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Inside-Out Innovation

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See how you or your company can learn how to innovate using Lean Startup principles at Intuit’s Innovation Catalyst University — a two-day, hands-on course in everything Design for Delight. For the first time, the class is open to external individuals, leaders, teams, corporations and nonprofits and teaches participants to get out in the field, talk to real customers and use innovative […]

Intuit Supports Patent Reform Legislation

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Intuit issued the following statement in support of a patent reform bill introduced today in the Senate called the Protecting American Talent and Entrepreneurship (PATENT) Act. It may be attributed to Per-Kristian (Kris) Halvorsen, senior vice president and chief innovation officer. “We are grateful to Chairman Grassley, ranking member Leahy and senators Cornyn, Schumer, Hatch, […]

Design: Art With a Purpose

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Artists create to relate and inspire. The most renowned works are those that establish the strongest emotional bond between the artist and their audience. The same is true for designers, however, they create with a message or idea in mind. Designers attempt to communicate something that already exists, for a purpose. It’s Senior Interaction Designer […]

End-to-End Innovation

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Ever since she was a little girl Komal Bhatia dreamed of becoming an engineer. Inspired by her father — who studied at the most prestigious university in India — and eldest brother, Bhatia spent countless hours breaking toy robots and clocks, only to put them together again. Her work ethic, however, came from her mother, […]

SXSWi: Designing for Professional Users

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Ben Judy designs software for “professionals” — anyone who does a job that requires a deep domain knowledge and a high level of skill. To share his knowledge, he and Alan Baumgarten, principal UX strategy lead at Sabre Airline Solutions, co-presented “Designing for Professional Users: A New UX Playbook” at South by Southwest Interactive. “Almost […]

Higher Education May Be Killing Entrepreneurial Thinking

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Diana Kander, a successful entrepreneur and Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, explains how higher education may be killing entrepreneurial thinking. The story below originally appeared on Kander’s blog and we’re republishing it as part of our partnership. I took part in a panel discussion on the subject of preparing our future workforce for entrepreneurial thinking at the […]

Customers May Be Lying to You

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Diana Kander is a successful entrepreneur and Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest nonprofit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. She is also a New York Times best-selling author, public speaker, consultant and writer and advises founders and Fortune 500 executives on her methodology for launching customer-focused products and services. The […]

Inspiration from 10 Entrepreneurial Heavyweights

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The following was contributed by Intuit’s Leslie Barber after attending the QuickBooks Connect conference. Barber’s articles are in partnership with Intuit Labs. I attended the QuickBooks Connect conference with thousands of other small business owners, accountants and developers. I listened to many accomplished entrepreneurs as they shared their experiences, as well as tips they’d learned […]

Reducing the Risk and Expense of Innovation

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Diana Kander is a successful entrepreneur and a Senior Fellow at the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, the largest nonprofit in the world dedicated to entrepreneurship and education. She is also New York Times best-selling author, public speaker, consultant and writer and advises founders and Fortune 500 executives on her methodology for launching customer-focused products and […]

Going Global From the Get-Go

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If you want your business to remain competitive you have to expand internationally. If you don’t, your competitors will. This sentiment rings true for both large and small businesses, yet corporations often have more resources to do so. So, where does that leave startups? “In today’s world you can’t stay local,” said Lindsey Grossman, group […]





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