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What is a mindset and why does it matter?

If you are really ambitious, I believe that rather than setting out to accumulate as many material things as you can, you should be aiming to spread mindset; a point of view. This blog is very much focused on innovation as a mindset, not as a … [Read more]

Freedom to experiment is the best employee educational program you’ll ever have

While most everyone has their own perspective about what makes up a solid foundation for innovation inside organizations, one of the key ingredients necessary for innovation to happen in any type of environment is freedom. … [Read more]

Serious about innovation? Here 2 more questions that demand the attention of leaders

Last week I shared with you what I call the litmus test for innovation leadership, two questions I ask leaders to get a feel for if they have what it takes to innovate; or create the context for innovation within their organization. Those two … [Read more]

Simplicity sells…and lasts

In a time when innovation has diluted of its meaning, nowadays anybody can claim to be innovative if all they do is put out meaningless increments, Pot-Tarts can teach some lessons about innovation.  Do you like Pop-Tarts? I love them! They are … [Read more]

Stagnating? Innovate how you innovate with these 5 ideas

Throughout this past year, I've been having conversations with innovation leaders from a couple of BIG companies about re-inventing their innovation capability. The pattern of conversation: we've had a good run, but feel that our process for making … [Read more]

The litmus test for innovation leadership

People are the biggest barrier to innovation. Be it the executive who dominates every conversation, the one that talks but doesn't walk the talk or the one that kills all ideas just because it's not in his/her best interest. Unfortunately that's the … [Read more]

The question Google asks itself to create the future and avoid irrelevance

How does Google do it? I just finished reading How Google Works, a tell all book by Eric Schmidt's and Jonathan Rosenberg about their experience working at the innovation powerhouse. It's a quick read, and much of the material covered, such as how … [Read more]