Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Most Companies Suck at Innovation Because…

Most companies suck at innovation because they suck at change. There you go, there is the entire article in a single sentence. Please click the like button or leave a comment on your way out, and I’ll turn out the lights. I’m actually serious, but… Continue reading

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Change the World - Step One

Do you want to change the world? Even just one tiny corner of your own world? Change often feels overwhelming, scary even, and frequently we don’t know where to begin. So, if we’re hoping to change the world, our world, whether that is with a big W or a little one, where should we begin? Continue reading

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Help to Change Change

My first book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire was designed to help organizations identify and remove barriers to innovation, but it also ended up being a great primer on how to take a structured, sustainable approach to innovation, and as a result has founds its way into libraries and university courses around the world. For an encore… Continue reading

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Change Management 2015 Wrapup

Recently I had the opportunity to attend the Association of Change Management Professionals’ (ACMP®) annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, titled appropriately Change Management 2015. The event represented a convening of nearly 1,000 change management professionals from around the globe, including countries as geographically dispersed as… Continue reading

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A Lifetime of Innovations

I heard a great story this week about the history of Lifetime Products and how a family member laughed at the founder of Lifetime Products at a trade show demonstrating their first product, repeatedly saying “The basketball hoop goes up, the basketball hoop goes down.” Well twenty years later, he’s eating his laughter… Continue reading

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Microsoft Tries to Disrupt Mobile Phone Market

I came across an article on Mashable recently highlighting a new Microsoft experiment. It highlights something that Microsoft has prototyped to test as part of their strategy to regain momentum in the mobile phone market by focusing on markets outside the United States where the first generation of the smartphone adoption battle hasn’t already been decided. Continue reading

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Does Indiana Hate Innovation?

Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s talk about homosexuality and whether it has any impact on innovation. There probably are two no more polarizing topics in the United States than homosexuality and abortion. But the truth is that if both sides of the political and religious spectrum focused on the golden rule, there would be less corruption, we’d all be… Continue reading

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