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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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Innovate by Design

The most successful innovations throughout history have one thing in common – they are valued by consumers because they uniquely meet and/or exceed previously unfulfilled functional and/or emotional needs. And one of the best ways to tap into your consumer’s emotional needs is through design. Continue reading

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Your Consumers are Valuable – Not Fickle!

Just because you don’t understand how and why your customers make the decisions they are making today, it doesn’t mean that they are fickle! Technology, in addition to the Great Recession, have both profoundly changed the consumer, and it is highly unlikely that they will return to the behaviors and patterns of yesteryear. Continue reading

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Learning Cultures and Innovation

The one common ingredient across successful and innovative organizations is the commitment to learning; alternatively, having a Learning Culture. But, what does it mean to have a learning culture? This article discusses the three competencies of innovative organizations with Learning Cultures.

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