Tag Archives: Imagination

Imagination as the most pertinent dimension of creativity for innovation/foresight practitioners, argues commercial storyteller Kate Hammer. She sees “story” as a form of cognition for both foresight and innovation. In this piece, Hammer defines a practical set of activities for “doing” fuzzy front-end of innovation work which, ultimately, are anchored in conversations. Continue reading

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If It’s Not Different, It’s Not Innovation

Creative products are novel and useful; Innovative products are novel, useful, and successful. Beforehand, it’s impossible to know if something will be successful, but if it’s useful there’s a chance it could be… Continue reading

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Inspiration, Imagination, and Innovation – in that order.

Inspiration is the fuel for imagination and imagination is the power behind innovation.. Continue reading

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Innovation’s Mantra – Sell New Product To New Customers

There are three types of innovation: innovation that creates jobs, innovation that’s job neutral, and innovation that reduces jobs. Continue reading

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Do The Work No One Is Asking For

We spend too much time on the mundane. Every day people come to work, turn on their PCs, and the mundane magically happens on its own accord. Email gets sent, phones get answered, mail gets delivered, and processes get followed. And after lunch, the hamster wheel spins back up and the mundane consumes the rest of our day. Continue reading

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Decide To Tackle The Impossible

Doing the impossible doesn’t take a long time, starting does. More precisely, what takes a long time is getting ready to start. Getting ready is the gating item. So what’s in the way? Continue reading

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Less Before More – Innovation’s Little Secret

The natural mindset of innovation is more-centric. More throughput; more performance; more features and functions; more services; more sales regions and markets; more applications; more of what worked last time. With innovation, we naturally gravitate toward more. Continue reading

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