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Creating a Common Language of Innovation

Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted definition of the word innovation, and there have even been multiple articles written by the Doblin Group, Geoffrey Moore and others about how many different types of innovation there are and how you must choose which types of innovation to focus on. When it comes to innovation, individuals speak about it differently and there are lots of misunderstandings. Continue reading

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A gate review process, when well implemented, allows leadership to evaluate projects from a business perspective at critical junctures, leaving day-to-day project execution to accountable project teams. Continue reading

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Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship. Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls. Continue reading

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Change happens. It doesn’t care whether you like it or not. Change doesn’t need your permission. Change is the one constant in business. What you decide to do with change is up to you. Continue reading

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To Innovate or Not to Innovate - Now That

Hamlet’s line “To be or not to be…” is one of Shakespeare’s most famous. And he did write quite a few good ones. Hamlet’s concern is a choice between living a troubled life; and embracing death. OK, it’s a fairly deep analogy when it comes to innovation, but the choice of embracing or avoiding innovation choices can lead to corporate death – think Kodak. Continue reading

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If You Give an Innovator an Idea, He

From my experience, it seems that everyone thinks about innovation, but they think about it in very discrete, disconnected ways. R&D folks think about innovation as creating a new polymer. Marketing folks think about innovation as changing a marketing channel or delivering a new product. What very few people think about are the knock-on effects, consequences and series of events that are required to unfold when you innovate. Continue reading

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Don Wettrick is on a mission: revolutionizing the world of education by training the next generation of innovators. Continue reading

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