Emerging Organizations – Let’s Start with YOU !

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So, the emergent organizations movement is not about the company, the entity, or the person who writes your paycheck.  But there is a key element here that involves creating a TEAM (sorry, no I). IAI spent the weekend investigating partnerships in Asia, the Middle East and Latin America. Frankly, there are entrepreneurs eagerly seeking to partner with American entrepreneurs. And, all you hear in these conversations is “Sir”, “thanks”, “next call”, “let’s move forward”. The naysayers, second-guessers, the can’t do people are not on the line. Some actually celebrate the U.S., still, and know that we are a nation of loving parents, creators, innovators and often hold the line by ourselves. but proudly and stoutly.

During this holiday season, when you see a person struggling, give. When you see a fellow entrepreneur asking for your advice, offer it freely. When you see an opportunity to partner, find out what your potential partner needs.

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When you think you have an idea, share it. If you think it is stupid, get over it. If you respect someone among your friends or co-workers, then offer the idea. Find the right time, don’t be shy but know your audience and pick your right time. On occasion, your friend may be facing a deadline or even a crisis – not a good time to pitch your idea. That’s a time to offer to help him or her get through it. Believe me, I just went through it.A brilliant inventor I know had his laptop stolen and he can’t afford a new one. So I am sending him mine, fully loaded with app software but not the engineering tools he uses, I will learn where to find them but he simply needs a toolket. The rest is magic from his incredible brain and his passionate, creative soul. That spirit I will support in every regard.

Mentors change your life as they impart experience. There is a fascinating Chain Reaction Innovations program at Argonne National Labs located here:

A key component of the Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI) program is business mentorship. In addition to the world-class scientific and technical support CRI will provide innovators, participants will also get assistance developing business strategies, conducting market research, and finding long-term financing and potential commercial partners.

If you interact with a sales or service rep and they are helpful or nice, then ask to speak with their supervisor or boss and give that person credit. If you walk down the street and pick up trash, then do it without seeking recognition. Change EVERYTHING you do in a shift away from selfishness. And the rewards you reap will be meaningful. Just for you, and your family. and your circle of friends. AND a few others…

 

Ideas About Innovation !

Ideas about Innovation is an initial effort to learn WordPress to discuss a topic about which we are passionate ! As an analytical shop, our orientation is to:

1) live in the world of ideas, invention, creation and discovery;

2) Tap into innate human creativity and appreciate the richness of diversity;

3) Focus on intrinsic motivation rather than biological or rewards-based motivators; and

4) Explore new innovations in Electronics, Aerospace, Health, Business Process, Household Management, Energy and Government-sponsored initiatives.

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Picture credit: Rafel Olechowski

It would be a goal of IAI to turn this site into a useful tool for entrepreneurs and innovators to share ideas- a virtual digital community. For now, IAI will return to the challenge of trying to identify and share interesting content with the help of our research department, TriStar Research LLC.

10 Unforgettable Quotes by Jim Rohn

The late personal development legend’s words still ring true with his millions of fans.
September 16, 2014

When personal development legend Jim Rohn passed away in 2009, he left an incredible gift: his encouraging, uplifting messages and inspiring, thought-provoking quotes, beloved by millions and shared throughout the world to this day.

SUCCESS celebrates and remembers the life of Jim Rohn with 10 of his most beloved quotes:

1. “Don’t wish it was easier, wish you were better. Don’t wish for less problems, wish for more skills. Don’t wish for less challenge, wish for more wisdom.”


2. “The challenge of leadership is to be strong, but not rude; be kind, but not weak; be bold, but not a bully; be thoughtful, but not lazy; be humble, but not timid; be proud, but not arrogant; have humor, but without folly.”


3. “We must all suffer one of two things: the pain of discipline or the pain of regret.”


4. “Days are expensive. When you spend a day you have one less day to spend. So make sure you spend each one wisely.”


5. “Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.”


6. “If you are not willing to risk the unusual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”


7. “Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going.”


8. “Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.”


9. “Don’t join an easy crowd; you won’t grow. Go where the expectations and the demands to perform are high.”


10. “Learn how to be happy with what you have while you pursue all that you want.”