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Shift Things Around

When leading a series of innovation workshops in our home town for the Mayor’s Innovation Delivery Team with division leaders at Memphis’ City Hall, our task was steep: change long-standing behavior patterns. Turn doers into innovators. Continue reading

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Can you teach people to innovate? - Innovation Excellence

One of my recent pet peeves is the proliferation of education options for innovation. One of my alma maters offers a “certificate” for innovation management. While I cannot comment on the course, it is taught by two professors with little private sector experience… Continue reading

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 Are You Open Minded? Three Ways to Break Thinking Patterns - Innovation Excellence

In this TEDx Talk, Paul Sloane explains how to use the Power of the Random to boost Creative Problem Solving. Continue reading

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Taking Innovation from Lab to Society - Innovation Excellence

After a study highlights the benefits of accelerating the transition of research from lab to market, Adi Gaskell looks at how companies can better work with university and government research labs. Continue reading

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How I Use Design Thinking to Leverage Strength and Design

I was recently invited to be a guest on the Entrepreneur On Fire podcast. During the show I shared my story of how I applied “design thinking” to leverage my strengths and design around my weaknesses. This approach resulted in breakthrough performances as both an athlete and an entrepreneur. Continue reading

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IBM Learning is now developing a completely different set of competencies which they encapsulate and describe as an ‘adaptive learner’. Stating that “innovation is the art of combination” where designers, developers, and engineers (and supervisors, managers and leaders) are required to combine their ‘expert intuition’ (and knowledge, skills and experience) with ‘strategic intuition’ (and innovative thinking). Continue reading

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 Secret Weapon for Innovation: What Google, Apple, Tesla have in common - Innovation Excellence.com

By leveraging your collective naïveté you can push beyond the limits set by the status quo. Continue reading

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