Guerilla Recruiting: 6 Creative Ways to Get New Talent

Inc Startups

Attract the most eager candidates for your open position with these uncommon--but effective--techniques. How to Hire the Best

4 New And Novel Approaches to Guerilla Marketing

YoungUpstarts

In the past, guerilla marketing – the unconventional and creative use of traditional marketing tools like stickers, print ads and billboards – has been an effective means of jolting public awareness. Today, however, innovation in guerilla techniques is essential.

Guerilla Recruiting: Combating the Counteroffer

Scott Weiss

One of the most frustrating things I’ve experienced as a leader is putting months into recruiting an amazing VP or engineer, only to have them change their mind at the 11 th hour because of a ridiculous counteroffer. This is the big risk you face when aiming for the best people on the planet (see: “Hiring Rockstars” ) as they are the “beating heart” of their existing employer, and the incumbent company will often go beyond great lengths to keep them.

Guerilla Innovation Strategies for Small Biz, An Introduction

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Consider this the introduction to Guerilla Strategies for Innovation. I participate when I can in a Twitter based chat session, called Innochat. It happens every Thursday around noon USA eastern time.

How I Got My First Customer: I Guerilla-Marketed My Way Onto TV

Up and Running

This story is part of Bplans’ “How I Did It” series—true stories of real businesses getting started, solving problems and finding success. Greg at Berry Sleepy : . “We

The Innovation Imperative

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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6 Guerrilla Marketing Tactics For New Businesses

YoungUpstarts

Professionalisms guerilla marketing marketing Nate Vickeryby Nate Vickery, editor-in-chief of Bizzmarkblog.com. New businesses are usually strapped for cash, which means that they don’t have enough money for costly marketing strategies.

Innovation MoshPit

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

What’s Really Needed is an Innovation MoshPit. Reinventing Combinations, Concept Blends, and Mash-Ups. I’ve been touting concept blends in innovation for some time. My reason is simple, it’s a fast path to new and different ideas.

Training is an Innovation Accelerant II

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Do You Wish To Accelerate Innovation? Get Training! When I step into a room to facilitate an innovation, strategy, or idea generation session I always find a great deal of energy. What I also often find is inexperience.

To Innovate, Invest (USA, UK, listening?)

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Ben Tarnoff’s recent article for the Guardian hits hard. America has become so anti-innovation – it’s economic suicide. This article is worth a careful reading.

The Billion Dollar Breakthrough You Missed

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Why and How are Billions in Potential Innovation Left On The Table? Innovation is Fresh Combinations . What’s Needed: Sophisticated Tools to Deliberately Make Fresh Connections Across Domains (see MoshPit ).

The Risk of Not Innovating

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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Temporary Innovation Veep

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

The case for bringing in a temporary Innovation Veep. “On Call Innovation Director/Mentor/Trainer”? What really changes innovation culture? Are you seeking a change in your innovation approach? Is your organization mired in a non-innovative swamp?

Run to the Innovation Jungle

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation. I’ve called it Guerilla Innovation (the starting post is here ) and I’ve targeted those who want to create a start-up, or, are internal innovators at companies who have little experience with innovation (and innovation-speak).

Paying Lip Service to Developing Entrepreneurs

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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Disaster: CEO’s Ignoring Digital Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Does Any CEO Have the Luxury to Ignore Digital Transformation and Innovation? Gregg Fraley and Karen Kirby, copyright 2017. Innovation + Business + Technology = Digital Leadership. Turnover of CEOs is already high, about 14.9 % a year as of 2016*.

21 Rules for Innovation Team Building

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’ve recently revised this “rule of thumb” list for a client and thought I’d share it in a blog post. This list is the accumulated wisdom of many years. The big change from the previous version is the emphasis on projects.

Want Innovation? Ask.

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Not everything about innovation is complicated. I recently gave a creative problem solving workshop to a group of scientists who all worked for the same outfit. It was a lively session.

Amping Ideas, Two EZ Innovation Tools

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation Chapter Nine. This Guerilla Innovation post is about the amping up part. This post is the 10th chapter in an online innovation book tailored for small business with the working title of Guerilla Innovation.

Top 40 Innovation Blogger? (Top 10!)

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

One had to do with small business innovation — Guerilla Innovation , and another had to do with a Gonzeaux Innovation Roadtrip — with views of innovation through middle America. Guerilla Innovation is essentially a free online blogged book.

Birthing the Start Up Baby

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation – Chapter 11. Until now the focus of this online-blogged-book on small business innovation has been a guerilla innovation mindset. This post is the 12th chapter in an online innovation book tailored for small business with the working title of Guerilla Innovation.

