Define the Problem
How You Define the Problem Determines Whether You Solve It. These brief descriptions of these innovations all focus primarily on the novel solution. The problem they solve seems obvious. Typical stories of creativity and invention focus on finding novel ways to solve problems. James Dyson found a way to adapt the industrial cyclone to eliminate the bag in a vacuum cleaner. Pablo Picasso and Georges Braque developed cubism as a technique for including several views of a scene in the same painting. The desktop operating system developed at Xerox PARC replaced computer commands with a spatial user interface.   But framing innovations in this way makes creativity seem like a mystery. How could so many people have missed the solution to the problem for so long? And how in the world did the first person come up with that solution at all? In fact, most people who come up with creative solutions to problems rely on a relatively straightforward method: finding a solution inside the collective memory of the people working on the problem. That is, someone working to solve the problem knows something that will help them find a solution — they just haven’t realized yet that they know (more…)

8 signs of an Imploding Business.
8 signs of an Imploding Business. Welcome to our 8 signs of an Imploding Business page       Check out these 8 signs of an Imploding Business.. If you’re still uncertain that Your business is in serious trouble, then pay attention to the following 8 signs of an Imploding Business. 1. Low sales. The first, and most obvious of the 8 signs of an Imploding Business is low sales. This could either be lower than expected projections or a decrease in sales than the previous quarter. Your business can’t succeed without a steady income to pay all of your expenses. When you notice that there’s a sudden decrease in sales, you need to diagnose the problem. Begin by surveying your employees and customers, conducting a competitive analysis and examining the outside environment, like societal changes or natural disasters.  This should give you a better understanding of why there’s a decline in sales and if there will be a turnaround. If it doesn’t seem likely the industry or your business can turn things around, then it’s rather clear that your business is in trouble. 2. You can’t remember the last time you spoke to a client. The second of the 8 signs of an Imploding Business is that Customer service reps (more…)