Innovation

140char Innovation Insight Contest

In honor of the impact that Twitter has in democratizing information, I’d like to give everyone a chance to win a copy of the only business book I know of with a green cover – “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield. The rules for entering the contest are simple. Send us your favorite innovation insight in 140 characters or less* via one ...

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Conferences 3.0

To get the latest thinking and network with their peers, managers used to jump on a plane and go to an industry trade show or conference. Now with the Internet and Social Networks, managers can do a lot of the same things right from their desk. Conferences and trade shows are facing disruption from blogs, webinars, and social media. The ...

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Innovation Through Design Thinking

Here is another video from Tim Brown of IDEO, this one is “Innovation Through Design Thinking” from a visit to MIT (skip ahead three minutes if you’re pressed for time): According to IDEO, Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation. This video highlights how companies use design thinking in their businesses, from Motorola thinking about strategy to P&G thinking ...

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incentive2innovate – Creating an Innovation Culture

The second panel on the second day at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations was on creating an innovation culture in your organization. The panel was moderated by Dwayne Spradlin, CEO, InnoCentive: Neil Blakesley, VP, Strategy Marketing & Propositions, BT AmericasMarthin de Beer, SVP, Emerging Technologies Group, CiscoJohn Gibson, CEO, ParadigmJudy Estrin, Author, “Closing the Innovation Gap: Reigniting the ...

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Definition – What is Innovation?

Innovation has been defined many ways by many different people. In January 2009, innovation was defined forty different ways in under 140 characters for a Twitter contest. These of course aren’t the only possible definitions for innovation, but here is a video of my innovation definition (along with an example): “Innovation transforms useful seeds of invention into solutions valued above ...

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Live Coverage from the World Innovation Forum

Hello all, Next week I will be attending the following events and live blogging and tweeting from them: 1. May 4 – ?WhatIf! Innovation Field Trip to the Apple Store and OVO2. May 4 – Paul Saffo Workshop3. May 5/6 – World Innovation Forum4. May 7 – Field Trip to TheVisualMD headquarters to interview CEO Alexander Tsiaras I will also ...

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The 24 Hours of Innovation on May 15-16, 2009

Would you like to follow innovation bloggers around the world for 24 hours as they post innovation insights for the 24 Hours of Innovation on May 15-16, 2009 (10:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. (CET))? Blogging Innovation will be contributing a special post to the “My half time pep talk for 2009” blogging event at 2:35PM CET (5:35AM PDT – West ...

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Ten Rules for Strategic Innovators

HSM Global recently hosted a webinar with Dr. Vijay Govindarajan of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth in the run up to the World Innovation Forum, and has been kind enough to post it online. Here it is: One of the main points of the webinar is that managers need to consciously look at how they allocate time between: ...

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Sources of Innovation – Invention versus Discovery

One theory of why there is more innovation in a downturn comes from Professor Dominic Houlder of London Business School. It goes like this: There are two main sources of innovation – invention and discovery. Discovery as it relates to innovation is analyzing where customers are being over-served and where they are being under-served. Discovery is teasing out what needs ...

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