Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

It is the last, hard five yards of all the work that went into something, which can make or break so much of the efforts that have gone into this emerging ‘commercial life’ of our new innovation activities. Here are some steps to follow to make sure you get over the hurdle of the last final yards. Continue reading

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If you have these three platforms in place you can begin to move from more of an ad hoc set of capabilities through to a more integrated, synergistic and interlocking set of capabilities Continue reading

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Poor strategic alignment can be overcome by working through a comprehensive approach to addressing all areas that impact innovation. Continue reading

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Every now and then, a book comes along that completely surprises me in terms of my own reactions to it, forcing me to unglue some of my preconceived ideas. Then I have to stick them back together again into a whole new pattern. It is this book actually threw me into a loop, trying to figure this reaction out. Continue reading

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Why does anyone blog about Innovation? Paul Hobcraft, a committed voice, gives us his reasons, and innovation intent. Not simply seen ‘just’ a list of topics, but the “stakes” into the innovation ground to keep guiding me and my readers along a journey of personal discovery. Continue reading

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If you ever have lived in the tropics you know of the arrival of the monsoons. Skies darken, clouds gather, often thunder and lightning combine, the wind picks up and the rain ‘announces’ its arrival in sheer torrents of heavy, drenching, wave-upon-wave of unrelenting force. A Digital Tsunami? Continue reading

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Recognizing Your Type of Innovation Leader

We all need to recognize the type of innovation leadership personality within our organization, the ones we are working for, as this might help you manage the innovation work a whole lot better and attract in the resources you need. So can you recognize the traits of your innovation leader? Continue reading

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