Braden Kelley

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Organizational effectiveness and building a company strategy

Every organization wants to be effective. Ask any business executive whether they want to achieve a level of organizational effectiveness, and no …

Management

Data Bias Is Becoming A Massive Problem

Nobody sets out to be biased, but it’s harder to avoid than you would think. Wikipedia lists over 100 documented biases from authority bias and …

IQ

How Administrative Assistants Can Help Creativity In A Big Way

As the hidden communication and prioritization network, administrative assistants can have a great impact on company innovation. Last year I was …

TED Talks

Greatest Business Innovations of 2017 and Beyond Driven by This Trend

The hottest commodity of the next decade is already at the heart of nearly every disruptive business model, from Uber to Amazon. There’s an …

Innovation

Advice to a Young Physician Entrepreneur

I’m often asked about how to pursue a physician entrepreneurial career pathway. Like Peter Medawar opined almost 35 years ago in his “Advice to a …

Entrepreneurship

You Can Never Build The Future By Looking To The Past

“The biggest change you are going to see over the next year is that we want to bring our toy stores to life,” newly minted Toys R Us CEO Dave Brandon …

Innovation

Flipping the Script on Innovation

“If the Door is Shut, Open it. If the Door is Open, Shut it.” Change of State Innovation In looking for innovations it is sometimes helpful to …

Innovation

Proactive versus Reactive Innovation: Learning from Nature

I’ve always believed that we can learn how to innovate, and organize our businesses by learning from nature. One example is to question Wall Street’s …

Innovation

Top Innovative HR Conferences, CHRO’s and Hashtags Signal Healthy Trend

Drum roll please… The world of work is changing as many Unicorns recognize the indelible link between talent, brand and innovation. As we head into …

Chief Human Resources Officers

Innovation in China – Part I – Shaanxi Province and Xi’an

The topic of innovation in China is receiving a great deal of attention lately. As China’s economy continues to grow at a brisk rate and its GDP …

Archaeology

Capitalism isn’t broken. It’s been high-jacked.

We live in tense times. In our era even seen systemic and corporate fraud at SkyTel, Enron, and others. We’ve watched our tax dollars bail out many …

Economic Justice

Every Business Must Prepare For An AI-Driven World. Here’s How:

In the late 1960s and early 70s, the first computer-aided design (CAD) software packages began to appear. Initially, they were mostly used for …

Artificial Intelligence

The Best Reason NOT to Have a Backup Plan

I’m going to challenge your intuition and sense of self-preservation. But I’m going to do it in the name of something much greater, self-fulfillment. …

Grand Canyon

Scaling Edges vs. Transforming Core

Dual approaches are evermore finding their way into corporate strategy, development and innovation. There are several manifestations at play, such …

Innovation

The 4 V’s – How to Win at Health Innovation

Back in the day, during the Vietnam era, the suggested credo was “Declare victory and go home”. Some sick care entrepreneurs have taken a similar …

Innovation

5 Innovative Agricultural Practices That Are Changing the World

Digitization in the modern age means that almost every contemporary field or industry is becoming more and more reliant on hardware connected to and, …

Blockchain

Product Development Process Lessons from BOSE’s Innovations

I had the good fortune to work with Dr. Amar Bose and with the great company he founded. I helped to bring into the world two blockbuster products – …

Headphones

Four Ways to Overcome the Impossible

“You’ve heard it a million times but here’s why it’s true.” I’m just coming off of a one year build of a new startup. As with most startups, it’s …

Motivation

Top 20 Innovation Articles of July 2018

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to …

Innovation

Innovating Human Resources

If you boil down the function of Human Relations to logical extremes, you end up with polar opposites. On one hand, you have the traditional view of …

Design

Why Product Innovation Starts with Materials

Materials can elevate a product, to be sure, but using them incorrectly or ineffectively has the opposite effect. And because it's hard to know how a …

Innovation

Don’t Be Fooled By These 3 Overhyped Trends

The Gartner Hype Cycle shows a remarkably consistent pattern. A new technology is first ignored, then begins to show promise and expectations get …

Innovation

Nine Steps to Make the Hardest Decisions Easier

Decision making can be tough, especially for highly creative individuals, but this simplified approach of “Separating the Seeds from the Weeds” can …

Management

How to Use the Three Horizons for Future Sensemaking

Plenty of pieces talk about the Three Horizons Framework from a 30k-50k ft level. However, this post will close the gaps and explore potential …

Innovation

How can we prepare people for a future we cannot predict?

As so many of us are aware, we are living in an era of extreme rapid & continuous change, driven largely by the technological leaps of the Digital …

Innovation

To Solve Complex Problems, You Need A Networked Solution

Every leader tries to keep things simple and predictable. You hire good people, treat them well, give them clear objectives and do your best to stay …

Innovation

One Thing All Successful People Have in Common

I was speaking with a good friend recently and she shared with me something that triggered a thought about what makes people successful and happy. If …

Self-improvement

3 Problems With Positioning Statements

The concept of positioning statements has been around for decades, however just because you know what positioning is, doesn’t mean you understand how …

Product Management

Extreme Collaboration

Collaboration, as a concept, can be used by those seeking control of a culture for their own purposes. If collaboration becomes a form of groupthink …

Libraries

Innovation & Artificial Intelligence: Right Here, Right Now!

AI/ML is not just for the FANG companies (Facebook, Amazon, Netscape, and Google) but is beginning to be a substantial part of new products in …

Artificial Intelligence