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From Startup to Maturity: how to unkill creativity - innovation excellence

In 1998 Teresa Amabile published the article How to kill Creativity at the Harvard Business Review. Believe it or not–it was an inspiring article for me. It inspired me not to find more way to kill creativity, but rather to understand how can established companies un-kill creativity and out-innovate startups. Continue reading

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Encouraging Intrapreneurs within an Innovative Climate - innovationexcellence.com

In this article for Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Brand, I explore the encouragement of intrapreneurs within an innovative climate. Leaders are responsible for creating cultures and climates where innovation can thrive. Continue reading

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Improvisation Lessons from Paisley Park University

Just recently I was asked to interview Marcus Anderson, a brilliant young sax player that works with Prince and Sheila E and has performed at The Whitehouse for President Obama. Read on Continue reading

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Scientific breakthroughs are often reported as being innovation. I’m a bit of a purist when it comes to definitions, so if science produces inventions, they only become innovation if they are implemented and add value. Continue reading

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For a company to be innovative it needs resources. Everybody knows that. And it makes sense, doesn’t it? The importance of resources to company success was emphasized in the resource based view theory…: Continue reading

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Maybe as companies grow, and especially when they become public, they simply cannot be creative anymore? The regulatory requirements associated with being a public company, and the liability considerations of having “deep pockets” alone might prevent the company from creating an environment supporting creativity. Continue reading

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In my research of creativity in startup and mature companies I found that the ability of the team to hold productive debates was critical to that team’s creativity level. Continue reading

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