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.

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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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Soren Kaplan: An interview by Bob Morris

First Friday Book Synopsis

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 [.].

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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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 […].

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

First Friday Book Synopsis

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

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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0422 | David Burkus

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To celebrate the launch of his new book, David Burkus has turned over his microphone to friend and LDRLB contributor Soren Kaplan. To celebrate the launch of his new book, David Burkus has turned over his microphone to friend and LDRLB contributor Soren Kaplan.

3 Simple Words to Revolutionize the World

Mills Scofield

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 )!!

America's Future is #RCUS

Mills Scofield

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.

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?

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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

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 kaplan

Lexington Kentucky - Entrepreneurs Take Charge!

Mills Scofield

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 [.].

The Ten Laws Of Trust

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Kaplan Other valuable takeaways from the book include: The gap between what a leader says and does is at the heart of trust. Kaplan Eric Jacobson Eric Jacobson on Leadership and Management Joel Peterson Leadership Leadership Books Trust

Leading through the Laws of Subtraction

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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. Leadership kaplan may ROWE subtraction

How a Successful Leader had the Best Year of Her Life

Leadership Freak

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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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 [.].

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.

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.

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 […].

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.”

Why do most businesses avoid surprises at all costs?

Coaching Tip

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.

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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 [.].

2012?s Top Ten Insights on Leadership, Innovation, and Strategy

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Ten Questions to Inspire Innovation – Soren Kaplan with ten questions that can be used to evoke more creative thinking. Leadership bell burkus kaplan mcdowell mcKeown vanderpylIt’s the end of another year and that could only mean one thing: lists. As you reflect on 2012 and look forward to 2013, LDRLB did some reflecting too – on the most popular content on 2012. The following ten posts were our top read pieces written in 2012.

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?

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.

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.

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. __.

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.

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 Leadership

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.

Innovation & Entrepreneurship for the Next Generation

Lead Change Blog

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.

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.

Making the Best of the Worst Part of Your Day

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‘Mindful’ commuters say deep breaths, clear mind keep them calm under stress Nancy Kaplan, chief operating officer at a management consulting firm in downtown D.C.,

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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).

Happy or Valuable New Year?

Mills Scofield

Zappos Saul Kaplan Pursuit of Happiness Ponzieconomy Management John Stuart Mill Innovation Happiness Entitlement Economy Economic Value Culture Capitalism BIF-6 Accountability 21st Century Capitalism21st century capitalism is shifting focus from making money to making meaning (ends vs. means, trailing indicators v leading indicators). This is good and necessary.

Thanksgiving of Trust

Mills Scofield

My friend, Saul Kaplan from the Business Innovation Factory , is the keynote speaker and two other friends are on the panel. BIF BWCIG Innovation Saul Kaplan Thanksgiving TrustTomorrow is a day of thanksgiving and blessing for me. It is the 4 th Open Innovation Summit at BW’s Center for Innovation & Growth (CIG). For the past 3 Summits, friends-clients-colleagues have taken a flyer (literally), trusting me, to come share stories, sacrificing a few days at the office.

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.

BIF-6 Summed Up: Optimism-Hope-Trust-Innovation

Mills Scofield

Trust Saul Kaplan Optimism John Hegal Innovation Carmen Medina Business Innovation Factory Brown University BIF6 BIF-6I'm still trying to process the last week; a wonderfully relaxing and productive (not an oxymoron) sabbatical on the dock in Maine, a day at Brown with terrific kids (I'm ready to go back) and BIF-6. If you are ever, ever able to attend BIF's annual conference, spare nothing and go. It will be one of the best things you ever do on so many levels.

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 […].

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.