Category: Growth

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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As a futurist and CEO of an innovation firm, I study the implications of emerging trends through research and dialog with experts, scientists, and academics in diverse fields. As the first month of 2016 comes to a close, here are seven forces of the future poised to shift the way we live, work, bank, and vote. Continue reading

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Growth: That Crazy Talk - innovationexcellence.com

While iconic ventures stand as global luminaries of category-defining growth, such as the modern grocery store and overnight delivery, most businesses cower when facing growth. Continue reading

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How to Achieve Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End – Part 2 - Innovation Excellence

Read about Key Findings in part 2 this two-part series on the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation. Continue reading

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The Special People That Believe in You

Companies don’t need more ideas, they need ideas that are more meaningful. Companies have plenty ideas because they measure and track the number of new ideas generated. Meaningful ideas are, by definition, understood by a few and misunderstood by the rest. It’s lonely to advance an idea that most don’t understand. Continue reading

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In the “How to Innovate…Strategically” paper, we examine how and when to use four common approaches to innovation, and which companies excel at each. We uncover the limitations and the challenges when implementing each method, and the top supporting tools for each approach. Continue reading

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How to Achieve Excellence in the Fuzzy Front-End – Part 1 - Innovation Excellence

The term “Fuzzy Front-End” (FFE) has been established for the early stage of innovation which determines the innovation effectiveness and hence ultimately innovation success. We wanted to better understand where leading firms are setting their priorities in the FFE currently and where they see things going in the future. To answer this, we conducted a study. Our train of thought and the main findings are in a two-part article series published here. Continue reading

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