Dave Gardner’s “Thank God It’s Monday” 28MAR11

“Thank God It’s Monday” is to help companies thrive!

This week’s focus: innovation

The 1969 rock opera “Tommy” by The Who was a smash hit that continues to dazzle listeners to this today. On the original album, the character Tommy (performed by Roger Daltry) sings a song called “See me, feel me, touch me.” I’m reminded of this haunting melody as I think about the U.S. launch of Podio, a Copenhagen-based technology company in San Francisco this past week.

Podio created multiple opportunities to “see me, feel me, touch me” as I wrote in this Fast Company blog post and, in the process, created a lot of buzz. Tommy Ahlers, CEO, and his team created a pop-up retail store in the SOMA (south of market street) area in San Francisco. They invited people to a number of different events leading up to their official launch this past Thursday evening.

Podio’s innovative technology and launch is helping them thrive. What innovation is going to help your company thrive?

Thought for the week:

“We must not confuse leadership with status. Even in large corporations and government agencies, the top-ranking person may simply be bureaucrat 1. We have all occasionally encountered top persons who couldn’t lead a squad of seven-year-olds to the ice cream counter.” – John Gardner, On Leadership

What do you think? I welcome your blog comments!

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Dave Gardner, Gardner & Associates Consulting http://www.gardnerandassoc.com

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