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Dan Steininger

Dan Steininger
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Dan Steininger is the president and founder of BizStarts. He is also the president of Steininger & Associates. The firm focuses on teaching the tools of innovation to drive growth for companies in all sectors of the economy. Steininger is a former president and CEO of Catholic Financial Life and a graduate of Marquette University and Boston University's School of Law.

Innovate or Die

Mention a moving company and immediately the image of a musclebound hunky male inevitably comes to mind. Don’t most customers want alpha males moving...

Innovate or die

Harry Selfridge, founder of the iconic Selfridges department store in London, was born in Ripon, Wisconsin. He cut his teeth in the retail market...

Innovate or Die

Who likes to be criticized? We don’t like getting criticism and most people feel uncomfortable giving it. It takes us back to some usually negative...

Innovate or die: Derse Inc.’s smarter approach to face-to-face marketing

Trade shows. Can’t live with them, can’t live without them. Many companies simply go through the motions, thinking they have to make a trade...

Innovate or Die: Understand your customers’ decision-making process

You probably wouldn’t guess that someone who grew up on a rural Nebraska pig farm would be an ideal candidate to grow a major...

Innovate or die: Are you swimming in the wrong ocean?

Are you in a market where the biggest players control the majority of the market and the remaining 25 percent is split between wide varieties of companies like yours?

Innovate or die – Starbucks CEO saves his company

In 2008, we almost lost our opportunity to enjoy Starbucks coffee and the ambience of its stores. The stock had plunged by 65 percent, and same-store sales had dropped dramatically.

Solitude – Take time to think by yourself

Please look at the graph that accompanies this column. This is the rate of technological change in our economy today. This is enough to make a normal leader turn paranoid.

Not a pretty picture for Kodak

"Necessity Is the Mother of Taking Chances,” — Mark Twain

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