Author Archives: Mike Shipulski

Constructive Conflict

Innovation starts with different, and when you propose something that’s different from the recipe responsible for success, innovation becomes the enemy of success. And because innovation and different are always joined at the hip, the conflict between success and innovation is always part of the equation. Continue reading

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Battle Success With No-To-Yes

Everyone says they want innovation, but they don’t – they want the results of innovation. Continue reading

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Innovation Through Preparation

Innovation is about new; innovation is about different; innovation is about “never been done before”; and innovation is about preparation. Continue reading

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Innovation’s Double Helix

A technology without a market is as valuable as a market without a technology – they’re both worthless. At one end of the spectrum you have something interesting running in the lab and at the other you have an interesting insight around a new market. But one won’t do, and from either end of the rainbow your quest is to find the pot of gold at the other end. Continue reading

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To Improve Innovation, Improve Clarity.

If I was CEO of a company that wanted to do innovation, the one thing I’d strive for is clarity. For clarity on the innovative new product, here’s what the CEO needs. Continue reading

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Mind-Body Motivation for Innovation

Mind and body are connected, literally. It’s true – our necks bridge the gap. Don’t believe me? Locate one end of your neck and you’ll find your head or body; locate the other and you’ll find the other. Continue reading

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What’s Your Innovation Intention?

If you want to run a brainstorming session to generate a long list of ideas, I’m out. Brainstorming takes the edge off, rounds off the interesting corners and rubs off any texture. If you want me to go away for a while and come back with an idea that can dismantle our business model, I’m in. Continue reading

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