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Innovation is Often About Things You DON’T Do

Leading innovation is about choices. The big choice to do innovation could almost be considered the easy one. Innovation is shown to make a meaningful impact on a bottom line, to a company’s return, to employee pocketbooks, and morale.  Doing the new thing isn’t...

Innovation Pain, Suffering, and Sometimes Joy!

Innovation is NOT OFTEN LOVED Innovation requires CHANGE Innovation activates organizational RESISTANCE Innovation often gets you LAUGHED AT Innovations FAIL A LOT SO WHY BOTHER? Because when it works it’s worth all the pain and suffering Last weekend Eureka! Ranch...

3 Finger Lakes’ Wineries Tell an Innovation Story

Walter Taylor of Bully Hill was a CRAZY INNOVATOR.  The most entertaining of the 3 wineries.  Walter created Bully Hill after he was fired from his family’s Taylor Wine Company in 1970.  Everything changed in 1977 when Coca-Cola bought Taylor Wine. They sued Walter to...

Need a Big Idea? Think Like an Old Person

David Epstein’s research got me thinking about how I’m approaching the creation of Brain Brew Custom WHISKeY and Franchising at age 62 versus when I founded Eureka! Ranch & AcuPOLL at ages 25 and 30. There are three things I am doing differently today: I am More...