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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on September 18, 2013 in Washington, DC.

The supportive servant leader may operate well in a large established organization. But in a start-up environment where multiple obstacles must be overcome to bring a new product to market, the antisocial, selfish, driven know-it-all might just be the right person to make it happen. Continue reading

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“Why didn’t I think of that” is one of the best compliments that you can pay an innovator. From the perspective of Behavioral Science, an innovation that is obvious, but only in hindsight, solves a crucial trade off. It is both new, but also intuitive, with a correspondingly low barrier to adoption. In this blog I’ll share a framework I use to catalyse new yet familiar, surprisingly obvious (1) ideas that fit this framework. Continue reading

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Innovation Excellence is looking ahead to the Chief Strategy Officer Summit in London October 16-17. As we’ve gone through the line-up of Chief Strategy Officers and industry players, we asked ourselves, and are asking YOU: What are our most pressing questions for CSOs and Industry Innovators? Continue reading

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RNDI 17 et 18 Juin 2014 au Bataclan

Radical and outstanding innovations was the focus of the 7th National Meeting of Innovation Directors hold in Paris last June. Thematic panels were a rare opportunity to discover a broad diversity of brilliant creative initiatives. Continue reading

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Marc Giget RNDI 2014

Radical and outstanding innovations was the focus of the 7th National Meeting of Innovation Directors hold in Paris last June. Radical and extraordinary also involve social: are there access to key services for those people who have in the past always been excluded? Continue reading

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Top 20 Innovation Articles – September 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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