Authority Magazine – “Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About Agile Businesses; How Businesses Pivot and Stay Relevant In The Face of Disruptive Technologies”

Authority Magazine – “Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About Agile Businesses; How Businesses Pivot and Stay Relevant In The Face of Disruptive Technologies”

Authority Magazine recently ran a series called “How Agile Businesses Pivot In The Face of Disruptive Technologies”.

The editors interviewed CEOs and business leaders from an industry that is being impacted by a disruptive technology and heard their strategies about how to pivot and stay relevant.

Some of the leaders, including Karla Raines, put together some fantastic videos sharing their five tips.

Watch here: “Authority Magazine’s Favorite ‘Five Things Videos’ About Agile Businesses; How Businesses Pivot and Stay Relevant In The Face of Disruptive Technologies”

Excerpt

Karla Raines is an accomplished strategist serving purpose-driven organizations in dynamically competitive industries. Her commitment to mastering the art of strategy led her to a career-defining eureka moment in 2018. Her book Differentiated shares the story of her inventive strategy process, Differentiation Zone®, through real-life vignettes and powerful lessons pulled from over two decades of consulting experience. Karla recognizes that creativity and imagination are crucial to the strategy process and would not have discovered Differentiation Zone without both. Her “aha” moment in 2018 occurred when she saw something she had never seen before. The experience crystallized her intuitive process and inspired her to reverse engineer what she had taught herself to do over years of hands-on practice.

With a unique ability to see beyond what is, Karla leads her clients to discover authentic differentiation and craft plans to realize their competitive advantage. Abstract painting propels Karla’s professional creativity and risk-taking as it fuels her soul. Artists look at the world differently, and creativity opens a new portal. Years of painting have taught Karla to get out of her way, not to tell herself no, and be open to the power of flow. She wouldn’t have discovered Differentiation Zone without it.

Watch the video on Authority Magazine.

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Babyboomers.com – “Take that Career Risk at 60. If not Now, When?”

Babyboomers.com – “Take that Career Risk at 60. If not Now, When?”

On Babyboomers.com, Karla Raines invites retired or soon-to-be-retired professionals to make that career change. For an inspirational story of career risk and success, read “Take that Career Risk at 60. If Not Now, When? 

Excerpt

At the age of fifty-eight, I experienced the most breathtaking event of my career. Quite unexpectedly, I had a visceral experience whose memory lives on in my body and soul. After decades of mastering the art and craft of strategy, I discovered something I’d never seen before. Hours of experience with a specific framework yielded a eureka that captured my attention. Throughout 2018, the discovery kept nagging at me. “Karla, you may be on to something,” the refrain in my head. It wouldn’t let go of me.

Click here for the full article.

TD Magazine – Book Capsules, June 2021 ft. Differentiated

TD Magazine – Book Capsules, June 2021 ft. Differentiated

TD Magazine recently featured Differentiated in their June Book Capsules series. You can read the original review on “Book Capsules, June 2021.”

Review

This time of disruption presents a great opportunity to rethink and refine your business strategy. In this book, Raines discusses alternatives to status-quo strategy-building frameworks, such as the 50-year-old SWOT analysis. She instead suggests businesses adopt a customer mindset if they want to stand out from the competition. Though Raines targets Differentiated to executives and senior leaders of purpose-driven organizations, those who enjoy reading fact-based stories of business strategy development will likely find value in her insights and fresh point of view.

Inspired Nonprofit Leadership – “Three C’s of Strategy and How Creativity Fits In”

Inspired Nonprofit Leadership – “Three C’s of Strategy and How Creativity Fits In”

Karla Raines joins Mary Hiland of Hiland Consulting to talk about her journey from strategist to creator of Differentiation Zone. Listen to the podcast on “Three C’s of Strategy and How Creativity Fits In.”

Episode Description

My guest today is Karla Raines. Karla is an accomplished strategist serving purpose-driven organizations in dynamically competitive industries. Her commitment to mastering the art of strategy led her to a career-defining eureka moment. Her “aha” moment in 2018 occurred when she saw something she’d never seen before. The experience crystallized her intuitive process and inspired her to reverse engineer what she’d taught herself to do over years of hands-on practice.

Click below to listen to the episode on the Inspired Nonprofit Leadership podcast.

The Backpack Show – “Differentiated” Author Karla Raines

The Backpack Show – “Differentiated” Author Karla Raines

Episode Description: Talk about differentiation! (Seriously, we’re going to talk about it.)

In the second half of this episode, we talk with strategy innovator Karla Raines about her book “Differentiated: The Breakthrough Approach to Strategy for Purpose-Driven Organizations.” Get ready to challenge outdated thinking at your organization! https://differentiationzone.com/karla-raines/

And it turns out that abstract painting fuels Karla’s professional creativity and risk-taking, so we’ll talk about that, too! https://karlarainesart.com

Shoutout Colorado – “Meet Karla Raines: Strategy Innovator & Abstract Artist”

Shoutout Colorado – “Meet Karla Raines: Strategy Innovator & Abstract Artist”

On Shoutout Colorado, join Karla Raines for a conversation about creative risk-taking. Discover what it means to become a master strategist while also hearing about Karla’s deep connection to Denver’s arts and culture scene. Read more in “Meet Karla Raines: Strategy Innovator and Abstract Artist.”

Excerpt

Increased tolerance for risk grounded in a greater appreciation for my unique set of talents fuels my career. As a consultant, I tested my abilities and discovered I could do more than I’d ever envisioned as I stepped out in courage with each new project. When you experience that sort of flow, you find that one success manifests the next, and on you go. Abstract painting propels my professional creativity and risk-taking, as it fuels my soul. Artists look at the world differently, and creativity opens a new portal. Years of painting taught me to get out of my own way, not to tell myself no, and be open to the power of flow. I wouldn’t have discovered Differentiation Zone® without it.

This piece has been published on Shoutoutcolorado.com. To read the full article, click here.