Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Rise and Fall of Innovation at Yahoo!

Can people really innovate when they have to tend to all of their day-to-day responsibilities? Unfortunately, people don't get promoted for being innovative, they get promoted for getting stuff done, developing people, and meeting or exceeding goals or stretch targets. If people are busy making sure they do all that, when are they supposed to innovate?

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Innovation Comes in Many Forms

Innovation comes in all different forms, and there is more than one way to boost profits in organizations. Layoffs are not the only way to improve the bottom line when times get tough. Often asking the right questions can uncover new revenue sources in areas that previously had only been seen as a source of costs.

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How Not to Do Social Media

Despite the fact that Twitter has been around since 2006 and Facebook has been around since 2004, social media is still the bright shiny object in the room (it's still the current marketing fad). People still think they are being innovative if they use it, and unfortunately many people still approach it as something separate and scary instead of treating it as just one tool in the toolbox of anyone working in marketing or innovation.

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Every 60 Seconds Amazing Things Happen on the Internet

I found a couple of great infographics over on BusinessInsider that you'll find below. They highlight some truly astounding activity numbers from what happens in the world of technology and on the Internet. Did you know that in a single minute there are over 168 million emails are sent? That's just one example of the mind blowing online activity that takes place every sixty seconds. Here are some of the other amazing things that happen in 60 seconds (click to enlarge):

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Twelve Days of Innovation

As we are now in the middle of the Twelve Days of Christmas, I thought it might be fun to do a post from the innovator's perspective of the kinds of gifts that might mean the most to an innovator during the holidays when it comes to their quest for innovation excellence.

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The Geoffrey Moore Interview – ‘Escape Velocity’

I had the opportunity recently to interview Geoffrey A Moore, the best-selling author of such popular books as Crossing the Chasm, Inside the Tornado, The Gorilla Game and Dealing with Darwin. He has a new book out called Escape Velocity: Free Your Company's Future from the Pull of the Past and having had some of his books on the Innovation Excellence Reading List for a while I thought it made sense to sit down and pose him some questions to get some of his latest perspectives, thoughts and insights on innovation.

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What is Your External Talent Strategy?

I am currently doing research for a white paper and a webinar on harnessing the global talent pool to accelerate innovation, and I need your help to add to the case studies I've already gathered. Here is the premise: As more industries become commoditized and innovation becomes more of a focus, organizations are being forced to move beyond a talent ownership mindset to a talent attraction and engagement mindset.

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