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Innovation is an iterative process. You can create a detailed plan for how to innovate, but these strategies rarely survive their first contact with the market. “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the face,” said boxer Mike Tyson. Success comes when you learn to adapt. It is more important to have the right people and mindsets in place than to have a perfectly crafted plan. Continue reading

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Six Techniques to Sharpen and Expand Your Innovation Instincts

One of the most valuable things anyone can bring to the innovation process is great ideas for uniquely solving consumer needs. And, in order to bring novel (innovative) ideas to your organization, I have found that it is important to continually sharpen and expand your instincts and intuition. Here are six techniques that can help.
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Moneyball Inspired Innovation

If you have not yet had the opportunity to see the movie Moneyball, make it a priority. Take your co-workers, your design team, your marketers, your merchants, your engineers, your customers. Don’t go in expecting to see sex, politics, or violence on the big screen. Do go in expecting to be thoroughly entertained… to learn something about innovation, about leadership, about teamwork, about baseball, about intuition, and about life. Do go in expecting to be inspired. Continue reading

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