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What Companies Can Learn From These Failed Innovation Attempts

by / ⠀Entrepreneurship / July 3, 2019

Over the past 20 years, corporate innovation has evolved from a powerful differentiator into a vague buzzword. Companies that claim to offer innovative solutions may or may not keep their word, and truly innovative companies have to struggle to prove their uniqueness.  Sometimes, businesses get ambitious and go too far in their quests to innovate. Google Glass famously crashed and burned. Juicero somehow raised more than $120 million…

Building a Business You Love with Joe Knoernschild, Co-Founder of Hurley

by / ⠀Entrepreneur Interviews Entrepreneurship Startup Advice / June 19, 2013

Matt Wilson: When you started Hurley you were 26.  Can you tell us a story from the early days living the surf entrepreneur lifestyle? Joe K: 1980, 26 years old, happily married with Cindy and our young son Joel, teaching Junior High 4 years, waiting tables, exporting surfboards to Japan and managing Hurley Surfboards.  And, I was still able to surf just about every day; albeit in an exhausted…

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