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Innovating within Corporations: Key Takeaways Part 3

Events, Insights
Posted by: Eddie Tao on 1/19/18 9:15 AM

Constant innovation is the name of the game, but how can this be accomplished within large enterprises? Over the course of three blog posts, we'll share key takeaways from 1871's recent Corporate Innovation Summit which was based on one of 1871 CEO Howard Tullman's favorite Truisms: "People don’t change when they see the light; they change when they feel the heat”.

Hacking IRL: Mr. Robot and the Quest for Unlimited Power

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Posted by: 1871 on 12/19/17 11:03 AM

The last time we checked in on Elliot and the gang we discussed Tor and took a deep dive into the Dark Net. Since then, we are well into Season Three of Mr. Robot and the hacks are better than ever. Much has occurred throughout the season with many Easter eggs hidden here and there, but there is one core hack that this season has revolved around: the hack of the Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS). 

Innovating within Corporations: Key Takeaways Part 2

Events, Insights
Posted by: Eddie Tao on 12/15/17 11:42 AM

Constant innovation is the name of the game, but how can this be accomplished within large enterprises? Over the course of three blog posts, we'll share key takeaways from 1871's recent Corporate Innovation Summit which was based on one of 1871 CEO Howard Tullman's favorite truisms: "People don’t change when they see the light; they change when they feel the heat.” Read on for Part 2 of 3. 

Challenges, Triumphs, and Good Advice: Looking Back at 1871's "Today at Apple" Event Series

Events, Insights, Community
Posted by: Kat Rokhlin on 12/14/17 9:33 AM

Last month, Nirav Amin stood in front of a packed room at the new Apple Michigan Avenue.  “How many of you are entrepreneurs or working on your own business idea?” he asked the crowd. More than half of the room raised their hands. Some had attended each event in the four-part “Accelerate Your Startup Idea” series aimed at educating, guiding, and supporting the Chicago community in pursuit of their entrepreneurial passions, and had finally arrived at this culminating session where they would soon have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.

Does Your Customer Research Prove What You Already Know?

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Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 12/13/17 4:04 PM

Then it's useless. Sometimes you need to take an indirect approach to find out what your customers really crave. In Japan, Nestlé's coffee business got a jolt by focusing on office behavior, not coffee machines.

The Old Office Rules No Longer Apply

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Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 12/7/17 10:20 AM

The debate used to be about carrot or stick in coaxing performance out of your people. In a more nuanced business world, setting the tone may be as important as setting the guidelines.

Is Co-Creation the Future of Startups?

Insights, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 11/30/17 9:59 AM

Co-creation is the design of new products, services, experiences, or business models in a collaborative environment. It gives everyone a seat at the design table and allows all voices to be heard in a collaborative and interactive space. On Veterans Day 2017, member company AE Marketing Group led a co-creation lab to bring together top marketers in 1871 to help the veteran-led, CPG startup, Rumi Spice.

Are You Really Up to Speed?

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Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 11/29/17 3:45 PM

You need to make sure that your company is moving at the pace of change. That means never being comfortable with the current rate of change--because it keeps getting faster.

Why Microsoft Still Matters

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Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 11/21/17 10:00 AM

It is hardly one of the cool kids on the tech block, but in a world where data integrity and trust matters, the company's Azure cloud platform is a security blanket for big corporations.

Marketing for Founders: 5 Ways Startups Can Acquire Customers

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Posted by: 1871 on 11/17/17 11:50 AM

Many entrepreneurs skip the basics of marketing and struggle to find product market fit. 1871 member Solomon Thimothy is the co-founder of marketing intelligence platform Clickx and has helped hundreds of entrepreneurs and clients implement effective marketing strategies. There is no cookie cutter way to success, but Thimothy shares certain themes that have emerged from his experiences.

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