Category: Innovation Perspectives

Imagination as the most pertinent dimension of creativity for innovation/foresight practitioners, argues commercial storyteller Kate Hammer. She sees “story” as a form of cognition for both foresight and innovation. In this piece, Hammer defines a practical set of activities for “doing” fuzzy front-end of innovation work which, ultimately, are anchored in conversations. Continue reading

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For Robt Brand

Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further?

Is the world getting smaller, or are we seeing further? Today we stand on the shoulders of giants in a rapidly changing world. In order to gain the competitive edge needed to stay relevant, it is imperative that businesses seek to disrupt their own business model before the competition does. Continue reading

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There has been a lot of buzz around embracing failure as a stepping-stone to success. Many organizations welcome the idea and contemplate the thought of celebrating failure, but they are often reluctant to embrace the concept in practice. Continue reading

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Dr. Larry Miller

He said “my father was a toolmaker and I used to watch him work, I still like to tinker, to make things.” I was speaking with an eminent Emergency Room surgeon, Dr Larry Miller who created a life saving technology called the EZ-IO. Continue reading

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Crowdsourced Innovation

Crowdsourcing? The reality today reflects what the writers of the visionary and iconoclastic Cluetrain Manifesto envisioned fifteen years ago: the marketplace has become a worldwide conversation. Continue reading

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There is change beginning to emerge around the growing interest in innovation management software from the bigger Enterprise integrators. In particular I have become more aware of the advances taking place in managing innovation from SAP Continue reading

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artists steal

In 1996 Steve Jobs expressed strong agreement with a quote he ascribed to Pablo Picasso, Good artists copy; great artists steal. This is a meme with a long pedigree, Continue reading

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