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Breakthrough! by Steve LANCE, Paul KURNIT

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OVERVIEW:What’s a Big Idea?

A BIG IDEA is anything that can build new audiences, new customers, and new sales by mining undiscovered territory. It can be a brand-new product or service, a line extension, a related product—in fact, it can be just about anything. The only thing every breakthrough idea has in common is that after it’s come to the marketplace, everyone else turns into Homer Simpson and says, “D’oh!”

What they mean is “Dough!” As in, “That’s gonna make those people a ton of money. How come we didn’t think of that?” Because to come up with a breakthrough idea, product, or service you’ve got to break out of the box of your existing marketplace thinking. And that’s very hard to do. But, there are companies out there that are doing it ...

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