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How do you change the game?

This is a question I get asked very often (goes with my blog name). The topic of strategy is vast, it is filled with stratagems and other thinking that can be confused as cookie-cutter solutions. Strategy is heavily dependent on context, so, there … [Read more]

Four people we need to make innovation happen

Innovation comes from diversity. From people colliding at the intersection of domains, ideas and experiences. In other words, we need to create a Renaissance! MIT Media Lab guru Joi Ito says we need to be all four of these people to make … [Read more]

Why settle for average? Steal from the greats to be great

The challenge with copying uniqueness is that is takes a relentless commitment to excellence. Whenever I'm asked about innovation, a list of names always comes up: Apple, Google, Microsoft, Amazon, Facebook. Why, I always ask, are these the … [Read more]

For innovation: Better questions, better answers

If you want to improve your, and your company's strategic thinking and innovation capability, take some time to write down some questions about challenges you are facing. Any time I talk with fellow innovators, a large part of the conversation … [Read more]

To innovate start with inspiration, not need

In the world of innovation, we routinely talk about addressing needs as a starting point to frame our thinking. That is what the vast majority of innovation approaches, and practitioners, consultants; preach. There is a huge industry that is booming … [Read more]

5 innovation must reads of the week: You’re Better Off Being A Fast Follower Than An Originator

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Innovation is not a short game. It’s the art of playing the long game

Will this move the needle? What is the ROI? When will we see a return on our investment? How fast can you prove this will work? No, I wasn't at a BIG company meeting when I heard these questions. I was at a Startup Weekend this past weekend, and … [Read more]