Innovation

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Caryn Effron

/Innovation

A: I never thought of myself as a particularly innovative or creative person. Launching both a brand and a start up continuously challenges me to think outside of the box. I ...

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Yao Huang

Yao Huang/Innovation

Managing Partner, The Hatchery

A: It depends on when in the life of the company.  Go for the low hanging fruit initially, get revenue in the door.  The plan of attack should be the one ...

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Maureen Lippe

Maureen Lippe/Innovation

Founder & CEO, Lippe Taylor

A: We have a very unique space, which fosters creativity. We have “huddle areas” where staff can get away and brainstorm, we have an open plan space which fosters integration and ...

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Nancy Lublin/Innovation

CEO, DoSomething.org

A: Innovation requires questioning, failing and change. The best thing any organization can do to encourage this is hire and promote engineers and scientists. These people are used to building things ...

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Jennifer Caserta

Jennifer Caserta/Innovation

Executive Vice President & General Manager, IFC

A: Do research and speak to your audience – the feedback is invaluable. Look back and study what’s worked and hasn’t worked before: for successful businesses, different industries, the competition. Model ...

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Julia Hartz

Julia Hartz/Innovation

President & Co-founder, Eventbrite

A: Focus on one at a time and diligently track, monitor, and test that growth path. Don’t be afraid to try something new once you have a baseline to see ...

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