Author Archives: Rowan Gibson

What can the Ancient Egyptians teach us about innovation? How did the creativity of this great civilization help them build such a mighty and enduring empire? And how do some of their remarkable inventions still impact our lives today? Continue reading

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Triumph of the Innovation Economy

We’ve heard so much about innovation in recent years that some misguided folks already view it as nothing more than a management fad. This series of articles aims to put that notion to rest. Join me on an epic journey through history, from the dawn of civilization until today, to prove conclusively that innovation is – and always has been – the fundamental driver of human progress. Continue reading

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What are the top three “must do’s” for breakthrough innovation success? And how can your company master them? Continue reading

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Insights - the Raw Material for Big Ideas

There is actually a front end to the front end of innovation. Before you start ideating, you need a set of really novel strategic insights. These are like the raw material out of which exciting innovation breakthroughs are built. Continue reading

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Blueprint

What is the best way to organize a company’s resources for radical innovation? One thing is clear: it requires a distinctly different approach – as well as different organizational structures – compared to incremental innovation. Continue reading

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The No. 1 Challenge to Innovation

The biggest challenge to innovation is not how to generate new ideas and opportunities. It’s how to make innovation a deeply embedded capability in the organization. Continue reading

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Many companies and corporate leaders say they want to be innovative, but what does it take to truly make innovation a systemic capability? How can your company build an “Innovation Engine” that continuously drives growth and strategic renewal? Continue reading

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