Category: Growth

How To Think What No One Else Thinks

Want to think what nobody has ever thought? Easy,question assumptions. There comes a moment in time where everyone agrees with everybody about pretty much everything. For any sized organization that are focused on creating a culture of relentless innovation, hardened dogma is an innovation obstacle they must overcome. Continue reading

Posted in Creativity, Growth, Innovation, People & Skills, Psychology | 3 Comments
Powerful Innovation Relies on Weak Signals & Forces

For a long time I’ve wondered if we don’t pay far too much attention to the obvious aspects of innovation – brainstorming, ideas, trends, etc – and pay far too little attention to the connective activities and culture that moves ideas through an integrated workflow. Continue reading

Posted in Growth, Innovation, Strategy, collaboration, culture | 5 Comments
Innovation Sighting: The Division Technique in Vision Correcting Displays

Innovation is anything that is new, useful, and surprising. “Surprising” means that the idea makes you slap your forehead and say, “Gee, why didn’t I think of that?” Here’s a great example. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Innovation, Creativity, Customers, Digital, Growth, Headlines, Innovation, Technology | 1 Comment
How Do You Choose What To Work On?

There are always too many things to do, too much to work on. And because of this, we must choose. Some have more choice than others, but we all have choice. And to choose, there are several lenses we look through. What’s good enough? Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on CULTURE comes from Mike Waite who is President at Menasha Packaging. Continue reading

Posted in Build Capability, Culture & Values, Growth, Innovation, Leadership, People & Skills, Profiles of Innovators, Uncategorized | 1 Comment

I’ve always believed that what we learn from working with multi-billion dollar Fortune 100s (good and bad) is valuable inspiration and highly relevant to share with entrepreneurs who are battling daily to scale their business Continue reading

Posted in Entrepreneurship, Growth, Innovation, Management | 3 Comments
Innovation Sighting: Subtraction in Commercial Aircraft Cabins

Can you imagine flying in a plane without windows? A design team from Technicon Design in Paris created an interior that displays 360-degree views that are simulated on internal screens from external cameras that capture the surrounding environment in real time. Continue reading

Posted in Customers, Design, Growth, Industry, Innovation, Technology | 1 Comment