Category: Interviews

5 Keys for Creating an Innovation Culture

I had the pleasure of interviewing Braden Kelley, co-founder of the Innovation Excellence community. Braden is also a speaker and executive trainer as well as an author with a growing list of change and innovation publications. His last book was Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire, and he is currently working on a new project, the Change Planning Toolkit™. He shared five keys to creating an innovation culture with me… Continue reading

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Comedian Damon Wayans shares lessons for innovators with contributor Stephen Bohnet in this post. Continue reading

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Land the Product Manager Job You Want

Most of us understand that innovation is enormously important. It’s the only insurance against irrelevance. It’s the only guarantee of long-term customer loyalty. It’s the only strategy for out-performing a dismal economy. Continue reading

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Design Thinking to Bring Problems into Focus

Design Thinking involves 5 steps that begin with learning from customers and ends through iterations of product design and prototyping, producing a product that solves the customers’ problem in a valuable way – a solution they love. Continue reading

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Innovation Doodler Kriti Vichare

Mistakes are a curious thing. I try to avoid mistakes, yet recognize that some of the best learning comes through mistakes and failures. It is said that when Thomas Edison was asked by a reporter what it felt like to have failed 10,000 times to make an electric light bulb, he emphatically replied… Continue reading

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Value Proposition Design Book Cover

I had the opportunity to interview Alex Osterwalder about his new book Value Proposition Design. This is the second part of the two part interview. For fun I thought I would break the interview into two parts so we could take a look at his thoughts on both bad value propositions and good value propositions in turn. Below you will find my questions in bold and Alex’s answers immediately following the questions. Continue reading

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Value Proposition Design Book Cover

I had the opportunity to interview Alex Osterwalder about his new book Value Proposition Design. This is the first part of the two part interview. For fun I thought I would break the interview into two parts so we could take a look at his thoughts on both bad value propositions and good value propositions in turn. Below you will find my questions in bold and Alex’s answers immediately following the questions. Continue reading

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