Category: Innovation

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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Innovation Choices

Most of us live in a consumer driven economy. That is, we have a number of alternatives or choices for any need. We can choose across different brands of gasoline, airlines, automobiles and many other offerings. We are familiar with, and comfortable with, alternatives and making choices. Except, it seems, when we are called on to innovate. Continue reading

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Open Innovation, Teams and Tea Parties

I have two wonderful daughters. The oldest one is 7 years old, and in many ways, she is the most prolific, efficient and successful users of open innovation that I know, and I think that there is a lot that can be learned from how she does this. Continue reading

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Forbes Reinventing America

“Why Indiana? Why not?,” Steve Forbes told the audience in kicking off the recent Reinventing America: The Innovation Summit. Forbes’ event in Indianapolis was part of the organization’s new Reinventing America Series to help shine a spotlight on the business success stories happening in our country’s heartland.
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Starting starts with starting.

If you haven’t done it before and you want to start, you have only one option – to start. Much as there’s a huge difference between lightning and lightning bug, there’s a world of difference between starting and talking about starting. Continue reading

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The second in a 10-part series on how to transform innovation success rates, from the pages of How to Kill a Unicorn (link), by Fahrenheit 212 founder Mark Payne (recently published by Crown Business). Continue reading

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Between the Gates, Vol. 1: Opportunity Proposal Development

Gated development processes have been around for over 25 years now and I rarely come across a company these days that does not have some form of a gated process in place. A gate review process, when well implemented, allows leadership to evaluate projects from a business perspective at critical junctures, leaving day-to-day project execution to an accountable project team. Then why… Continue reading

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