Category: Culture & Values

Intuit Sparks

Any enlightened innovator can inspire others when in direct audience; the challenge is sparking a whole-of-company revolution. How can one individual effect such massive cultural transformation? Continue reading

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Innovation Relevance - Innovation Excellence

There has to be a bigger purpose and an end game in mind beyond innovation itself. There has to be a bigger reason for being innovative. There is. It’s called relevance. Continue reading

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New Language for a New Year [Book Review] - Innovation Excellence

Prepare to laugh. Get ready to chuckle. Veteran word wonks Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf have done it again… Continue reading

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Open hands holding number 2015. Happy New Year.

There were several key (and generally welcome) themes that emerged throughout 2015 within corporate innovation.  These are, in part, driven by the increasing value that corporate and business leadership place on this (still relatively) new competency, the sophistication of practitioners in the field, and the results of seeing what works or fails. It is truly an exciting time to be in this field and to see these changes form across the industry. As always, this list is from a personal perspective, that is perhaps biased by my experience within the field, generally working with established corporate organizations and their leaders. Continue reading

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What Henry Beard & Chris Cerf Can Teach Us about Communication - Innovation Excellence

Satirists Henry Beard and Christopher Cerf shine some light on Deliberately Deceptive Language. Continue reading

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Trust, Motivation, Creativity, Innovation, Results - Innovation Excellence

I can’t believe I’m about to do this. Don’t tell anyone, but today I’m going to defend management. Yes, the management that, according to Clayton Christensen, is not supporting the creation of radical ideas that will change markets. Continue reading

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Anthony Ferrier Image AbstractArtAngel77

The power and freedom that entrepreneurs and their startups embody is reinforced through a constant stream of media highlighting success, purpose and (mostly bullsh*t) bucolic work environments. As the global economy improves, business leaders of established corporate organizations need to consider how they can introduce an entrepreneurial spirit. Intrapreneurs are the answer, and this article provides a high level overview. Continue reading

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