Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Twelve Days of Innovation (a song)

C. Engdahl
The Big E of Big E Toys

The Twelve Days of Innovation

On the first day of innovation our Venture Capitalist gave to me
A valuation for our exit strategy

On the second day of innovation our Investment Bankers gave to me
Two IPO alternatives

On the third day of innovation our Board gave to me
Three hundred thousand stock options

On the fourth day of innovation an industry guru gave to me
A four hour motivational seminar

On the fifth day of innovation our Product Developers gave to me
A five step Stage-Gate® process

On the sixth day of innovation our CMO gave to me
Six killer features and benefits

On the seventh day of innovation the Government gave to me
Seven tax incentives

On the eighth day of innovation Analysts gave to me
Magic Quadrant status

On the ninth day of innovation Reviewers gave to me
a Nine-star product rating

On the tenth day of innovation the Media gave to me
Ten days of free publicity

On the eleventh day of innovation Power Users gave to me
Eleven repeat purchases

On the twelfth day of innovation our Customers gave to me
Twelve new product ideas

Eleven repeat purchases
Ten days of free publicity
A nine-star product rating
Magic Quadrant status
Seven tax incentives
Six killer features and benefits
A five step Stage-Gate® process
A four hour motivational seminar
Three hundred thousand stock options
Two IPO alternatives
and
A valuation for our exit strategy

Happy Holidays. Merry Innovation!

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