Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Best Practices for Innovation

Every company serious about innovation should anchor their pursuit in a vision, strategy and goals for innovation. These core innovation components should address not just enabling technology but processes and culture too. Microsoft has published this Innovation Management Framework as the culmination of a collaboration with a consortium of visionaries and practitioners to ensure that it includes thought leadership on innovation from Microsoft and its broader ecosystem. Continue reading

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Backwards Innovation - Cookies n Cream Oreos

Now you might be asking yourself… What do Cookies ‘n’ Cream Oreos and chicken feet have in common? In short, both cookies ‘n’ cream and chicken feet involve valuable delicacies that that come from what people previously thought of as waste products from the production of something that was seen as more valuable. Continue reading

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The Accidental Innovator

I came across the story of how the multi-Billion dollar Chipotle Mexican Grill chain was started, and some of the missions and strategies that they pursue in their business. Don’t worry, all of this is leading to a connection to innovation. Where it has led me, is to an idea that I want you to consider as you look at your innovation efforts. It is the idea of Backwards Innovation. What is Backwards Innovation? Continue reading

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Are you innovating in your head?

Came across a funny Dilbert cartoon in our Innovation Excellence Linkedin Group (19,350+ members) thanks to David Williams and thought I would share it with everyone along with another one that I came across. Continue reading

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iBeacons at Apple WWDC

In my previous article on some of the potential implications of the iPhone 5S launch, I talked about how one of the things that wasn’t included in the iPhone 5S that I thought would be, was NFC technology (Near Field Communications). Or at least I thought that Apple left it out… Continue reading

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Is iPhone 5S the Fingerprint of MCommerce Success?

Today as part of the new iPhone 5S Apple has finally integrated Authentec’s biometric technology into their flagship mobile phone that they purchased last year. Why is this tiny little sensor such a potential sea change for the mobile industry? Let’s look at all of the ways that this technology addition makes the iPhone more valuable than other phones. Continue reading

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Secret to Innovation Success Revealed!

Achieving innovation success is not easy. Sustaining innovation success is even harder. The list of innovative companies that no longer exist is long, and some of the biggest enemies of innovation are ultimately complacency and resistance to change. Continue reading

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