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3 Lessons in

In the field of innovation, change that can impact a business runs the gamut between ‘just do it’ ideas and ideas that take weeks, months, or even years before they start generating a return. But every idea has the potential to make an impact and save employees or end users both time and money. For example, take a major restaurant chain and two “just do it” ideas that have ended up saving them time and money. Continue reading

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What really motivates us to innovate?

When I recently started one of my online innovative leadership and start-up entrepreneurship programs, I found myself being quickly brought back to core principles around the role of intrinsic motivation in the achievement, accountability and entrepreneurship space. Having invested most of the last 3 years researching and identifying the cultural drivers, intrinsic motivators and… Continue reading

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99 Problems and a Solution Ain't One

I’ve just finished reading John Kao’s The Entrepreneurial Organization, which is an excellent collection of readings and cases around change management, creativity and entrepreneurship. One of the case’s that stood out to me was that of Scandinavian Airline Systems (SAS), and the incredible change brought about by their CEO Jan Carlzon. Continue reading

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There has been a lot of buzz around embracing failure as a stepping-stone to success. Many organizations welcome the idea and contemplate the thought of celebrating failure, but they are often reluctant to embrace the concept in practice. Continue reading

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The Trinity of Product Development

The early stages of innovation are inevitably quite uncertain and poorly defined. The Front End process gradually clears the fog, you’ve done your research experiments and confirmed that you have both technical and market feasibility. There comes a point when the development target is clarified, and this is where the Trinity of product development takes over. Continue reading

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Innovation ROI: The Tough Questions

Some things are easier to measure than others. For example, an objective such as lower cost of goods sold, or improved revenue is relatively easy to measure. Strategic objectives on the other hand have been historically more difficult to quantity. Continue reading

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Strategy& 2014 Global Innovation 1000 Study: For the 10th year, Strategy& analyzed R&D investment at the 1,000 biggest-spending public companies in the world. In addition to undertaking our recurring analysis of R&D spending trends, we interviewed and surveyed more than 500 R&D executives and innovation leaders to get their perspectives on changes in innovation at their companies over the last decade and what they expect in the 10 years to come. Continue reading

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