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Amanda Powers

Driving Business Growth Through the Practice of Creative Imitation: Part II

There are two ways to imitate the innovations of others—namely; (1) developing a "me-too” or copycat offering to compete directly against the originator's innovation and; (2) launching a creative imitation of a rival's success.The difference between a "copycat” and "creative imitation" strategy is straightforward.A "me-too" offering is a direct near-duplicate of the original; a "creative... Read more

by: Amanda Powers, Publisher & Editorial Staff at MMN
Published: December 12, 2016
Tags: Peter F. Drucker, innovation, imitation, creative imitation


Amanda Powers

Driving Business Growth Through the Practice of Creative Imitation: Part I

Editor's Note: We live in a business world that increasingly worships innovation. Why? Because it is essential to sustaining long-term growth and profits.But before all our energy and imagination is directed at producing and managing innovation, it's useful in to look at the realities of business life. Most "newness" is not innovation at all. In reality, it's what Peter F. Drucker called "... Read more

by: Amanda Powers, Publisher & Editorial Staff at MMN
Published: December 12, 2016
Tags: Peter F. Drucker, innovation, creative imitation, creative swiping


Amanda Powers

Creative Malcontents: Straight Talk About “Talkers” and “Doers”

It's often said: People confuse good management with a good idea that makes management look good.What's not said is: It takes a special kind of management and organizational structure to put a good idea into action.A management that has the know-how, energy, fearlessness, and staying power to implement genuinely good ideas that are consistent with the mission and purpose of the business.Take two... Read more

by: Amanda Powers, Publisher & Editorial Staff at MMN
Published: September 16, 2016
Tags: creativity, innovation, Peter F. Drucker, Ted Levitt


Amanda Powers

Creativity Versus Innovation

It's true: Many confuse the process of getting ideas with the agonizing realities of putting them to work.Lack of creativity is not the problem in most organizations. Great ideas almost always abound.The real problem is converting an idea, which is just a good intention, into operational reality.Indeed, a powerful new idea can kick around unused in a company for years, not because its merits are... Read more

by: Amanda Powers, Publisher & Editorial Staff at MMN
Published: September 14, 2016
Tags: innovation, Peter F. Drucker, creativity


Amanda Powers

The Needed Government Turnaround, Part I: The Forces Behind Tomorrow's Headline News

The Problem and Its SettingRobert Samuelson, a Harvard educated economist, in a series of thoughtful and thorough articles in The Washington Post asks the question: Are Both Parties Ignoring Deficits?Samuelson makes a strong case for why we can’t avoid liquidating the Deficit State. It can’t be postponed much longer.The annual deficit (the difference between what the government takes in from... Read more

by: Amanda Powers, Publisher & Editorial Staff at MMN
Published: September 8, 2016
Tags: Peter F. Drucker, debt, economy, management


Amanda Powers

Managing Oneself: The Best-Kept Secret of Total Success

From the moment The Effective Executive hit the bookshelves in 1967, Peter F. Drucker was leading a self-management revolution.Drucker's central thesis: "Knowledge workers must take responsibility for managing themselves."In both The Effective Executive and its superb 2006 sequel The Effective Executive in Action (with Joseph Maciariello), readers find basic principles and practices of management... Read more

by: Amanda Powers, Publisher & Editorial Staff at MMN
Published: July 22, 2016
Tags: effective executive, self-management, knowledge workers, productivity