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Roger La Salle

Roger La Salle - Inside Small Business

Beware the NDA

A detailed look at the potential flaws in an NDA, and how they might be ironed out.

innovation

Avoid the big business trap!

Demand innovation – the alternative may ultimately be oblivion!

Innovators, innovation

Is innovation really that risky?

If we embrace innovation as the “Change that adds Value”, then risk can be mitigated if not entirely removed.

Is it time to “re-question” nuclear energy?

The safety of nuclear plants has always considered to be a problem, so too the disposal of waste, but with an estimated 500 nuclear plants in the worl…

The IT “dilemma”

The classic paradox that IT designers face as they design intelligent machines able to make “reasoned” decisions and ultimately build machines tha…

good idea, great idea

The problem with the Open Innovation model

The problem some may have with Open Innovation model may be borne out of the “not invented here syndrome”,

branding

The mystical power of “brand”

Brand is vital – protect it carefully and make sure that every customer experience is a good one.

Bonuses – a good ideal?

Bonuses can incentivise better performance of a business, but how much should they be and in what manner should they be given out?

Social media marketing

Don’t be fooled by the changing landscape

Don’t be fooled into thinking that blasting on social media is necessarily money well spent.

Too quick to protect those patents?

Contrary to popular opinion, a patent does not protect an idea, but rather the particular way a problem has been solved.

Is your mission killing your business?

It’s useful to revisit your mission and adapt it as conditions change – a failure to do so may lock your people into a fixed mindset that may ultimate…

Innovation: think about the consequences

Innovation needs to be undertaken only when all its market consequences have been envisaged and weighed up.

Planned disasters: what value is a business plan?

A business plan is too often prepared by the champion of an idea who is convinced about its likely success before they even start.

Process Innovation: the key to unharvested profit

Process innovation works on the premise that you are already making and selling something and simply asks you to explore the way you do things.

How coupling reduces risk

Coupling is a technique that can be used to connect a new idea or product to one the markets is already comfortable with and in so doing mitigates the…

What is innovation?

If you chose to adopt the definition of innovation as “Change that Adds Value” it’s clear that using innovation to create new products reduces mar…

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