Tag Archives: Strategy

Whitespace vs. Rightspace: How Quest-led Innovation Finds Right Space for Breakthrough Innovation

How do you locate the right whitespace for you? How do you focus your innovation efforts on whitespace that is most likely to allow you to successfully expand your business without over-reaching and stretching beyond your capabilities? There are a group of companies today that have a secret weapon that helps them do this. Ultimately, the answer comes down to how they define their business.

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How to boost creativity in your organization?

Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility.

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Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2014

2014 was the third full year of operations for Innovation Excellence. To celebrate we've pulled together a list of the Top 100 Innovation Articles of 2014. Did your favorite make the cut? But enough delay, here are the 100 most popular innovation posts of 2014 (each receiving 5,500 - 44,500 page views):

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Creating a Common Language of Innovation

Unfortunately, there is no universally accepted definition of the word innovation, and there have even been multiple articles written by the Doblin Group, Geoffrey Moore and others about how many different types of innovation there are and how you must choose which types of innovation to focus on. When it comes to innovation, individuals speak about it differently and there are lots of misunderstandings.

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The Future is in How Fast You Are at Unlearning

Conventionalism, risk aversion and complacency kill innovation and entrepreneurship. Through our education, from kindergarten to grad school, then through our professional lives, we have been shaped in the same mold, even though we hear here and there that we need to “think outside the box”, that box being only aimed to fit into a bigger box, like the Russian dolls.

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If You Give an Innovator an Idea, He'll Want to Launch It

From my experience, it seems that everyone thinks about innovation, but they think about it in very discrete, disconnected ways. R&D folks think about innovation as creating a new polymer. Marketing folks think about innovation as changing a marketing channel or delivering a new product. What very few people think about are the knock-on effects, consequences and series of events that are required to unfold when you innovate.

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