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Why leaders clearly think leadership matters for innovation. Too often a disconnect between what is said and what is done, which can confuse the innovation picture. A recent survey… Continue reading

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The Innovation 101 series of articles presents specific activities and practices to achieve innovation. I chose these activities because I believe they are a great place to start. They are not the end all be all, nor are they “right”. They are simply practicable. If you do them you will notice an improvement in your ability to innovate. Continue reading

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Uber is great example of the business disruption of an established industry. Why is it “more than just Uber” and what it means to you and your 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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This week I sat down with John Coyle who is Senior Vice President Culture of Innovation at Maddock Douglas. We spoke about the “Innovation Vacuum” in business enterprise and why, in John’s words, “Most large companies suck at innovation.” Continue reading

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My presentation was neither about the organization or about consumer needs and wants, rather, it’s about and for the Chief Innovation Officer. I wanted to make the case for pro-active dashboards to rewire the future of innovation and careers at the enterprise. I wanted to ask: Measure, or be measured. Which would you prefer? Continue reading

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Scott Bowden looks through the eyes of theorist and political economist Frederic Bastiat to expand his view of Broken WIndows Innovation. Continue reading

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