Author Archives: Braden Kelley

An Open Letter on Innovation to President Obama

"We need to out-innovate, outeducate, and outbuild the rest of the world" - President Obama --- In reading the stories and quotes from last night's State of the Union address by President Obama, it is clear, and frustrates me to no end, that my government talks a lot about innovation but still does not understand how to foster it. Innovation in America, especially in the short term, is not achieved by pumping huge sums of money into government-sponsored research and development efforts.

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For Sale – Innovative Business Idea

A few years ago I looked around the corporate and consulting landscapes and I noticed that there was a talent gap in both places. There are many occasions when consulting firms look to their bench and don’t have the talent they need there to fulfill a client need right away and so sometimes they lose business to their competition. And ...

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Get Ready!

A Special Message From the Editor: Very soon we will be coming to you the active members of this innovation community who have taken the time to connect with us on facebook or LinkedIn to get your input to help us build a newer, stronger, more vibrant, more valuable innovation community with Blogging Innovation at its core (but with several ...

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Managing Innovation Complexity

Ideas are easy; innovation is hard. Ideas are exciting, but innovation is scary because it is all about change. The changes required by minor innovations are easier for customers and organizations to absorb. But the large changes generated by major innovations often disrupt not only the market, but the internal workings of the organization as well. This requires organizations to become increasingly flexible and adaptable. And companies that successfully innovate in a repeatable fashion have one thing in common: they are good at managing and adapting to change and complexity.

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January 2011 Sponsor – Spigit

Thank you to Spigit for sponsoring Blogging Innovation for January 2011. What a year! Spigit ended 2010 with a record quarter in revenues and bookings, customers and headcount. In the beginning of January, Spigit was recognized as one of JMP Securities’ “Hot 100: Best Privately Held Companies in the Software Industry”. The leader in purpose-built innovation software also announced the ...

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February Innovation Events

February is going to be a busy month, with two planned public appearances (and possibly two more). I will be speaking at two great innovation events in New York City in February: Imaginatik’s Innovation Leaders Forum IESE’s Innovation Architect 1. Imaginatik’s Innovation Leaders Forum If you’re an innovation leader and would like to catapult your innovation efforts in 2011, come ...

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December's Top Ten Innovation and Marketing Articles

Last year I experimented with a Top Ten list at the beginning of each month, profiling the ten posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Blogging Innovation, and people seemed to like it. So, without further ado, here are December’s ten most popular innovation or marketing posts: 13 Tips to Maximize Your Social Media Productivity – ...

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Blogging Innovation in Twelve Languages

Happy Holidays to you, our readers all around the world. You may have noticed the festive Blogging Innovation toolbar that we’ve added to the bottom of the page to make the site even more international and valuable. Sure it can translate the pages into twelve different languages, but here is what else the new Blogging Innovation toolbar will do for ...

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