The Winds of Innovation

The Winds of Innovation, May 25, 2015 

By: Rafael C. Turner

There is an ancient Chinese proverb that goes: “When the wind of change blows, some people build walls, others build windmills.” Modern day translation: Innovate or Die.

Innovation calls for a paradigm shift from the bureaucracy and complacency that limits an organization’s ability to realize its full potential to one that taps into the power that lies within the creative spirit of its human capital.

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5 Moves that Impacted Detroit Entrepreneurs in 2014

5 Moves that Impacted Detroit Entrepreneurs in 2014 – Janaury 30, 2015 

By: Quentin G. Love 

Public-Private Partnerships (P3s)

Love or loathe them, P3s have been a hot topic this year and things will likely get even hotter now after a conference was held here downtown.  There is room for improvement, but it’s very unlikely that much large scale development will occur without them, so pay attention. These projects will open the door of opportunity for prepared entrepreneurs to start up and scale up.

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Why Analytics Matter

Why Analytics Matter, January 5, 2014 

By: Germar E. Reed

As we reach the midpoint of 2014, we are in the middle of a fundamental transformation in the way businesses view analytics. Analytics are now seen as core to a business’ growth strategy and means for measuring, implementing and sustaining success. I am extremely pleased to see this happen and that marketing analyst no longer have to fight for the value of analytics. The fact is, those who fail to invest in understanding what drives their business will find it hard to compete in a world that thrives on data. This is why analytics matters.

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Think Lean, Grow for Free!

Think Lean, Grow for Free – October 1, 2014 

By: Scott W. Bivens

Several forms of waste plague just about every type of business. Whether a start up, growth company or government organization, countless amounts of effort, energy, and money are invested in activities that just don’t add value to the business or its customers. In fact, this very thing works counterproductive to goal achievement, while pulling even the most established businesses to the wastelands of ineffectiveness. Trust me, this is one place you don’t want to be.

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Growth Strats: Filling in the Gaps

Growth Strats: Filling in the Gaps, August 3, 2014 

By: Terrence J.L. Reeves (Thompson)

Thank you for visiting Growth Strats! We’re excited to launch Growth Strats to play our part in the economic development ecosystem in Detroit.  Detroit is in the midst of a revival – one rooted in grit, determination and lessons learned from places and people, near and far. Rise Detroit!

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