The Genius of Recognizing Genius - Innovation Excellence

All of these stories have one thing in common: the identification of an unrecognized genius…Yet there is also another, less obvious commonality. Continue reading

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ISPIM, the International Society for Professional Innovation Management to recognize excellence in innovation management. Here are the 2016 Grand Prize finalists. Continue reading

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Enroll the Skeptics Early

After working on hundreds of innovation projects, one fact remains. If you cannot get executive sponsorship of the final concepts, they will never launch. We recommend a few steps to get leadership engaged in solving the problem with you as part of the process. Continue reading

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The typical linear and often siloed mindset that we have for much of our innovation thinking within our business organizations has to rapidly fall away. We are in the ‘cusp’ of a fundamental change that technology, platforms, and connected ecosystems will bring into the mix for connecting and collaborating in dramatically different ways than the past. Continue reading

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Do VCs Really Want Innovators? What to do when the VC says ‘No Dice’ - Innovation Excellence

Startup entrepreneurs look eagerly towards the venture capital community, seeing the myth of a big pot of money ready to be given away to worthy ventures. Advisors, business school professors, and a lot of people who ought to know better, see VC funding as a given for far too many ventures, when in reality, there are a lot of great ideas that never get a single dollar in funding. Continue reading

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How to Successfully Introduce New Innovations to Customers - Innovation Excellence

Introducing new technology and innovations is a delicate process — especially outside of traditionally tech-oriented industries. Here are three approaches I have found to be successful in keeping customers interested in innovations without overwhelming them. Continue reading

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Reimagining the Workday - Innovation Excellence

As workplaces continue to innovate, technology should knock down the obstacles between us and our work, increasing our willingness and ability to work and accomplish great things. Follow these four strategies to make better use of technology and bring your office into the future. Continue reading

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