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The case for discovering what business you are really in

What business are you really in? Most can't answer this question. And if they do, it is a rather functional driven answer such as: we make vacuums. How meaningful and memorable is that? I was reading through a note about General Assembly, a … [Read more]

Q&A: Babak Forutanpour on how to start a grass roots innovation program in a big company

How do you start a grassroots innovation program within your company? In the following interview, you'll learn how simple it really is. I had the opportunity to interview Babak Forutanpour, the Internal Innovation Lead of Qualcomm's Flux, an … [Read more]

5 Innovation must reads of the week: How can you increase insight?

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How can I allocate time for innovation activities?

Before will, skills and tools, what aspiring innovators need is time. It is a delicate topic because within organizations, the preference is for employees to keep the machine's wheels turning as efficiently as possible. This leaves no time for … [Read more]

The Idea Box: On command creativity tool for creatives and non-creatives

A few days ago, I provided you with some questions to find hidden pain points. Well, after finding those pain points, the next step is to ideate ways to alleviate those pains. How do you start? Steve Jobs famously said that creativity is just … [Read more]

10 thought provoking questions to find hidden pain points

There are pain points you can identify in an initial sales discussion, and then there are the pain points that are hidden in plain sight. I believe these are the ones that matter, precisely because they have gone unquestioned for a long time. How … [Read more]

5 innovation must reads of the week: Should You Back That Innovation Proposal?

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