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The Back End of Innovation alights there for real this year, from October 6-8.  As the conference chair (full disclosure) I fought for this choice because I wanted to help plunge the heavy-lifter innovation crowd into an EXPERIENCE of innovation — implemented. 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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Innovation Quotes of the Week - Nov. 4, 2012

Welcome to Innovation Excellence’s featured series of some of our favorite innovation-related Quotes of the Week. Continue reading

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New Years Resolutions

Tom Peters once posed this question at a seminar I attended back in the early 1990s. I remember it vividly. Sitting there at one those big round tables in the ballroom at Amsterdam’s Okura hotel, Tom’s question connected with me like a left hook from Mike Tyson. Continue reading

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One of the fastest ways to convert your CEO, your team, your CEO, your skeptics is to get them out of their four walls to a conference. Conferences represent communities of interest. In this piece Innovation Excellence Co-Founder Julie Anixter shares her insights about the ways that conferences cause us to innovate. Continue reading

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This October, I have the pleasure of representing Innovation Excellence — our audience in particular – and chairing the Back End of Innovation, Oct 9-11 in Boston, IIR’s new bookend to FEI (the Front End of Innovation) and response to the perennial ‘what do you Monday morning with all this appetite for and talk about innovation?” Continue reading

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Improvisation and Innovation Lessons from Prince

“To reach mastery in improvisation paradoxically requires intensive detailed preparation. What looks like a seamless performance is the result of many hours of preparation and Prince is meticulous in this respect. In business this has been referred to ‘the 10,000 hours effect’ by Tom Peters and, more recently, Malcolm Gladwell. Continue reading

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