment Robert S.

Five Strategies for Nonprofit Innovation

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Innovation business model innovation kaplan nonprofit Nonprofits face a fundamental “business” challenge: they’re “nonprofits.” Most of the 1.5 millions US nonprofits don’t support themselves through “competing” or creating better products, services, or business models. They fundraise, get donations, and find grants. Historically, the typical nonprofit business model has been based on dependence. Dependence limits innovative thinking. Social business is gaining steam.

4 Breakthrough Leadership Strategies for 2013

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Innovation breakthrough innovation kaplan leapfroggingThe New Year brings about resolutions to redefine the status quo. It’s usually an individual endeavor focused on fitness, friendships, or finances. When it comes to business, great things can also happen when we apply the catalytic energy of the New Year to our teams and organizations.

Innovative Leaders Aren’t Scared of Customers

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. LeaderLab innovation kaplan LeadershipI recently had the opportunity to meet with a major bank. The discussion involved how to create new financial services for their high net worth clients (a.k.a. people who are way richer than I’ll ever be).

Leading Thoughts for October 29, 2020

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Kaplan on the connection between past, present, and future: “The greater the disregard of history, the greater he delusions regarding the future. I DEAS shared have the power to expand perspectives, change thinking, and move lives. Here are two ideas for the curious mind to engage with: I.

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Marketing to Women: A book review by Bob Morris

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Marketing to Women: How to Understand, Reach, and Increase Your Share of the Largest Market Segment Marti Barletta Kaplan Business (2002) How to Succeed in the World’s Largest Market Segment In this uniquely informative volume, Barletta answers three separate but related questions: “What makes women a worthwhile market?”, “Why market differently to women?”

What You’re Really Meant to Do: A book review by Bob Morris

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What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential Robert Steven Kaplan Harvard Business Review Press (2013) To paraphrase Walt Whitman, “We are large, we contain multitudes.” Self-improvement initiatives or, if you prefer, self-fulfillment or self-actualization initiatives, are best viewed as an on-going journey, not as an ultimate destination. Many authors […].

Leading to Disruptive Innovation

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Soren Kaplan is the author of Leapfrogging and a speaker, educator, and managing principal at InnovationPoint , where he teaches leaders how to create business breakthroughs. Innovation innovation kaplan LeadershipDisruptive innovation is no longer the exception, it’s the rule. Just look at Blackberry, Blockbuster, Borders, and Kodak – all companies that missed opportunities to leapfrog to the next big thing.

Four Executives on Succeeding in Business as a Woman

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Here is the introduction to an article written by Adam Bryant for The New York Times. To read the complete article, please click here. * * * When I started the Corner Office column more than four years and about 250 interviews ago, I set several guidelines for the conversations I would have with top […].

Innovative Leaders Aren’t Scared of Customers

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Innovation Leadership innovation kaplan market research prototyping I recently had the opportunity to meet with a major bank. The discussion involved how to create new financial services for their high net worth clients (a.k.a. people who are way richer than I’ll ever be). I offered my opinion that directly engaging their clients could provide an important stimulus for their ideas. “We We can’t talk to our customers,” they replied. Their relationships are way too important to us.”

PrimeTime Women: A book review by Bob Morris

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PrimeTime Women: How to Win the Hearts, Minds, and Business of Boomer Big Spenders Marti Barletta Kaplan Publishing (2006) The nature and extent of a “prime marketing opportunity&# Those who have already read Marti Barletta’s Marketing to Women will welcome this sequel in which she develops in much greater depth her core concepts with regard [.].

Leapfrogging: A book review by Bob Morris

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Leapfrogging: Harness the Power of Surprise for Business Breakthroughs Soren Kaplan Berrett-Koehler Publishers (2012) The power and value of serendipity on the other side of complexity As I began to read this book, I was reminded of an observation by Oliver Wendell Holmes: “I wouldn’t give a fig for simplicity this side of complexity but [.].

Blogging on Business Update from Bob Morris (Week of 5/20/13)

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I hope that at least a few of these recent posts will be of interest to you: BOOK REVIEWS Breaking Out: How to Build Influence in a World of Competing Ideas John Butman What You’re Really Meant to Do: A Roadmap for Reaching Your Unique Potential Robert Steven Kaplan The UnStoppables: Tapping Your Entrepreneurial […].

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Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Next Generation

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Posted in Leadership Development [link] I am so honored to share the screen on Huffington Post Live with Angela Maiers, Saul Kaplan,Robin Chase, Whitney Johnson and Brian Cuban as we discuss Choose2Matter - helping our kids realize how much they have to offer and give to the world.