Bringing Innovation to Innovation

2.6 billion google queries were on “innovation” last month, Kao posits. The issue, there is no shared definition, or mental map, of Innovation. We are creating a tower of babel effect. There is… Continue reading

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Innovation Limit

A key element of the innovation process is the mechanism used by an innovation practitioner to determine the relative value of a particular idea or concept.  Whether this is a formal process, such as an integrated product development pipeline with phase gates and specific assessment criteria, or a… Continue reading

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The Dark Side of Innovation Initiatives

Most newly launched corporate innovation initiatives have a dark side, a not-much-talked-about shadow side — the metaphorical alcoholic-father-in-the-basement side. And it is this… fascinating new projects are conceived, senior leaders get pumped, game plans are drawn up, but… Continue reading

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Innovators Are Made Not Born

“In today’s world there are far too many people who feel that they’ll never find their creative spark but if you take the six steps in this article to heart then even the most skeptical protagonist can ignite their creative flame.” Continue reading

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Five Hottest Innovation Tools

In 25 years in the innovation field, I’ve seen a lot of innovation tools come and go. Let’s face it, tools are trendy. They get introduced with great fanfare at conferences or in the Harvard Business Review. A high profile company or two starts touting the tool. A case study gets written up. And then, often as not, the tool gently fades away. Continue reading

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Don't Let Big Ideas Get Caught Between A Rock And A Hard Place

Sitting on my board between the sets, I began thinking about this journey of learning to surf and what it takes to do something new for the first time. They say it takes 1,000 waves, or 10,000 hours, to become a master at anything, and this experience validated that. It’s also analogous to the innovation work we do with large companies and the ingredients required to bring disruptive and breakthrough solutions to market. Continue reading

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Voting Open - Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014

Voting is now open in the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014 Contest hosted by Innovation Excellence. If you’re a first time visitor to Innovation Excellence, we have over 7,000 articles on site to support our mission of making innovation insights accessible for the greater good. Please check out our search feature, browse by category or author, or subscribe to our rss feed, email, or free magazine. Continue reading

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