Should New York City Cap The Number of Uber Drivers?

Associations Now

After New York City’s mayor and city council dropped legislation that would have put a cap on the number of Uber cars allowed in the city, a number of associations responded with mixed reviews. The cap was an attempt to reduce traffic congestion, according to The New York Times.

New York’s E-Prescription Law Keeps Medical Associations Wary

Associations Now

I-STOP, a 2012 law taking effect later this month in New York, will penalize doctors who fail to use e-prescriptions—a replacement for doctors’ handwritten notes that advocates believe can limit the abuse of controlled substances.

New York Times and Paid Content

High Context

The New York Times has announced a new paid content model for their online content. They are not offering anything new to their best prospects, they are removing what draws them in the first place It is also rather complicated which will suppress sales a bit. Why not offer new value to your most voracious online readers and charge for that? Use what you have to create new offerings that you’ve never provided before but can scale in the online world.

Failure is good: it's about learning. Mistakes are bad execution

Jamie Notter

On Tuesday, Maddie and I presented at the Blogworld New York conference, along with Amy Sample Ward from NTEN. Failure is when you are trying something new, and you don’t know ahead of time how to make it successful. Moneyball and Management Innovation. The Results of Management Innovation. The distinction is that failures are more connected to experimentation, innovation, and learning, where mistakes are more about quality and execution.

4 Ways to Build Flexibility Around Innovation

Associations Now

Sometimes the root of your organization’s future might come in the form of not only finding the right idea, but finding the right way to sell innovation both inside your organization and to the broader world. Rather, it adapts to their new processes and shows flexibility.

The Innovation Line That Divides Associations

Associations Now

A new study on innovation from Marketing General suggests that there’s a distinct line separating associations that are innovative from those that aren’t. One paragraph in Marketing General’s new survey of innovation in the association space really stands out.

Monday Buzz: Innovate Conferences With “Meeting Mindshifts”

Associations Now

Improve your association events by adopting new ways of thinking. Old habits die hard but, with a fluid market and the likelihood of innovations on the horizon, it can be dangerous for associations to become too set in their ways.

Why Does Innovation Challenge Associations So Much?

Associations Now

During this week’s ASAE Annual Meeting & Exposition in Salt Lake City, a trend of discussion during different sessions was that innovation quite often requires quick work, something many associations are not known for. Why Innovation Challenges Associations.

When Innovation Competes With Your Traditional Values

Associations Now

Earlier this month, The New York Times drew a similar to-do over a document that had been leaked to the media which suggested that, despite the outward image of the newspaper as an online standout, it was struggling to keep up with innovation. (By

Monday Buzz: Introducing Innovation Labs

Associations Now

Because the marketplace changes rapidly, innovation is key to survival, regardless of your industry. Enter “innovation labs,” a concept adopted by many organizations and industry leaders to stay relevant amid the growing tide of competition.

The Hourglass Blog: Generational Herd Mentalities

The Hourglass Blog

A little while ago, Neil Howe called attention on his blog to a New York Times feature story about a 24-year-old Millennial who, even amidst the Great Recession, is living at home and turning down $40K job offers until just the right opportunity comes along. Innovation.

Your Innovation Outlook May Be a Self-Fulfilling Prophecy

Associations Now

Five decades ago, Moore’s Law—a specific philosophy on technical innovation in the semiconductor industry—helped set the tone for a technology revolution that hasn’t slowed down since. It gave a then-new industry something to aim for and dream about.

Plexus Consulting Group?: Hope for Daydreamers!

Plexus Consulting

In a New York Times article, author John Tierney writes that researchers have been analyzing these behaviors, and they’ve found daydreaming to be remarkably common¬ and often quite useful. Is Your Innovation Working? Want to Think Like an Innovator? skip to main | skip to sidebar.

Roger and Don – and Innovation

Guilt by Association

Roger Sterling and Don Draper are two of the lead managers in a New York ad agency. But Roger and Don have had enough of being drones, so they quit the agency in an exhilarating coup, took some of the best talent with them, and formed a new shop.

