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Lean Start-Up’s Newest Tool is a Game Changer for All Innovators

Use Innovation Accounting to Drive the Metrics that Matter Most for Your New Venture or Start-Up As the field of innovation management matures, many entrepreneurs and companies have built solid capabilities in design thinking, rapid prototyping, portfolio management, open innovation, and the list goes on. But a recent study of 1200 executives by PwC found that 54% of leaders struggle to align business strategy with innovation ...

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The Hair On Fire Use Case

Elon Musk is often hailed as a visionary, and rightly so. Tesla, not to mention his other ventures, has the mark of a business that can truly change the world. When he co-founded the company in 2003, electric cars seemed like a pipe dream. Today, however, just about every major carmaker is investing in the technology. The Tesla narrative has ...

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How to Overcome 3 Big Obstacles in the Way of Your Innovation Idea

“It’s tough when markets change and your people within the company don’t.” – Harvard Business Review  It is widely recognized that innovation is invaluable when it comes to driving forward organisations in today’s competitive environment and increasingly technology-driven markets. However, despite the many benefits, most companies talk about innovation, but don’t go beyond this to start innovation. Why is this? Here ...

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How Craft Brands are Transforming Innovation

Innovation is Dead. Long Live Innovation. This could be the meme for our current cultural schizophrenic views of this discipline. But traditional innovation , as we know it, is no longer the same. It has been taken by storm by Technology and by what we call Craft, which are small Brands, created from scratch, and that build their fortune on ...

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Harnessing the Power of Change, with Braden Kelley

The Innovation Engine is a podcast series that discusses innovation through the lenses of corporate leadership, company culture, and emerging trends and technologies. The podcast features bi-weekly interviews with best-selling authors, C-Level executives, and innovation experts from around the world. It is available on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, Spotify, and SoundCloud. On this episode of The Innovation Engine, we talk about how ...

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The Truth About Millenials and Gen Z

Why Most of What You’ve Been Told About Millennials and Gen Z Is Dead Wrong Buying into a false generational narrative undermines our organizations and our society. Among our greatest enemies, as individuals, as organizations, and as a society are the false biases that justify an attitude of “us and them” –in a word, discrimination. Fortunately it’s one of the ...

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Top 20 Innovation Articles of September 2018

Drum roll please… At the beginning of each month we will profile the twenty posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Innovation Excellence. We also publish a weekly Top 8 as part of our FREE email newsletter. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are September’s twenty most popular innovation posts: A Tsunami ...

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Disrupt Your Competition

Lessons From Uber, Amazon, Walmart And Carvana (Who Is Carvana?) Every industry is evolving. Competitors are entering industries with new business models that promise a better experience. In most cases, it’s a more convenient experience. I’ve been writing about the power of convenience in some of my Forbes.com columns during the past several months. Uber used convenience to disrupt the ...

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Should You Fix the Problem or Design it Out?

Let’s start with the problem. According to The Plastic Pollution Coalition (January 3, 2017) – “It’s National Drinking Straw Day! Each day, more than 500 million plastic straws are used and discarded in the U.S. alone. Plastic straws consistently make the top ten list of items found, according to Ocean Conservancy’s International Coastal Cleanup data. In the last three years, ...

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Why your customer-centricity project failed to deliver innovative outcomes

Customer-centricity is an ongoing theme that is central to businesses that are globally leading and relevant. Today, organisations know that consumer needs will effect and drive business strategy. It’s no longer enough to have a great product, you have to understand how that product fits into the lives of your customer. Organisations are investing heavily to innovate their customer experience. ...

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