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3 Innovation Imperatives You Need to Drive Growth in Your Business

3 Innovation Imperatives You Need to Drive Growth in Your Business

Amazon has it.
Nike sustains it.
Upworthy socializes it.
Umpqua redefined an industry with it.
Blackberry thought they had it.
Yahoo is still looking for it.
And Apple had it, lost it, found it and may well be losing it all over again.

And if you are discouraged by declining market share…
Struggling with stagnant growth…
Or simply frustrated because revenues aren’t rising as quickly as you would like…
it is essential if you want to drive more customers, more revenue and more growth in your business.

Any thoughts on what it could be?

Vision?
Passion?
Market dominance?
It could well be any of those things.

However, in this case, it is what we refer to as …

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Five Reasons You Need to Fire More Customers

Five Reasons You Need to Fire More Customers

It’s a troubling thought.

A deep, dark secret.

One that you would probably find hard to admit.

It’s certainly not anything that you would say out loud because what would other people think?

After all… you run a business and businesses need customers.

And that means that all customers are good customers, right?

Well… you and I both know that it doesn’t always work out that way.

And our deep dark secret is that most of us can think of at least one customer where all we want is to look that client in the eye and utter the 2 little words made famous by he who shall remain nameless – “You’re Fired!”

But then there’s that little thing called a reality check. The little voice inside of your head that reminds you that firing clients probably isn’t good for business.

And that makes perfect sense, right?
Well, you may need to think again.

Let me explain…

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The Ultimate Threat to Innovation Lies Lurking in Us All

The Ultimate Threat to Innovation Lies Lurking in Us All

It’s an early Sunday morning at my favourite coffee shop.

I’m here to catch a few quiet moments and organize my thoughts for the week.

There’s something special about the Sunday morning mood here.  It’s peaceful, reflective and a good place to be.

An older gentleman is sitting to my right.  I walked past him earlier as I picked up my coffee. Caught his eye … smiled… got a small but hesitant smile in return.

Not sure how to describe him. Fragile maybe. Yes, fragile would be the right word.

I sit down at a table not far from him and go about my business. Reading… thinking… planning. And yet, every so often, his energy calls to me and I glance over at him.

He seems somewhat surreal sitting there – alone – as the crowd bustles by him, intent upon their own Sunday morning moment.

He watches them but they don’t see him.

And I begin to wonder…

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25 Outrageously Courageous Touchpoint Experiences that Can’t Help but Inspire You

25 Outrageously Courageous Touchpoint Experiences that Can’t Help but Inspire You

Does this sound familiar?
You want to be more innovative in your business. You want to create more innovative experiences for your customers. In fact, you know that if you aren’t more innovative, the competition could well walk away with those customers.
But for weeks on end, you struggle to come up with any truly innovative ideas.
No matter what you do, your brain refuses to cooperate. Every creative neuron you have is on an extended vacation. I’m talking the Sahara Desert here. Nothing as far as the metaphorical eye can see and no relief in sight.
Simply put, you have hit the proverbial wall and frustrating doesn’t even begin to describe it.
Well, rest assured, you’re not alone. It happens to the best of us.
And when it does, there’s nothing like innovation inspiration from the outside world to drag those creative juices of yours back to work.
So, on the off chance that this predicament does sound familiar to you, here are 25 of the craziest, most outrageously courageous, innovative customer touchpoint experiences that we have ever seen. And although some of these examples may seem a little too outrageous for you, our hope is that they will inspire you and your team to push yourselves beyond the obvious and dare 2b different.
But before we dive in, it is important to note that all of experiences described here have one important thing in common.

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