Speaking & Media

Beyond Fidget Spinners: Surviving Patent Purgatory – Steve Faktor Quote in Chicago Tribune

Here’s my recent quote in a¬†Chicago Tribune¬†article about the pitfalls of patents for entrepreneurs – followed by some advice on what to do instead: SUQUAMISH, Kitsap County In a large, converted 2,000-square-foot garage at the home of Scott McCoskery is where you’ll find what’s possibly the origins of many… Source: … Beyond Fidget Spinners: Surviving …

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Steve Quoted in Inc. Magazine: How Your Business Idea Can Help Save the World & Win $15 Million

XPrize is a pretty big deal, but does it actually work? Is the world finally saved? This article in Inc. Magazine explains. Read the whole thing, but here is Steve Faktor’s quote from¬†the piece: “The person who is motivated by social good may not always be the best executive to … Steve Quoted in Inc. …

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Steve Quoted in Entrepreneur: Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Startups Stand Out?

In Neil Parmar’s latest article in Entrepreneur, “Can Giveback Programs Help School Supplies Sellers Stand Out?“, I¬†offer some¬†thoughts on the viability of social startups. In this case, those selling a commodity product, office supplies. Read the whole article, but here are¬†are my quotes from the article. ‚ÄúMy formula is: commodity … Steve Quoted in Entrepreneur: …

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Steve on TWiT.TV: Is Disruptive Innovation A Farce?

In case you haven’t been following the drama, Jill Lepore, a Harvard professor, launched a massive attack¬†in the New Yorker on Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation that he introduced in his influential book Innovator’s Dilemma. Since the book’s release, this gospel has been co-opted¬†by Silicon Valley, where everything from … Steve on TWiT.TV: Is …

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Video: Are You Innovating Happiness? My Talk from the Chief Innovation Officer Summit on December 6, 2013

If you weren’t able to¬†join me form my keynote at the Chief Innovation Officer Summit on December 6, here is the link to a¬†video of my talk. Session Description: Are you innovating happiness? You better be. ¬†In a world automating faster than anyone imagined, almost everything is getting cheaper and … Video: Are You Innovating …

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Steve Faktor Featured in The Wall Street Journal: You Have a Great Idea. Now What Do You Do?

Below is a the full text of the original Wall Street Journal article about monetizing ideas featuring several quotes from Steve Faktor. JOURNAL REPORTS: SMALL BUSINESS You Have a Great Idea. Now What Do You Do? Many people have no desire to start a business, but they want to make … Steve Faktor Featured in …

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