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Customers will replace R&D as the main source of new ideas

*+-According to a new report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, titled The next decade of Technology in Business,  business leaders believe their companies customers will replace R&D as the main source of new product and service ideas by 2020.

Innovation and Diversity

*+-This is a guest post by Dr. Ralph Ohr. Dr. Ohr has extensive experience in product/innovation management for international technology-based companies. His particular interest is targeted at the intersection of organizational and human innovation capabilities. You can follow him on Twitter @Ralph_Ohr. A while ago, I came across the following tweet by Gary Hamel: Tomorrow’s […]

Creativity comes in twos

*+-Two familiars make one unfamiliar. For example: Magicians + iPads = One awesome presentation. Watch the video below and see for yourself

Innovation must reads of the week: The Breakthrough Bias

*+-The next decade of technology in business – Economist Intelligence Unit Report Beating the Odds When You Launch a New Venture – Innosight 4 Reasons Companies Are Timid About Investing In “Big” Innovations – Fast Company The Breakthrough Bias by @andrewhargadon 5 Key Points to Consider when Developing an Innovation Strategy – Innovation Management SE […]

Can you create value if you’re not curious?

*+-Not as far as I’m concerned. For as long as I can remember it’s always dawned on me that late adopters are not innovative. I mean, how could they be if they are not curious. I know, I know. Sometimes being late to the game is great. There are hundreds of examples of companies that […]

Startup Weekend is coming to Tijuana

*+-That’s right. For the first time ever, Startup Weekend is coming to Tijuana. Along with three of my friends, I’m organizing this monster of an opportunity to create a startup idea in 54 hours. It will be fast and extremely fun. For those of you close to the border who are interested in participating, here […]

Chief Error Generation Officer

*+-Boss as CEGO-Chief Error Generation Officer. People learn ONLY from screwup-and-adjustment cycle; your role is to accelerate the process. — Tom Peters (@tom_peters) March 18, 2012 Awesome tweet by Tom Peters. It reminded me of the movie K-19 Widowmaker. There are a few scenes in the movie K-19 The Widowmaker, which stars Harrison Ford and […]