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Daniel Nolan shows how Challenge Mapping is a simple yet powerful tool to properly frame a question. Continue reading

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There are many reasons why people say ideas are worthless…Take two companies with a similar idea, Google and AltaVista, one is the multibillion dollar envy of the tech world, the other a broke, wound up company bought out by Yahoo. The difference? Continue reading

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Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 2)

The reason innovation implementation can seem like an overwhelmingly daunting process is largely due to people-related issues. Such people-related issues require patience (and intestinal fortitude) as well as organizational structure to combat. A key element to implementing innovation is… Continue reading

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Rocket Science Innovation

Lou Killiefer, Innovation Excellence Editor at large had this recent “Innovation Conversation” with Ken Savin, Ph.D., Advisor, Innovation and Development, Eli Lilly and Company, and Cynthia Bouthot, Director of Commercial Innovation, Center for the Advancement of Science in Space. Continue reading

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Why Smart People Struggle to be Innovative

If you’re employed by a business and are reading this article, the chances are you’re quite smart. You must have a level of knowledge and expertise in something that your employer values – which is why they offered you a job in the first place. Unfortunately, it’s this knowledge and expertise that’s often stopping you from being innovative. Continue reading

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Every day, more and more companies are faced with a classic dilemma, how do you thrive in a declining market? Continue reading

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Big or Small - Which is Best for Innovation? - innovation excellence

Last week I went to the Financial Times’ FTInnovate conference in London. The conference theme was “Big vs small: which one is better?” The conference chair freely admitted that the intention was to provoke debate, not to have a fundamentalist binary position with only one right answer. And there was a lot of good discussion and debate. Continue reading

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