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Do too many ideas stall out innovation?
This quandary is rooted in what is known as the “Front End of Innovation,” which is the idea generation part of the process, and the “Back End of Innovation,” which is the strategy and implementation of these ideas. Continue reading

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Decluttering Innovation

People need time to innovate, but corporations tend to “tax” employees with time-wasting bureaucracy. As reported in The Economist, clutter is taking a toll on both morale and productivity. Continue reading

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The late, great Peter Drucker said “Culture Eats Strategy for Breakfast”. Of his many insights, this might be the most important for Innovation. Continue reading

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You Are What You Innovate

In many philosophical circles, the mantra behind much of the belief system is that you are what you (think, eat, do, believe). In dietary circles, you are what you eat. Is it also the case that you “are what you innovate” or is it often the other way round? I think in many cases we actually “innovate what we already are”. Continue reading

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Sam Ford on the Wrong Story, Right Story and Right ROI

From the Innovation Excellence Cities Tour: Sam Ford, Director of Audience Engagement at Peppercomm Communications shares why storytelling is so important to companies – and why stories have to be about people; not just products or services. Continue reading

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A picture, or in this case infographic, is worth a thousand words. Peter Doyle shares “How Startup Funding Works”, an infographic by Simon Dumville. Continue reading

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Strategy for Startups: what is strategy and why is it important? (1/3)

Eminent VC and start-up commentator Fred Wilson says, “don’t think you are going to win in business with a better product, more capital, or a bigger team…The winner in a market most often has the best strategy and executes it well”. The takeaway point being that strategy is important, even for startups. But what is strategy? Continue reading

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