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Enterprise Growth and Scalability

This article is part of THNK VIEWS. We bridge theory and practice on organizing imagination and innovation by extracting key implications and offering new insights to innovation practitioners from a…

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Digitalization and Intelligent Business

This article is part of THNK VIEWS. We bridge theory and practice on organizing imagination and innovation by extracting key implications and offering new insights to innovation practitioners from a…

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It's All About the Brick: LEGO's Modular System

It’s all about a modular system. It’s all about distinguishing those basic building blocks of your enterprise concept that can be assembled and re-assembled into numerous diverse offerings. Think about the LEGO…

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Nature, Nurture or Act? – What Defines Entrepreneurs

There have been many research efforts devoted to cracking the intrinsic code of the Steve Jobs and Richard Bransons of the world. Are there certain personality types, characteristics, or genes…

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Net Promoter Scorecore

In 2003, Fred Reichheld and Bain & Company coined Net Promoter Score (NPS) as the ultimate metric to predict growth by surveying whether a customer is willing to recommend your…

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Effective Diversity in Teams

Having a diverse founding team seems integral to the success of a new venture. A “dream team” creates a certain spark and creative clash when its team members bring their…

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Peer Coaching

A man is sitting in a boat, fishing. After hours of waiting for something to bite, the fisherman encounters another man sailing by and asks, “What am I doing wrong?…

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The Power of Giving

At THNK we play something called Charlie’s Angels, a game designed to leverage the power of a network. The beginning is usually a little bit awkward. An entrepreneur must first…

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Serendipity

The word serendipity comes from a Persian tale called The Three Princes of Serendip, written by musician and poet Amir Khusrow in 1302. It tells the story of King Jafer,…

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Visioning: "The Slow Bake"

Abstract and adaptation from Originals – Adam Grant   As it turns out, procrastination is a common habit of creative thinkers and great problem solvers. It is only when creative…

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The Struggle to Raise Money

Thoughts on a blog by Seth Godin.   When your small business is struggling, the thought of raising money feels like a life preserver. That possible infusion of cash is a…

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Passion & Purpose - Why Work at a Startup

An adapted summary of Money vs Wealth by Maria Popova.   “The moral challenge and the grim problem we face,” Alan Watts argued in his 1970 essay on the difference between…

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