Speaking & Media

How to Innovate in Regulated Industries – Steve Faktor on The Innovation Leader Podcast

On the Innovation Leader podcast, hear my experiences and tips for overcoming obstacles innovating in regulated industries, like financial services and healthcare.  Episode 5: Innovators vs. the Rulebook. Who Wins? While innovation can be difficult at any company, highly regulated industries with a thick rule book — both internally and from the government — face …

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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: Fidget spinner pioneer trying not …

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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 take the idea forward to …

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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. “My formula is: commodity + charity = novelty, not …

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Steve Faktor Featured in Germany’s Capital Magazine Google Cover Story

Steve Faktor and his 4E’s of Google Strategy are featured in the March 2014 cover story of Germany’s premier business magazine, Capital (paywall). Here is Steve’s quote and cover story. The bad news is – you have to know German to read it. If you sign up to IdeaFaktory, you’ll be first to get Steve’s forthcoming Google strategy …

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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 easier. People in developed markets …

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

Below is aN EXCERPT FROM the original Wall Street Journal article about monetizing ideas featuring 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 money from their inspiration. Here are some options …

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