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Change happens. It doesn’t care whether you like it or not. Change doesn’t need your permission. Change is the one constant in business. What you decide to do with change is up to you. Continue reading

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To Innovate or Not to Innovate - Now That

Hamlet’s line “To be or not to be…” is one of Shakespeare’s most famous. And he did write quite a few good ones. Hamlet’s concern is a choice between living a troubled life; and embracing death. OK, it’s a fairly deep analogy when it comes to innovation, but the choice of embracing or avoiding innovation choices can lead to corporate death – think Kodak. Continue reading

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If You Give an Innovator an Idea, He

From my experience, it seems that everyone thinks about innovation, but they think about it in very discrete, disconnected ways. R&D folks think about innovation as creating a new polymer. Marketing folks think about innovation as changing a marketing channel or delivering a new product. What very few people think about are the knock-on effects, consequences and series of events that are required to unfold when you innovate. Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles – August 2014

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 10 as part of our free Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine and email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? Continue reading

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If You Want To Disturb The Status Quo…

…you might want to talk to Ken Tencer. A few years ago, I read and reviewed a book entitled The 90% Rule: What’s Your Next Big Opportunity? by co-authors and business partners Ken Tencer and John Paulo Cardoso of the branding and innovation firm Spyder Works. Continue reading

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Embrace Uncertainty

There’s a lot of stress in the working world these days, and to me, it all comes down to our blatant disrespect of uncertainty. Continue reading

Posted in Competitions, Culture & Values, Innovation, Strategy | 3 Comments
Starbucks

Starbucks understands better than most and exemplifies: it’s all about the brand experience. Nothing else. Continue reading

Posted in Consumer Innovation, Customers, Experience Innovation, Innovation, Strategy, culture, marketing | 3 Comments