For all the great things that the design thinking movement has brought to modern innovation—bringing overdue recognition to the importance of creative thinking, uncovering latent consumer needs, and iterating down the path to success—it has a structural flaw. Continue reading

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Slogan, Carnival or Capacity: What

By way of explaining innovation – what it is and what it isn’t – I often write about the innovation efforts we’ve seen and seek to illustrate successes and failures using (hopefully) humorous analogies. Today I’d like to illustrate some of the different methods or types of innovation implementation and why they fail to deliver any value. Continue reading

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Wordpress Wizard Invited to Join Innovation Excellence as CTO

Are you a wizard with Wordpress? Do you have a full-time job that pays the bills, but in your spare time you yearn to build something that matters? Something that thousands of people from 170+ countries around the world count on every day to help inspire their innovation efforts and progress the innovation capability of their organization forward into the future, forward towards achieving innovation excellence? Continue reading

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Innovation Sighting: The Chairless Chair

It’s like a chair that isn’t there, but magically appears whenever you need it. It’s called the Chairless Chair and you wear it on your legs like an exoskeleton: when it’s not activated, you can walk normally or even run. 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 METHODS comes from Deborah Arcoleo who is Director, Advanced Innovation Center at The Hershey Company. Continue reading

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Midnight Lunch - Dishing on Collaboration

One of the biggest stall points I see in organizations today lies in the lack of true collaboration in innovation teams. Continue reading

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Prototypes Are The Best Way To Innovate

If you’re serious about innovation, you must learn, as second nature, to convert your ideas into prototypes. Funny thing about ideas is they’re never fully formed – they morph and twist as you talk about them, and as long as you keep talking they keep changing. Continue reading

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