Author Archives: Jeffrey Phillips

Muhammad Ali: An analogy for innovation - Innovation Excellence

Today I’ll argue that Ali embodies innovation, and his life is symbolic and perhaps an analogy for what innovators live and do. Continue reading

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Can you teach people to innovate? - Innovation Excellence

One of my recent pet peeves is the proliferation of education options for innovation. One of my alma maters offers a “certificate” for innovation management. While I cannot comment on the course, it is taught by two professors with little private sector experience… Continue reading

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 Beware of the

Can you resist the temptation to hype your innovation solution? Unfortunately, we can expect to see much more of this – the unintentional obfuscation of innovation. Continue reading

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Why Business Model Innovation is So Compelling - Innovation Excellence

There’s a real sense that we in the corporate world are standing on the brink of an amazing transition, moving from relatively older, static models of competition based on corporate size and mass, to new competitive realities dictated by speed, agility and innovation. Continue reading

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Hmm. I bet the post title got your attention, but of course in this modern age of digital content we bloggers need headlines that pop through all of the noise and gain attention. It helps, of course, that I’m of the opinion that the headline is provocative, and has, as Kissenger once said, the added benefit of being true. Continue reading

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The Problem With Corporate Innovation

If that sounds like a pretentious title, you are probably right, but it’s time to start talking about the fact that so many companies simply cannot innovate effectively. Continue reading

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Sprinkling Innovation Responsibility Like Pixie Dust

There’s a fundamental problem in many corporations that keeps innovation from constantly delivering valuable results. The challenge probably isn’t what you imagine. Continue reading

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