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Bill Gates is renowned for being an open-minded leader receptive to radical ideas. But in turning down the e-reader he was displaying a trait common among leaders. He rejected something with an uncertain future and which did not fit in. Continue reading

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My presentation was neither about the organization or about consumer needs and wants, rather, it’s about and for the Chief Innovation Officer. I wanted to make the case for pro-active dashboards to rewire the future of innovation and careers at the enterprise. I wanted to ask: Measure, or be measured. Which would you prefer? Continue reading

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A series of personal innovation stories from a new book by Luis Solis, “Innovation Alchemists: what every CEO needs to know to hire the right Chief Innovation Officer”. Today’s essay on CULTURE comes from Mike Waite who is President at Menasha Packaging. Continue reading

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Recently, a client of ours asked us to recommend a structure to integrate design competency into their organization. We performed a quick audit of existing structures. From this audit, we developed this graphic that associates structural integration to role of design and impact to business. Continue reading

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Slowly investors are realizing this is an artificial distinction between Return on Investment (ROI) vs. Return on Impact (ROIm). No matter what your business, if it’s not having an impact on the customer in a way that delights the customer, you won’t need to worry for long – thank you Darwinism. Continue reading

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Alex Chenevier probes a simplification of organisational complexities as an extension of the Clayton Christensen principles. Chenevier submits that established organisations (corporates) are – perhaps for the first time – in a position to consider absorbing the concept of disruptive innovation on a scientific basis, with application in a systemic way. Continue reading

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As is always the case with measuring activity and processes, a few critical measures against broad range of activities is better than tons of measures. I split them into three categories: engagement, process and outcomes… Continue reading

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