Author Archives: Jose Mello

The Surprising Effect of Innovation

A question always present when discussing a portfolio of innovation projects is: – How to define if this is an innovation project or not? Whenever I take part in this kind of discussion, I usually bring my own definition of innovation: – “Innovation is something that you will easily recognize when you see it, because it is always surprising and ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Future Working Relationships

This is the fifth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘Thinking about the future: what big innovation do you expect within 10 years?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Jose Mello I believe that we are getting closer to the tipping point of a dramatically ...

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Where Should Innovation Live?

All companies have realized that they need innovation in some way to sustain business growth. What is not so clear is who should be responsible for that initiative inside the company… … Should innovation be placed in the commercial department because they are close to the clients and could know exactly their needs? …Should innovation be in products department because ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Motivation for Innovation

This is the fourth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘Should companies treat innovation management as a core competence? And if so, how?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Jose Mello How to create an innovation strategy that fits the organization needs and culture? Innovation ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Environment to Spur Innovation

This is the twelfth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Jose Mello To set up an innovation culture in a company, one basic need ...

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