Tag: innovation

Innovation, Leadership, Growth, and Corporate Escape Artists- an interview with Gerald Sindell, Al Weatherhead, Dianne Crampton, Pamela Skillings, Sabina Ptacin on Solutionz Live!

Solutionz Live! focuses on providing solutions for real life business and personal challenges for executives and entrepreneurs. The show is hosted by author, keynote speaker and serial entrepreneur, Chicke Fitzgerald, live from sunny Tampa, Florida. This channel also includes the audio recordings from the Executive Girlfriends Group, Transition Solutionz and Word of Mouth Media.  The […]

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Is INNOVATION DOA in your company?

Have you ever had a new idea that you knew was literally “the” idea of the century, but when you take it to the powers that be, it dies a quick death? This cartoon from Tom Fishburne of Marketoonist.com nails this topic: “There is an inevitable friction in bringing ideas to life within a company. […]

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Seal Entrepreneur Series – Part 5 Improvise for Business Survival

One of the things that you learn as a survivor is that there is more than one way of accomplishing a goal.   Business survival has the same characteristics as this physical example of getting beyond a barrier. In the Tom Hanks movie where he was stranded on a desert island we watched as he took […]

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Innovation is Priceless – 3 of 10 Einstein Life Hacks

Einstein said “It’s not that I’m so smart; it’s just that I stay with problems longer.”   He attributed his brilliance to that perseverance. Actually I don’t think it is perseverence that made Einstein great. You can work all day, all year, all term – name your timeframe – and if you keep using the same […]

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Solutionz Live! on INNOVATION – Debra Kaye, Red Thread Thinking

This on demand audio series is a part of the Executive Girlfriends Group Vignette Series. Chicke Fitzgerald interviews Debra Kaye. The original live interview was 4/19/13. Create products and services your consumers can’t pass up–without the high cost of development. Debra Kaye explodes conventional thinking about innovation and provides an approach that anyone or any […]

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Dare to Differentiate

For the past two days I have been taking advantage of the Live Stream for the #Phoscuswright conference in Hollywood Florida.  There has been a lot of talk of innovation, but really very little true differentiation over where we have been for the last decade. We have been a decidedly air-centric industry.  Yes, we have […]

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New name, new focus

Let me start by saying to the loyal fans of my blog that I am not abandoning the topic of distribution.  It is just that I find that it is a bit limiting for me, as my true passion is much broader than travel distribution and in fact, even much broader than travel itself.    But […]

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Top 10 Travel Distribution Fallacies – #5 Technology is a business driver

Technology is a business driver I have made my living as a technology strategist.  So trust me, I am not anti-technology.  In fact, I thrive on innovation and have often been caught ahead of the curve, or as we say “on the bleeding edge”. In the travel industry, technology may be an enabler, but it […]

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IS EXECUTION ENOUGH TO FUEL INNOVATION? Comment on Timothy O’Neil-Dunne’s article on “Technology is great, but it’s the how that matters”

In a recent article in 4Hoteliers.com, Timothy O’Neil-Dunne (who incidentally is my former partner, and knows me quite well) made the following observation, focusing on how we frequently fall in love with technology, yet “see it parked on a shelf”. He segued from a discussion about smart phones, Blackberry, the iPod, right into the following […]

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