Lessons from innovation's front lines: An interview with IDEO's CEO

The Big Picture

« Obama’s seven lessons for radical innovators | Main. Lessons from innovation’s front lines: An interview with IDEO’s CEO. Many companies claim to be innovative, but few can claim innovation as their raison d’être. IDEO’s single-minded focus makes it a good case study for those seeking insights on innovation. Posted at 12:14 PM in Innovation | Permalink. Innovation. The Big Picture.

Executive Connections: Train, Learn, Survive.

Executive Connections

I attended the Software Information Industry Association (SIIA) Information Industry Summit (IIS) in New York City last week, and I was encouraged by the positive attitudes expressed by leaders in the content industry. In the midst of the current economic turmoil, she sees an opportunity to train 21 st Century employees in new skills—skills that we may not have even heard about yet. Executive Connections. « Launching a Special Year With a Great Summit | Main.

Building a Thriving 21st Century Association: Interview with Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation


My guest Jeff De Cagna of Principled Innovation is an author, speaker, and strategist who is pushing associations to think differently.

Innovation, Freeloaders, Mistakes & 3 Other Reads for Association Executives

SCD Group

The fact is, we’re looking so hard at this new generation that we are failing to reflect enough on the changes that are sweeping the rest of us—traditionals, boomers and gen Xers included. I encourage you to make it a gradual, affordable process: Start with your content Charge a nominal fee for your local events Introduce an e-membership Being ‘Good’ Isn’t the Only Way to Go By Aaron Hurst via New York Times Finding meaning is about being engaged.

Where in the World are the Innovators? ?


Where in the World are the Innovators? This interactive map separates Asian, European, and North American cities who demonstrate both growing momentum and diversity of innovations as well as tracking those losing ground. Chicago, New York, USA; Paris, France; Tokyo, Japan).

What Does the Sale of The Washington Post Mean to Your Association?

Association Navigator

Yesterday’s New York Times article, “He’s Going to Break Some Eggs” is certainly worth reading. Key areas where associations used to hold an advantage – information sharing, professional networking and education are now served by lots of new competitors.

Conference Circuit: Ed Tech

Associations Now

The NYSCATE Annual Conference begins this weekend in Rochester, New York. Organization: New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education. City: Rochester, New York. Rundown Attendees: 1,500. Exhibitors: 150. Presentations: 120 plus.

Reads of the Week: November 2, 2012

Reid All About it

In response to thousands of retweets of erroneous Weather Channel and CNN reports that the New York Stock Exchange had been flooded with “three feet” of water, Twitter users, some reporters and many not, were relentless: photos of the outside of the building, flood-free, were posted.

Membership Hack: Host an ‘Amazing Race’

Associations Now

At this year’s Annual Training Institute , the American Probation and Parole Association (APPA) is launching a new workshop designed to get members moving beyond the meeting room. This new style of programming is designed to get members moving and active outdoors.

What’s the Big Idea?

Association Adviser

Nothing kills a new idea faster than common sense. If you want to get better at innovating, don’t spend all your time with people just like you. ” Last summer, I sat in on a panel discussion about innovation for association professionals.

Conference Circuit: American Orchestras

Associations Now

More than 1,000 artistic administrators, composers, conductors, musicians, and business partners are headed to Nashville to network with colleagues, learn about new industry innovations, and discuss how orchestras can grow and adapt. Rundown Attendees: 1,000 plus. Exhibitors: 60 plus.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 12.14.18

Reid All About it

If you’ve ever tried to get people at work to adopt a new technology, you know what kind of uphill battle that can be. Is your association seeking new streams of non-dues revenue as well as new streams of content for your digital and print publications?

Freelancers Union Changes Healthcare Course

Associations Now

The innovative approach to healthcare that Freelancers Union offers its members is about to take a more traditionalist turn. The Affordable Care Act imposed new requirements for the level of coverage insurers offer, and it prevents plans from limiting who can receive care from a provider.

