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Innovation starts with needs but it doesn’t end there

Businesses, either new or "me-too's", set out to fulfill a need in the marketplace. Whoever fills this need in a better way, usually is rewarded with profits for a long time. But, profits does not a sustainable company make. Though this particular … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype

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Why is competitive advantage temporary?

An often asked question. Yet, there are those who think that competitive advantages are everlasting. Competitive advantage, it seems to me, has become an instrument of finance. As in, how can our company accumulate hoards of cash to become … [Read more]

The non-obvious innovation obstacle: charlatanism

No, we don't need innovation offices or officers for our cities. Buzzword mania, and everyone wanting to be a part of the bandwagon make it a ignorant proposition. Most of the innovation offices want to resemble Silicon Valley, including its focus on … [Read more]

Leadership, not process, is the keystone of innovation

To think differently, act differently. For most, easier said than done. I've stressed this over and over again. And will keep on stressing it because I know we'll never get over it. Simply put, there are those that seek new thoughts before taking … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: Common sense is a good idea killer

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What is the most productive innovation methodology?

This is a question I get a lot. Just like there is no shortage of creativity techniques, there are many innovation methodologies. For me, there isn't one single way. Just like there isn't a "one-size-fits-all" strategy that every company can plug and … [Read more]