The finance mindset, when starting up an innovation program, only produces incremental results. The tendency to expect ROI from early stage opportunity screening misses the point. Large corporations routinely struggle to compare unproven ideas to known products that regularly produce revenues.
Taking a page from Great Game of Business, we started the planning in July with building a sales forecast for 2019. Those numbers established our operations and staffing system for the year. We took our time. We realized that spreadsheets don’t bring us joy. So we did what made the most sense: we designed our own strategy game.
In preparation for our most recent meeting, it became clear that several team members had done amazing work deserving of special recognition. We wanted to do something fun and creative, perhaps even start a new tradition. Four times a year Trig team members each take on a special project that we refer to as our “rock” for the quarter, so we decided on a trophy that fit these awards of achievement particularly well.
Each year around Thanksgiving, Dr. Lancefield would spike a batch of eggnog in the lab, and then let it sit there for about a month to be enjoyed around Christmas. Letting that eggnog age in the cold of winter over those weeks between the holidays made it “better” according to her original recipe (below). But maybe what the microbiologist meant was, “better for your health.” So the question is, does spiking the eggnog kill the Salmonella?
Holiday Ad Trends 2018: Whether you’re the type to believe this is a war on Thanksgiving or an extension of wintery good cheer, the ads are here already and we’ve started watching them for you to get an early glimpse into this season’s trends. Here are some of our favorite ads that launched fast for winter 2018.