Author Archives: Paul Hobcraft

When Art and Science Combines for Innovation - Innovation Excellence

The powerful combination of designing and providing something that pushes our existing knowledge, our boundaries, understanding or expectations — and capturing it in thought, explanation, or detailing the discovery makes up the art and science of innovation. We just need to find even better and consistent ways to combine them continuously. Continue reading

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Exploring 9 Drivers of Innovation Change - Innovation Excellence

I always show a particular interest in statements claiming to have identified a relevant driver of innovation change, then to think through these. Let me offer mine since using the different drivers can give you new insights into your innovation activities plus also can prompt significant changes to freshen up your innovation portfolio. Continue reading

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Disrupt, Destruct, Digital – The Way of Future Life? - Innovation Excellence

Are we always being extorted to disrupt our enterprises before someone else does? The constant threat of both those ‘known to us’ and those ‘unknown competitors’ who can simply raise money based on a disruptive concept, provide a different business model and, then attack tomorrow, leaves us with not a comfortable feeling does it? Continue reading

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The CIO needs to Fuse Business and IT - Innovation Excellence

In the past twelve months or even more, I think there have been some exceptional reports and thinking coming out of Deliotte’s group, from its dedicated practice centers, their University Press and the Deliotte Consulting LLP, mostly from the US practice. Continue reading

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Let me offer that innovation has eight possible pitfalls or sink holes that we need to consciously try to avoid. We sometimes need to be more prepared for these traps based on our judgement and experience.
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Shifting to Ultimate Outcomes - innovation excellence

We need to all get paid or rewarded far more on the value of the result from successful ultimate outcomes, judged by focusing only on the successful result of delivering to that real customer need. Continue reading

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