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What a culture of innovation looks like

Creating the conditions for innovation to happen is at the top of the agenda for any leader, but in many organizations, innovation is more of a word used between sentences than an outcome. In other organizations, innovation happens in spite of outdated beliefs and structures because someone choose to not play by the rules. In […]

Top storytelling tips for innovators and entrepreneurs

As a well known Disney fanatic, I get asked about storytelling quite a bit. And, my number one and only tip is this: be authentic. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but many people are afraid to be authentic. A great way to express authenticity through story is by talking about a time or situation […]

How do you measure an innovation ecosystem?

Here’s a recap from our #innochat session on Measuring an innovation ecosystem. Below are the questions we discussed with my own and answers as well as responses from other participants. Want to read the whole chat? Great! You can find the complete transcript of the chat in PDF.

Jony Ive on design: Care about getting it right for each other

Radical is a matter of perception, what seems radical to others is common to some. It’s not different for Apple and other organizations. Came across this video about Jony Ive telling Charlie Rose what drives his, and Apple’s, design obsession. Simple: care for others.  

18 questions for crystallizing strategy

Did I ever tell you I love questions? I ask them constantly, and collect them intensely. For the purpose of culture, leadership, strategy and innovation, there are many types of questions that if used correctly can help you see a challenge from different perspectives that may lead to developing unique solutions; the types that can […]

What’s the secret sauce of a culture of innovation?

This Thursday we’ll discuss “Measuring an innovation ecosystem” on Innochat. Many will argue that to develop a culture of innovation you need talent, support, capital and a host of other mechanisms. It’s such a common response that many organizations and governments around the world have created their own mechanisms to “drive” entrepreneurship and innovation in […]

Measuring an innovation ecosystem

How do you measure an innovation ecosystem? This is a topic of discussion worth your time. Next week, Thursday February 12 at 9 AM PT, I’ll be co-hosting an #innochat discussion about measuring an innovation ecosystem. If you are new to Innochat, just jump on Twitter and follow the hashtag #innochat to join the discussion. […]