The Joy of Failing

This past week I’ve been pushing myself to new levels of failure. I’m not talking polite “excuse me” failures I’m talking about down right UGH that didn’t work.  In some cases they were public failures  – messing up the cooking of a meal – making...

5 Reasons Organizations Don’t Pursue Big Ideas

Following the financial crises of 2008, organizations pulled back from “thinking big” and embraced small, incremental ideas. The problem with this is these ideas still require investment of time, energy and money but with very little financial and emotional return....

New Things are Brewing

As we enter 2017…everyone starts the year with resolutions and goals for the year.  This year No Guru Needed has exciting new things in the works stay tuned! In the meantime if you haven’t checked out the new Eureka! Ranch website you should...

What Will You Innovate & Build?

In 1947, Ole Kirk Christiansen purchased a plastic injection-molding machine.  Some questioned why he did so, because for the previous 17 years he had been a carpenter and made primarily wooden toys, including traditional stackable wooden blocks. By 1951, more...

Is It Time To Try Something Weird?

One hobby I enjoy in my free time is brewing my own beer. The obvious benefit is a fridge consistently full of beer, but what really makes it fun is experimentation. When I first started home brewing I would get kits from the local brewery supply store and follow the...

How Good Is Your Guru?

Who among us has not smiled at the “Netflix Event” story?  The little upstart bringing a behemoth to its knees by defying the odds, reinventing the business model and disrupting an entire industry.  As well as we know the story, these events are hard to see...

Is Innovation a Skill to Be Learned?

If your best friend called you today and asked you to go scale El Capitan tomorrow morning, would you be able to do it? For most of us, the answer would be an absolute no, as it would truly end in a cliff hanger.  Most of us are not experts at scaling mountains,...