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Harvard Business Review Video: Managing the Uncertainty of Innovation

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Nathan Furr, professor of entrepreneurship at BYU’s Marriott School of Management, explains why innovation requires a new set of management practices. For more, read his book with Jeff Dyer, “The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization.” You can read a sample from “The Innovator’s Method: Bringing the Lean Start-up into Your Organization” […]

Innovation: Failure Is An Option

Innovation: Failure is an Option

The road to innovation is paved with failure. And that’s just fine. Just ask Hugh Molotsi, who received Intuit’s first Founders Innovation Award in 2011, in part for creating and launching a business that allowed storeowners and others to accept credit card payments and link it to their QuickBooks program. But he’s also racked up […]

Dancing Giants: At Intuit, ideas for new products can come from anywhere

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This article originally appeared in PandoDaily. If you were asked to compile a list of the most innovative corporations, it might not occur to you to include a tax, accounting, and finance software provider. But few companies have embraced the art of the startup within a large organization better than Intuit. The makers of TurboTax and QuickBooks have created a […]

Intuit Labs August Incubation Week Alumni

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We’ve successfully completed another Incubation Week. Below are some of the August graduates: QuickTasks Fastest way to get a job done Intu.ly/quicktasks Donato Easily scan donations from your email Intu.ly/donato Sure Start Simplest way for landscapers to discover market opportunities Intu.ly/surestart Lacerte Anywhere Access Lacerte on the go https://lacerteanywhere.intuit.com/IHIFY-WebApp/public_accountant/login/#/signin DAYS – Data At Your Service Fix […]

Top 10 Lessons from Steve Jobs’ Legacy

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I just finished reading Steve Job’s biography by Walter Isaacson which I highly recommend. I read the book on my iPhone which seemed appropriate and surprisingly worked really well. I like top 10 lists so I compiled the biggest lessons I took away from his impressive accomplishments: 1. Put Design First Most companies design around engineering […]

Delivering Awesome Products

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Every morning, you wake up to the familiar sound of your alarm clock before jumping in the shower, where you wash your hair with your favorite shampoo. You then use various cooking utensils and foods to make breakfast before you jump into your car, plug your smartphone into the stereo and begin your commute. The […]