Tag Archives: insight

100 Things to Watch in 2013

Adult Playgrounds, Chia Seeds and Instant-Erase Apps—just a few items from the annual list of 100 Things to Watch for the year ahead. It’s a wide-ranging compilation that reflects developments that are bubbling up across sectors, including travel, technology, food, retail and sustainability.

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Eight I’s of Infinite Innovation

Some authors talk about successful innovation being the sum of idea plus execution, others talk about the importance of insight and its role in driving the creation of ideas that will be meaningful to customers, and even fewer about the role of inspiration in uncovering potential insight. But innovation is all about value and each of the definitions, frameworks, and models out there only tell part of the story of successful innovation.

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Design Thinking Requires Storytelling

Stories inspire, motivate, and shift the way the people think and work. Many civilizations throughout history understood the power of storytelling. From ancient Egypt to modern China story-telling provided the foundation for nearly everything. For business, often there needs to socialize strategies within executive management, the board and senior staff and they include telling innovation, survival and hero/heroine stories.

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Just Do It – Career Innovation

If there was one slogan that dominated the aughts it was the Nike’s “Just Do It”.  I am not a fan of sweeping generalizations, a one size fits all solution. Many have ended up broke and broken by not planning, or thinking through the pros and cons of a risky venture. That said there are benefits gained by “doing it” ...

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Treat Crazy Ideas With Respect

The next time somebody approaches you with a “crazy” idea, pause before putting them down. Instead of looking for what’s wrong, look for what’s right. See if you can find a hidden jewel in the idea, a principle, an essence that the idea originator is on to — even if the idea itself is rough, raw, or imperfect. The fact ...

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