Category: Processes & Tools

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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An Innovation Tool - Value Chain Review

Do you want to innovate with your service or process?  Here is an effective method which I use on innovation workshops.  It involves analyzing and questioning every stage of your procedure. Start by breaking the customer journey down into… Continue reading

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John von Neumann was a mathematical genius and inventor who lived from 1903 to 1957. He called the Singularity the moment beyond which “technological progress will become incomprehensively rapid and complicated.” More on Singularity from Seth Kahan. Continue reading

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Why You Should Earn Your Innovation Certification

I am strong believer in continuous learning and improvement. I also do believe that we use a very small fraction of our brain’s intellectual power. I often recommend to pricing, marketing, and innovation professionals that they should invest 3 to 5% of their annual income in training and developing themselves. One way to do this is… 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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While the PR on Big Data suggests that it is the newest and holiest grail for strategists, marketers, product developers, and business decision-makers of all stripes, a new hybrid intelligence is emerging from the smoke and mirrors — one that may be prove to be a little more practical and actionable: Product Intelligence. Continue reading

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Tale-of-Two-Tools

I had the privilege of receiving evaluation copies of a couple of different tools/games that you might find interesting to use in your innovation pursuits. They are the Disruptus game from Funnybone Toys and The Innovation Deck from Andrey Schukin. Continue reading

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