Archives from December 2012

Sander Flaum on Finding Success in Today’s Job Market

Tools to help you get back to work in a crippled economy

December 28, 2012 / Podcast # 12-26

Sander Flaum

Sander Flaum joins us on Edgewise to discuss his new book The Best Thing That Ever Happened To You: How A Career Reversal Can Reinvigorate Your Life. Sander covers today’s biggest myths about the job market and how to cope with the emotional devastation of losing a job. He also points out the single most important thing you have to do to distinguish yourself from the other competitors, as well as how to begin that daunting process of finding a new job including why most cover letters today are “just awful” and tips on getting the best interview possible.

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Clayton Christensen on Disruptive Innovation

How disruptive innovation can help your company.

December 14, 2012 / Podcast # 12-25

Clayton Christensen

While most companies focus on Sustaining Innovation (making existing products better), really successful companies branch into Disruptive Innovation and create new products or make existing products available to those who don’t have access to them. It seems like a win-win situation since the only competition to disruptive innovation is non-consumption; when the product is something like green energy provided to developing nations, this is unquestionably a good thing for the consumer and for the provider. However, as our guest Clayton Christensen warns, these innovations take years to germinate. Businesses who wait until they are in the red to start thinking about Disruptive Innovation are already too late. No matter how your company is faring, it’s never too soon to think about your disruptive innovation.

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