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 Donna Sturgess who is Executive in Residence Carnegie Mellon University, and Co-founder & President at Buyology Inc. Continue reading

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How To Think What No One Else Thinks

Want to think what nobody has ever thought? Easy,question assumptions. There comes a moment in time where everyone agrees with everybody about pretty much everything. For any sized organization that are focused on creating a culture of relentless innovation, hardened dogma is an innovation obstacle they must overcome. Continue reading

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Are You Competing at Cloud Speed?

We live in an era of constant, accelerating change, and the only organizations that are equipped to keep pace are those that are capable of competing at cloud speed. Does trading out packaged software installed on your own servers for the cloud based versions offered by your vendor accelerate your organization to cloud speed? Continue reading

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BEST OF TED: What’s Next in 3D Printing

Just like his beloved grandfather, Avi Reichental is a maker of things. The difference is, now he can use 3D printers to make almost anything, out of almost any material. Reichental tours us through the possibilities of 3D printing, for everything from printed candy to highly custom sneakers. 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 PERSONAL DISCIPLINES comes from Edward Boze, President and Founder at CrowdPowered Continue reading

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Creating a Common Language of Innovation

Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted definition of the word innovation, and there have even been multiple articles written by the Doblin Group, Geoffrey Moore and others about how many different types of innovation there are and how you must choose which types of innovation to focus on. When it comes to innovation, individuals speak about it differently and there are lots of misunderstandings. Continue reading

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How the Year

Even before it goes on sale, Walter Isaacson’s The Innovators is a bestseller out of the gate. Here’s why the biggest business book of the year is indeed a compelling read – and how it falls short of truly innovating the topic of innovation. Continue reading

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