Innovation Strategy Power Tools

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Challenge Mapping & IdeaKeg. Do you want to cut through the clutter when it comes to innovation strategy? Are you sorting through plans for year-end strategy and ideation sessions? Are you at the very front end of innovation and not sure where to go, where to start?

Money Mindset Matters

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Tennessee Ernie Ford, sang about the lack of money in his hit “Sixteen Tons” Guerilla Innovation- Chapter 12. Before I get into ways in which entrepreneurs (aka ‘guerilla innovators’) can get funds, a blurb on the whole money mindset is in order.

Innovation Facilitation — Death is Easy, Magic Takes Training

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Three Essentials for Magical Innovation Facilitation. An essential ingredient to successful innovation projects is good facilitation. Who could argue with that? Innovation combines individual and group activities. Good group collaboration is not a given.

Four Criteria for Hiring an Innovation Speaker

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Four Criteria for Hiring an Innovation Keynoter. Let this post work as a guide for meeting planners. You don’t have to hire me as your innovation speaker, but if you hire one, you’ll be well served if you pay attention to these four criteria and my comments in bold.

Colorado Innovation Training

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

A brief post to make sure you know about the upcoming Denver, CO public course in Advanced Innovation Facilitation. This is a high value training. It’s partially sponsored so the price is much lower than usual. Here’s a page with details. It’s next week Starting Wednesday February 1, continuing on Feb 2, finishing at noon on Feb.

Creative Resilience: Working with the Clay of Opportunity

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation. In the previous post/chapter of Guerilla Innovation we talked about “amping ideas.” This post is the 11th chapter in an online innovation book tailored for small business with the working title of Guerilla Innovation. Chapter 10.

Stimuli, Scaffolding, Seeing — for Innovative Ideas

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation Chapter Eight. Now, the point of this chapter of Guerilla Innovation is to form a new daily practice, a behavior. This post is the 9th chapter in an online innovation book tailored for small business with the working title of Guerilla Innovation.

Detroit Soup — Serving Hope & Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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An Outsider’s Perspective Can Drive Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

I’ve been researching an industry (coin operated vending) in preparation for a speech I’m giving. I make an effort to tailor my keynotes, as much as is practical, in order to deliver more specific value to my audiences. Who Says Elephant’s Can’t Dance?

Notebooking is Innovation Viagra

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation Chapter Five. Notebooking is Innovation Viagra. What do Leonardo DaVinci, Thomas Edison, Jack Kerouac, Beatrix Potter, Madame Curie, and Twyla Tharp all have in common? They all do Idea Notebooks. Call the behavior Notebooking.

Do The Mash — for Breakthrough Ideas

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Otherwise, here are instructions for all you Guerilla Innovators out there. This was the drawing done by the 14 year old Philo Farnsworth, depicting the concept that created the first all electronic TV. When In Doubt, Do The Mash.

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Big Imagination is Blind Spot Remover

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Coming back from a trip to Toronto (visiting with the amazing Min Basadur ) I spotted an interesting billboard at O’Hare airport. IBM suggests they can help “Remove the Blind Spots from Your Business” — by using Big Data and analytics.

Moisturize for Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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Six Reasons Why Employees Shun Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Leadership is Uninvolved with Innovation. Yes, I just said that. Take me out to the wall and shoot me — but in many companies this is a major problem. I used to frequent a bagel shop on the south side of Chicago. It wasn’t a chain.

Zombies, Dreamers, Managers and Leaders

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Imagination Segmentation (Gregg Fraley, 2013). I’ve been preparing a new keynote speech on Imagination and it’s been a real challenge to get my thoughts together on such a big and creatively important concept. My focus is usually on Creativity.

Ten Ideas for Using Innovation Film Clips

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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Nine Keys to Entrepreneurial Survival

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation — Chapter Thirteen. This post/chapter of Guerilla Innovation is about money and the concept of survival. The working title is Guerilla Innovation. Isn’t it weird that this post on small business innovation survival is Chapter Thirteen?

The Innovation State of the Union

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Pamela Menges, Phd CEO of Aerospace Research Systems, Inc. President Obama made mention in his state of the union address that he wishes to expand the National Netowrk for Manufacturing Innovation concept.

Ideas Aren’t Innovation

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

Guerilla Innovation Chapter Six. I’ll touch on them later in Guerilla Innovation (this online book) but, this book is primarily about innovation — that component of a business where value is created. Ideas Aren’t Innovation.