Is Disruption is Good or Bad? Why We Need to Stop Arguing! - innovation excellence

The idea of disruption excites some people and terrifies others. Consider the recent case of The New Republic, in which a new, disruptive CEO came in and vowed to “break shit.” The company’s top journalists balked, the brand was sullied and the business still struggles. And all for what? Continue reading

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From Startup to Maturity: how to unkill creativity - innovation excellence

In 1998 Teresa Amabile published the article How to kill Creativity at the Harvard Business Review. Believe it or not–it was an inspiring article for me. It inspired me not to find more way to kill creativity, but rather to understand how can established companies un-kill creativity and out-innovate startups. Continue reading

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We live in a society where people are quick to take offense so we are encouraged to be polite and correct. But sometimes the best way to gain attention for your creative idea is to be outrageously provocative. Continue reading

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Encouraging Intrapreneurs within an Innovative Climate -

In this article for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Brand, I explore the encouragement of intrapreneurs within an innovative climate. Leaders are responsible for creating cultures and climates where innovation can thrive. Continue reading

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Product Managers - Learn to Change the Innovation Culture

Chad McAllister explores the connection between storytelling and innovation culture in an interivew/podcast. Continue reading

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What We Can Learn About Innovation From Crows

Crows are everywhere. There is no denying it. What is fascinating is that unlike many animal species, crows live in harmony with humans (along with rats and cockroaches), and in fact choose to live with humans instead of away from them, continuing to evolve in order to thrive in areas where humans dominate the landscape. Continue reading

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99 Facts on the Future of Business in the Digital Economy

People, businesses, and societies are interacting in ways previously unimagined, reinventing business models and forever altering how the world economy operates. To adapt, thrive and innovate in this new Digital Economy, it is imperative that organizations understand the opportunities and threats that will impact the future of business. Continue reading

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