Category Archives: Entrepreneurship

Confessions of a Business Artist

I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, … Continue reading

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Powering Monday Night Football with Feet?

Electricity. It’s not exactly cheap, and in rapidly modernizing countries (or even U.S. municipalities with budget woes) the idea of illuminating a neighborhood soccer field so kids and adults can play at night (especially in a poorer neighborhood), might seem … Continue reading

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Where Does Value Come From?

Where does value come from? What makes people willing to pay $50 for a t-shirt that’s just like the one that ten other people are wearing in the club? What makes people pay a premium for Apple products with features … Continue reading

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Why the Maker Movement Matters

The Maker movement is steadily gaining steam and some cities are looking to help it grow and thrive, seeing it as an opportunity to inspire artists and entrepreneurs. One such city is Edmonton, which lies in the Alberta province of … Continue reading

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Johnson & Johnson’s Innovation Center

Video Provides a Peek Inside As innovation becomes increasingly recognized as the sustaining lifeforce of any company, more organizations are investing in improving their connections to startups, entrepreneurs, academic institutions, researchers and other outside entities to strengthen their pipelines for … Continue reading

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Innovation in Motion

Every once in a while someone comes along and takes what most people believe is a mature category and finds a way to inject new life, new innovation into it. What’s even more impressive in the case that I’m about … Continue reading

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Backwards Innovation

A Case Study in Accidental Innovation According to Wikipedia, Chipotle was founded twenty years ago by Steve Ells (1993). Chipotle had 16 restaurants (all in Colorado) when McDonald’s Corporation became a major investor in 1998. By the time McDonald’s fully … Continue reading

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Interview with The Entrepreneur’s Radio Show

I had the opportunity recently to sit down with Travis Lane Jenkins to record an interview for The Entrepreneur’s Radio Show. In this interview we explore the following topics: Why you need to innovate as a business owner What is … Continue reading

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Latest Radio Interview with Entrepreneur on Fire

I’m proud to share with you the link to my latest radio interview – this time with the popular program Entrepreneur on Fire. Podcast: Download | Play in new window

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Showrooming vs. Retail Warehousing

Old School vs. Old School As the saying goes, ‘what’s old is new again’. Only this time robots and hand-held computers (aka smartphones) are involved. I was having a conversation recently with a colleague about the retail industry and I … Continue reading

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