Tag Archives: Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire

What’s in the CEO’s Innovation Playbook?

Recently I received an advance copy of “The CEO’s Innovation Playbook” – the latest white paper from Mastercard and Harvard Business Review Analytic Services. For the effort they interviewed a dozen CEO’s highly innovative companies including Citigroup, Lyft and Coca Cola. The paper spends most of its real estate on captured quotes straight from the mouth of CEO’s, distilling their ...

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Innovation is Change

Innovation is Change

Can you think of a single innovation that didn’t change something? I didn’t think so. Innovation is change, or at least, innovation requires change. In my role as an innovation keynote speaker and workshop facilitator, I recently led a German-based industrial company’s North American IT leadership team through an innovation workshop, during which we spent part of the time working to define their common language of innovation (as described in my book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire). For companies looking to build a sustainable innovation capability this is...

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Innovation is All About Value

I’ve been talking for a while now in my speeches how crucial value is to innovation. It is no consequence as a result that value sits at the center of my definition of innovation: Innovation transforms the useful seeds of invention into solutions valued above every existing alternative – and widely adopted. In this definition you will also see that ...

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