What Is Wrong With How We View Disruption?

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Right now, it feels as if everything is being disrupted. However, even before COVID-19 became one of the most significant disruptions in generations, another wave of disruption had been taking place for several decades, emanating from Silicon Valley. While no one wanted the experience caused by COVID-19, the disruption occurring in Silicon Valley was intentional…

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What Is An Entrepreneur And How To Think About It Correctly?

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It seems that everyone is an entrepreneur these days. People who operate their own businesses and do not work for others tend to see themselves as entrepreneurs. In some cases, they might be right, but most of them are simply business owners. In his new book The Innovation Stack: Building an Unbeatable Business One Crazy…

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How Can Organizations Be More Entrepreneurial?

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My MBA was in Entrepreneurial Studies. I have always been fascinated by entrepreneurship, which is why I thoroughly enjoyed a section in Humanocracy: Creating Organizations as Amazing as the People Inside Them by Gary Hamel and Michele Zanini, where the authors discuss how companies can become more entrepreneurial. “Entrepreneurship is equally essential to human flourishing.”…

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Peter Drucker: Why His Writings Are As Relevant As Ever

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I write mostly about three topics: innovation, entrepreneurship, and leadership. Recently, as I was rereading a book The Essential Drucker: The Best of Sixty Years of Peter Drucker’s Essential Writings on Management, I realized that most of his writings were on the same topics. No wonder I always see him as one of the greatest…

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What Is The Difference Between Entrepreneur and Innovator?

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What makes one an entrepreneur? Do entrepreneurs innovate? Are startups built by entrepreneurs or innovators? I pondered these questions as I was reading Alexandre Lazarow’s new book Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley. Lazarow describes a new innovation playbook that is emerging from the area that he is calling…

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