What Old School Hip Hop Teaches Us About Content Marketing


Gen Y was born and raised on Hip Hop culture—which began in 1970s New York City and has flourished from the 1980s through today. for this fun and informative session, where we’ll invite you to think about your content in all new ways.

Join me at the Mashable #socialgood Summit


Held at the heart of UN week, the Summit is where big ideas meet new media to create innovative solutions. The Social Good Summit unites a dynamic community of global leaders to discuss a big idea: the power of innovative thinking and technology to solve our greatest challenges.

PCMA Convening Leaders in Less Than 180 Seconds


It’s how you innovate. Tom Friedman , New York Times columnist and Pulitzer Prize winning author: The biggest thing happening on the planet today: the merger of globalization & the IT revolution.

Could Your Association Thrive in a Remote-First Culture?

Associations Now

But what if this desire for a central location, both in terms of office and locale, comes at the cost of innovation? The issue is this: These industries have focused on certain regions of the country—tech in Silicon Valley and Seattle, media in New York and DC—a model that made more sense when physical limitations made it harder to spread out. The syndicates were in New York City, and both the relationships and logistics involved were important to the comic artists. (A

From Stagnant to Stand-Out: 3 Strategies to Differentiate Your Customer Experience

Higher Logic

Customer experience executives from around the world gathered in New York last week to receive some disappointing news from Forrester Research at the Forrester CX NYC Conference.

2009 in Haiku

DelCor Connection

Android beckons me, calls out, “New York is ready!”. Blogs Current Affairs DelCor Thoughts Innovative Ideas Web/Online Technologies 200 ASAE blogs DelCor haiku kiki litalien social media TwitterAlthough haiku is not my favorite form of poetry, there is something wildly appropriate in its use for a post about 2009. Its brevity and form are analogous to communication today.    I bid farewell to 2009 using haiku and encourage you to submit comments in 5-7-5 format. 

Funding Initiative to Support Black-Owned Businesses Hits the Local Level

Associations Now

cities: Atlanta, Detroit, Minneapolis, New York City, and Raleigh, North Carolina. The Tapestry Project is one of several initiatives that AEO’s Innovation Hub is working on to support underserved microbusinesses.

Association Brain Food Weekly: 10.28.16

Reid All About it

Reading a new post by John Hagel, I was reminded of the new role for associations I wrote about in How Associations Can Transform Higher Education. Demystify Innovation at Your Association (Association Chat). – Solutions to Engaging Millennials in Associations (New York).

Business Roundtable: Corporate Purpose Goes Beyond Shareholder Profits

Associations Now

Generating long-term value for shareholders, who provide the capital that allows companies to invest, grow, and innovate. The American dream is alive but fraying,” Dimon said in an announcement of the new statement.

Moery Industry Partners

Moery Company

Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation. Trucking Association of New York. Many businesses utilize partnerships with trade associations as a way to build relationships with end users and position their company as an ally to the industry.

Fashion Industry Lends Voice to High-Skilled Immigration Debate

Associations Now

“I left Europe and arrived in New York with a baby in my belly and a suitcase full of little dresses made in Italy. The event featured a variety of voices making the case for a robust immigration policy—including New York Rep.

What Smart Associations Do Differently

Association Adviser

Technology is not synonymous for innovation; some associations are having breakthroughs by going back to old tech. New Orleans Saints. New York Giants. A new study from Iris Mobile and The Center for Media Research found that 75 percent of millennials (Gen Y) access the Internet via their phones. They can also provide new sources of sponsorship revenue and member leads by identifying trends in attendee behavior and content interests.

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Report: Nonprofits Increasingly Challenged to Compete on Salary

Associations Now

Job opportunities at nonprofits are growing, but the pay often isn’t enough to bring in new recruits, according to a new report. And as more baby boomers retire, these organizations must also find innovative ways to appeal to and retain a younger workforce.