Hiring for Innovation

Hiring for Innovation

With all of the businesses I’ve run I can’t remember ever asking anyone for a resume. Of course I want to know that the person can do the job, but I’m much more interested in other qualities, like creativity, curiosity and enthusiasm. If someone comes in for a job...
What Will the Farm of the Future Look Like?

What Will the Farm of the Future Look Like?

As the innovation keynote speaker last week for the Utah Farm Bureau Leadership Conference I realized the agriculture industry is in the midst of quite a bit of disruption and the farm of the future is in for a change. But it hasn’t always been that way. For...
Creativity and Problem Solving Through Low Tech

Creativity and Problem Solving Through Low Tech

As technology takes over more of our lives, there is one skill a machine just cannot compete with…creativity. According to The World Economic Forum’s recently released report, The Future of Jobs, that skill has moved from 10th place in 2015 to #3 in 2020....

Why Associations Need to Innovate

Associations are a legacy business, like newspapers, and the TV industry. And they have all enjoyed many years of success without being challenged…until now.   Early roots of associations could be found in craft guilds, churches, and trading groups. Guilds...