Author Archives: Scott Bowden

Innovate Like the Swamp Fox

Students of military history and the Revolutionary War recall the legend of the Swamp Fox, Brigadier General Francis Marion. Marion helped protect the low country of South Carolina (near Charleston) for the nascent American nation and fought against British Redcoats, Hessian mercenaries, Loyalist, and Tory forces. Marion received his nickname from the British General Banastre Tarleton who unsuccessfully...

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Innovation Fun

In a recent article about how to rekindle excitement for competitive sports, I immediately noticed parallels between what the author, Arianne Brown, was facing and what we in the innovation world face in terms of maintaining our energy levels in pursuit of innovation goals.

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World Cup Innovation

As I watched the matches over the last few weeks, I found myself thinking about how innovation practitioners could benefit from examining their work efforts using examples from soccer. From the start to the end of a match, soccer is rife with lessons learned for the innovator.

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Innovation Year-End Performance Review

As innovation practitioners, year-end is a good time for us to step back and think about how well we performed in our innovation roles in the previous year -- with an eye towards leveraging lessons learned to improve the program next year. Although there are myriad ways of measuring innovation activity, the following list provides a starting set of criteria to assess one’s innovation efforts in 2013.

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