Janet Sernack

Innovate and Flourish!
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It’s been almost six weeks since we left Israel and journeyed down under, to Australia, via Seoul, to visit clients, family and friends. Amazingly, with all of the abundance, wealth, beautiful beaches and sunshine filled days, a land that is...
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Innovative entrepreneurship isn’t learnt at business school!
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It takes enormous passion, deep vision and incredible anti fragility to become a successful innovative entrepreneur, more than most of us could ever imagine! My recent experience at the recent European Innovation and Entrepreneurship Conference in Brussels, last month reaffirmed...
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How the lean start-up accelerates innovation!
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In another 2 weeks I will be presenting my webinar How the lean start-up accelerates innovation at the Global Women’s Leadership Summit (GWALS), and immediately after that I will be in Brussels to present my paper on Re-inventing entrepreneurship education at the...
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Entering the dragons den!
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The World Economic Forum Global Education Initiative in June 2011 published the Entrepreneurship Education Work Stream Report; Unlocking entrepreneurial capabilities to meet the global challenges of the 21st century. The report states that:  “Society faces a strong need to encourage people...
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Can entrepreneurs create the new world?
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The Economist Magazine, in a recent article, "Generation Jobless" analyzed figures provided by the International Labor Organization, the OECD, and the World Bank Database, and calculated that, “all told, almost 290 million (15 – 24 year olds) are neither working,...
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Feel the fear and do it anyway!
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I can’t remember how many times, in the last 25 years, I stood in front of a group of powerful and successful senior executives, in a either change management or transformational leadership training program, wisely sprouting these words: “feel the...
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Play the lean start-up way!
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In a recent article “Why the Lean Start-Up Changes Everything” in HBR, Steve Blank describes a lean start-up as “favoring experimentation over elaborate planning, customer feedback over intuition, and iterative design over big design up front” developments. Residing in Israel, where...
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The rise of the digital native
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As an ageing “Baby Boomer”, I can recall, with a certain sense of pride and nostalgia, what it felt like to grow up in the Swinging Sixties & the Fabulous Seventies. I am still in awe at how our rebellious...
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Be-ing different & disruptive
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Some of us come from learning environments that labelled students who challenged teachers or their learning process as be-ing different, disruptive  & rebellious. These students were often punished, threatened, or ignored until they complied with the accepted “norm” & the...
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Are innovators born or made?
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At ImagineNation™ our experience tells us that innovators are both born with a genetic predisposition and made through active endeavor.  In fact, major research projects carried out on the creative abilities of identical and fraternal twins found that 25-40% of what we...
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