Inspiration

Wrong Answer is the Right Answer to a Different Question

A good way to start a brainstorm is to deliberately look for wrong answers. Set the challenge and then ask people to think of crazy ideas which are just plain wrong. Then take some of the more outrageous wrong ideas and kick them around. People will be outside their comfort zone and they will approach the original challenge from a new perspective. Each crazy notion can be provocative and stimulating...

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Reframing Innovation Strategy

Innovation “strategy” is no longer king. In today’s business world, uncertainty is virtually inescapable. It goes without saying that without risk, there can be no innovation. Today’s climate requires that business leaders and innovation champions reframe how they approach innovation.

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What Would it Take to Build an Electric Supercar?

I love watching Top Gear, and there was a segment on the newest Mercedes SLS Supercar, the AMG Black. They pushed it hard around the track, the engine roaring like thunder. However, they then mentioned that this wasn't even the most powerful new model of the SLS Mercedes is coming out with, and that to really hear what more power sounded like, you should turn up the volume on your TV now, the car came racing into view and then: silence. The most powerful Mercedes is electric.

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The Power of Purposeful Tangents

According to a recent Huffington Post/YouGov poll 28% of Americans did not read a book last year. As an author, I find this both disappointing and yet not surprising. Fortunately most people read. But is what you are reading enhancing your creativity, or just furthering your intellect?

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