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10 Most Popular Innovation Posts of 2011

2011 is over. Lots of blog posts were written this year, lots of new and interesting friends were made, lots of ideas were crystallized and lots of value was created. It was fun looking through the archives to find those posts everyone liked the most. It was fun to revisit them and re-read the comments [...]

The importance of workplace diversity for innovation

My friend and business partner Christian Laborin created the above illustration for someone very special to him. He put it on his Facebook cover and very shortly the comments came in. Including Jose Zelaya, a friend from Disney Studios, stopped by to give his two cents: There is so much love in this illustration! Bingo! [...]

Disassemble and Re-Imagine!

The 7-yr-old is bored. So I set fire to all her Xmas presents and said, “Reassemble!” — Heather B. Armstrong (@dooce) December 27, 2011 While the above quote is funny and makes sense for the average Joe, if you’re an innovator and is bored with the status-quo there’s only one solution: Disassemble and Reimagine. For [...]

If you’re not happy, I’m not happy

A few weeks ago we gave back some money to a long time client because they are not happy with our work. Thing is, I was already prepared to say: You know what, don’t worry about the rest of the outstanding balance. If you’re not happy, we’re not happy. That’s all that matters. It’s one [...]

Merry Christmas from the Game-Changer

Dear reader, As always I’m changing up things here a bit and instead of posting a picture of a Christmas tree, I posted this one of Jack Skellington and his gang. I wish you a Merry Christmas!

From periodic innovation to relentless innovation

How can your company become a relentless innovator? How do you sustain innovation over long periods of time like Apple, 3M and Google? Jeffrey Phillips of Innovation Consultancy OVO, persuasively writes that the way to create a sustainable innovation capability in large organizations is by turning what keeps your wheels running, middle management, into innovation [...]

Innovation posts of the week: Is innovation now Status Quo?

Thirty Great Free eBooks for Innovators by @timkastelle Four Innovation Insights Customers Provide by @bhc3 Are You Standing Out Today? by @nilofer Why you should embrace your company’s heretics – Fortune Magazine Smart Innovators Value Smaller Teams Over Better Processes – HBR Is innovation now Status Quo? by @dscofield 5 Principles of Innovation by @digitaltonto