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Want Foresight from Insight? Part 2: An Interview with Gongos’ Greg Heist

It’s no longer solely about asking primary research questions. In part 2 of the interview series Greg Heist of Gongos, Inc. talks about exploration across silos, disruption and decisions, and decision science as an inspiration for innovation.

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Innovation Judo – Maximum Efficiency with Minimum Effort

One of the core principles of Judo is seiryoku zen'yō , or maximum efficiency, minimum effort  One way that this plays out is an acceptance that directly resisting a more powerful opponent will typically result in defeat, but evading their attack, and redi ...

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Making Breakthrough Innovations Happen

Join the innovation excellence communityMaking Breakthrough Innovation Happen - In conversation with Porus Munshi (Audio) In  a free wheeling conversation, we host Porus Munshi, author of the best selling book “Making Breakthrough Innovations Happen”. Why is he on the show I have worked ...

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Measuring Innovation with Money

Innovation is such a heady, ill-defined concept. Innovation is one of those words – like strategy or creativity – that means either nothing or something different to anyone who hears it. But when handled correctly, genuine innovations are the lifeblood o ...

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How To Outsmart The Crowd

Most of us live busy lives.  There is work, family, maybe a hobby or two and the need for some leisure time to refresh our batteries.  So the amount of things we devote serious thought to is necessarily small and we get in the habit of not paying attention ...

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Using ‘Lead Users’ to Guide Product Development

Lead Users Guide Product ManagementEric Von Hippel, MIT Innovation Professor,  coined the term lead users, defining them as (in “Lead Users: A Source of Novel Product Concepts,” Management Science, July 1986): lead users are users whose present strong needs will become general in a ma ...

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Add Financial Elements Early in the Innovation Process

Innovation is a saturated field, but one with a hole in it. Many companies can generate thousands of potentially valuable ideas, but have no acceptable cultural method for placing a value on them. Many of these same companies can do Wicked Thinking, block ...

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