What We Can Learn From the NFL Draft

I have a confession to make – I love the NFL draft! I don’t sit in front of a TV for three days, hanging on every pick. But I like the suspense of wondering who will get selected first. I enjoy seeing the differences between what the experts predict and who the teams actually draft. And I’m anxious to see ...

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Innovation Failure Points – Strangled in the Crib

I am going to start a multi-part post today thinking about innovation’s failure points. Too often all we hear about are the innovation successes, yet if the statistics are right, there are far more “failures” than successes. I believe it is more interesting and more informative to consider the failures rather than the successes, in that every failure is instructive, ...

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Humility and Leadership

News Flash – the phrase ”humble leadership” is not an oxymoron. While many people immediately conjure-up an image of the ever so confident, bombastic extrovert without an ounce of humility as the picture of what constitutes a real leader, nothing could be further from the truth. As my wife has always said, “Those who talk the most usually have the ...

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What's Your FEI Question?

As you may know, I am at the Front End of Innovation conference this week in Boston, MA. Maybe you have been following along with the tweet stream (#feiboston), or maybe you haven’t, but… Take a look at the agenda for May 5, 2010 and riddle me this: If you were here at the conference, what question would you ask? ...

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Rethink, Reimagine, Reset

With The World In Such A Mess. It’s Time To Rethink, Reimagine And Preparing For A Reset. by Idris Mootee No question many of us are upset, feeling restless and wondering how we have created such a big mess of this world. Countries are going bankrupt with Spain on the border of joining Greece. Countries’ (including UK and US) skyrocketing ...

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Double Down – Two Innovation Templates in One Bite

Here is an example of two innovation templates in one product. The Double Down sandwich from KFC removes the traditional bread slice (demonstrating the template, Subtraction), and it assigns the additional job of “sandwiching” to the two slices of fried chicken (demonstrating the template, Task Unification). What I like about this idea is that it shows the power of innovation ...

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Microsoft Stalling, Apple Growing

When will Apple have more revenues than Microsoft? How about later this year? by Adam Hartung Many of us remember the first Apple vs. Microsoft battle. Apple pioneered much of the personal computer business, and led the innovation curve for years with its implementation of the mouse and on-screen graphics. But eventually Microsoft successfully copied the innovations with Windows, and ...

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April's Top Ten Innovation and Marketing Articles

This year I thought I would experiment with a Top Ten list at the beginning of each month, profiling the ten posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Blogging Innovation. So, without further ado, here are April’s ten most popular innovation or marketing posts: 100 Simple, Low-Cost Ways to be More Creative on the Job – ...

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Innovation Perspectives April Wrapup

Innovation Perspectives is our monthly feature to present our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place along with the ability to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and in the Continuous Innovation group on LinkedIn. This month’s topic was: “What is the role of social media in innovation? ...

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