Category: Profiles of Innovators

Experimenting is a critical innovation skill. None of us think twice about learning to ride a bike through trial and error, so why is it so rare in business? Continue reading

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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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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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Sarah Step and Drape

What was Edison’s “execution” process? His great grand niece, Sarah Miller Caldicott, author and CEO of Power Patterns of Innovation, kicked off the BEI conference from The Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas by answering that question. It was a WOW.
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Innovation Excellence is looking ahead to the Chief Innovation Officer Summit in London October 16-17. As we’ve gone through the line-up of Chief Innovation Officers and industry players, we asked ourselves, and are asking YOU: What are our most pressing questions for CINOs and Industry Innovators? Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on CULTURE comes from Mike Waite who is President at Menasha Packaging. Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on CULTURE comes from Mick Simonelli who is an Innovation Thought Leaders & Independent Consultant. Continue reading

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