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Archives for January 2011

Innovation posts of the week: Teamwork is becoming the heart of innovation

How do you foster innovation in an organization? Is innovation born in a group or an individual? Can a big company innovate like a startup?

My thoughts on Innovation

Here’s my interview with InnovationManagement about Innovation.

Will.i.am + Intel. What does it mean?

Will.i.am is a part of the culture of music, fashion and design. He can move masses of people because the understands culture. These insights are valuable to Intel.

It takes an entire civilization to innovate

Designer Thomas Thwaites recounts how he set out to build a toaster by himself. That meant doing everything from mining ore for steel and then melting it, to making the plastic case. In conclusion he says that it takes an entire civilization to build a toaster. No doubt it makes a great case that it takes a team to innovate.

Can innovation be bred in a group or is it an individual effort?

Innovation is done by a group but most of the time the idea is born in an individuals minds.

Innovation posts of the week: 6 interpretations of innovation

How do you interpret innovation? Does innovation trump invention? When is an innovation not an innovation? What’s the next big thing in managing innovation?

To innovate: Steal don’t imitate

Stealing to innovate requires piecing together different elements to create something new. The What Works Matrix helps you find different combinations in a practical way.