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2015 State of Global Innovation Report - Innovation Excellence

We hope this study serves as a useful tool for your organization to gather the insights it needs to be more innovative, and especially to help surmount the obstacles that typically hamper organization-wide innovation competence. Continue reading

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Igniting Passionate Purpose for Innovation - Innovation Excellence

I was reminded recently “that you always teach what you most need to learn” so I am happily sharing a key learning from one of the amazing executive coaches on a recent global Coach for Innovators Certified Program™. Continue reading

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There are few topics which are discussed as regularly by those in corporate venturing as the Internet of Things. But what does it actually mean? The chief analytics officer Toby Lewis from Global Corporate Venturing Analytics will chair a discussion on the main investing trends and hot topics… Continue reading

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Recently I had the opportunity to have an insightful conversation with Mick Simonelli to talk about innovation challenges in the insurance industry. Mick is a dynamic thought leader on innovation in large organizations. Mick served as the senior innovation executive for USAA, and as a lead innovator within the Department of Defense, Today, Mick is an executive innovation practitioner with his work appearing on NPR, American Banker, Harvard Business Review, Workforce Magazine, Fast Company, and academic articles. Continue reading

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The vast majority of executives (even “enlightened” innovation leaders) unwittingly kill promising innovations long before the upside or risk can be determined. This silent killer curtails or dooms most corporate innovation efforts. In this thought paper for Imaginatik’s, Ramón Salinas shows us why it doesn’t have to be that way. Continue reading

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How I Use Design Thinking to Leverage Strength and Design

I was recently invited to be a guest on the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast. During the show I shared my story of how I applied “design thinking” to leverage my strengths and design around my weaknesses. This approach resulted in breakthrough performances as both an athlete and an entrepreneur. Continue reading

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Nine Rules of Innovation

So who deserves credit? Engelbart for coming up with the idea? Taylor and Kay for engineering solutions around it? Jobs for creating a marketable product that made an impact on the world? Strong arguments can be made for each, as well as for many others not mentioned here. The truth is that there are many paths to innovation. Here are nine of them. Continue reading

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