Painstorming Brainstorming Template

The Ultimate Brainstorming Innovation Tool – Use the PAINStorming Template for Customer-Inspired Ideas

Most brainstorming sessions fall far short of breakthrough innovation. PAINstorming uses pain points and insights to start the innovation process with what really matters to customers – so you get better ideas to fuel innovation.   Brainstorming is today’s no-brainer. Most leaders and organizations preach it and teach it. It’s about generating lots of ideas,…

How to Maximize Resource Utilization for Your Consulting Firm

Consulting firms implement “happy hour revenue model” to maximize resource utilization on demand   Varun Malik observed that bars manage demand with happy hours, maximizing utilization of their resources. His on-demand consulting model lets boutique firms share resources, manage demand and maximize revenue. Is this the consulting model of the future?   I’m sorry to…

Lean Startup’s New Tool – Innovation Accounting – is a Game Changing Template for Start-Ups & Corporate Ventures

Innovation Accounting is the Next Big Tool for Startups and New Ventures to Measure Progress & Financial Value    [DISPLAY_ULTIMATE_PLUS]   I recently spoke with Eric Ries, the founder of the Lean Startup movement, and the author of the new book The Startup Way for my latest article in Inc. Magazine. Ries is basically the guru of Silicon Valley…

Beyond Pitches, Metrics, and Quarterly Reviews – A New Model for Venture Capital and Startup Collaboration

The way that venture capitalists, corporate venture funds, angel investors, and start-ups collaborate is changing. Here’s a new model for an always-on, real-time approach that eliminates surprises and accelerates results.   There used to be something called the “Bicycle Test” for Venture Capitalists. VC’s wanted startups housed in offices close enough – within a reasonable…