Tag Archives: Strategy

As an organization, you need a clear purpose to connect with your employees and customers on an emotional level, in an engaging, meaningful and compelling way. Continue reading

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How would the world be different if you controlled your own data? Wouldn’t it be great if there was an API of You, of all of your own data? What if there was a way that anyone who wanted your data would have to ask you, would have to connect to your API? Continue reading

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Innovation Magnetism

Did you ever play with magnets when you were a kid? Wasn’t it interesting to discover how powerful small magnets were when you connected the negative pole of one magnet to the positive pole of another magnet? I can’t help returning to a constant theme I’ve developed over the years – the idea that inertia and complacence are two of the biggest impediments to innovation. Continue reading

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Whitespace vs. Rightspace: How Quest-led Innovation Finds Right Space for Breakthrough Innovation

How do you locate the right whitespace for you? How do you focus your innovation efforts on whitespace that is most likely to allow you to successfully expand your business without over-reaching and stretching beyond your capabilities? There are a group of companies today that have a secret weapon that helps them do this. Ultimately, the answer comes down to how they define their business. Continue reading

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Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility. Continue reading

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Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2014

2014 was the third full year of operations for Innovation Excellence. To celebrate we’ve pulled together a list of the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2014. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are the 100 most popular innovation posts of 2014 (each receiving 5,500 – 44,500 page views): Continue reading

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Experimenting is a critical innovation skill. None of us think twice about learning to ride a bike through trial and error, so why is it so rare in business? Continue reading

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