There could be a stigma associated with being ‘unbalanced.’ But in honor of Sir Isaac Newton on his birthday (he’d be 371 if you were wondering), I’d like to suggest that his concept of an ‘unbalanced force’ as a required element for enabling a change in speed or direction of an object, can be very powerful element of a disciplined approach to innovation. Innovation and reinvention have not been luxuries for anyone or any company for some time. Growth, of course, first depends on understanding your unique objectives…

I love art, so I sometimes take liberties with analogies related to art and business, because the visual often serves as an amazing source for igniting my own creativity and even prompting solutions when problem solving.  Many of you may be  familiar with M.C. Escher, and as such, you know that he was fascinated with creating unique studies of perspectives and that he used perspective playfully in many of his drawings and etchings such as the one featured below titled “Relativity.” Escher once was quoted as saying, “Only…

Aspiring to growth for leaders and entrepreneurs alike is not a one size fits all proposition – options include top line growth, profitable bottom line growth, sustainable growth, explosive growth, and more. The disruptive world of today offers so many dimensions to consider for achieving growth aspirations – many of which were not present in decades or even years past. Disruption is everywhere and where business models and growth are concerned, disruption is a force to consider more than ever. There are no magic bullets, or secret formulas,…