How Evernote Can Help You Innovate in 2015

2015 will be a great year for innovation. It will also be a year of lost opportunities due to lack of execution. After all, innovation is not the product of disorganization. You must be organized enough to innovate. 

Most projects can be managed effectively by clearly defining the desired outcome, and tracking the next actions required to move towards completion. Indeed, most projects get bogged down by the failure to execute these simple things.

Michael Hyatt, New York Times bestselling author and Evernote advocate, details how to use Evernote to transform vague New Years resolutions into

Walter Isaacson's Top Trends for 2015

Walter Isaacson, biographer of Steve Jobs and author of "The Innovators: How a Group of Hackers, Geniuses, and Geeks Created the Digital Revolution," knows a great innovator when he sees one.

Elon Musk, according to Isaacson, is one such innovator. Musk, identified by some as the next Steve Jobs, is focusing on two key growth areas–electric cars, and batteries. The market is poised for wide adoption of electric transportation. Advances in battery technology will be a boon not only for transportation but also for other emerging technologies like wearables.

Furthermore, Isaacson named mobile

Why Innovators Love Open Offices

Open-design offices are everywhere. Do they really promote productivity and innovation?

In a recent article for the Washington Post entitled “Google got it wrong. The open-office trend is destroying the workplace,” Lindsey Kaufman says “no,” detailing the pros and cons of open workspaces–mostly cons.

The concept of the Bullpen is nothing new. For years, creative organizations have leveraged the collaborative benefits of shared workspaces. Marvel Entertainment, for instance, the self-proclaimed “House of Ideas,” elevated the Bullpen to legendary status.

Why Innovators Should Care About the New York Times

One of the most remarkable reports for innovators in 2014 was the New York Times Innovation Report. Ironically, although it was a leaked internal document, it’s one of the most significant artifacts of the digital age.

The New York Times Innovation Report reflects the turmoil leading up to the Jill Abrasion ouster. It’s a snapshot of a large and promising publishing company, full of bright, innovative, and intrapreneurial team members, urgently desiring to innovate, yet finding themselves hobbled by corporate inflexibility.

The publishing industry has been impacted by disruptive technologies

The Year of Disrupted Disruption

One of the biggest innovation controversies of 2014 was the exchange between Clayton Christensen and Jill Lepore. The interwebs lit up as if the story contained the name “Cosby.”

Here is Lepore’s first salvo in the New Yorker: The Disruption Machine

Here is Christensen’s response: Clayton Christensen Responds to New Yorker Takedown of 'Disruptive Innovation'

Here is one of my favorite blog responses from Greg Satell: 4 Ways To Beat Disruptive Innovation

Here is a great video explaining disruption in two minutes.

So what if some of the industry examples in “The Innovator’s Dilemma” got a