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To foster innovation, what type of network do I need to create?

This the seventeenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know. One thing every … [Read more]

Ubiquitous leadership = ubiquitous innovators

Put simply, if a culture of leadership exists, a culture of innovation also exists. Why? Because the innovation challenge companies face is really a leadership problem. Being accountable for innovation means being accountable for value creation … [Read more]

What it really means to be different

"Differentiation is not a tactic. It's not a flashy advertising campaign; it's not a sparkling new feature set. It's not a laminated frequent buyer card or money-back guarantee. Differentiation is a way of thinking. It's a mindset. It's a … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: The Hidden Barriers to Innovation

How Innovation Happens (And Why It Doesn’t, When It Doesn’t) dthin.gs/Y3igYy— All Things D (@allthingsd) February 19, 2013 #Innovation is NOT the Answer bit.ly/YuBsLJ by @milouness @rebelsatwork <= Right as usual!!— Deb … [Read more]

No strategy is foolproof

Anytime I meet with Presidents, VP's or just the business owners of a company, I come in with no expectations whatsoever. I aim to be surprised. So, last week when I met with the President of an innovative construction company in Mexico, I was … [Read more]

Innovation must reads of the week: Three obstacles to innovation diffusion

How Big Companies are Future Proofing.Get a checklist, how many is your company doing?web-strategist.com/blog/2013/02/1…— Jeremiah Owyang (@jowyang) February 15, 2013 Secrets of Darpa's Innovation Machine - Forbes lnkd.in/U-J8EF— … [Read more]

How can we become better thinkers and decision makers?

This the sixteenth of a series of weekly posts where I will answer a few common questions about innovation. Please feel free to add your own response. Also, if you have any questions you think we should discuss, let me know. “The better decision … [Read more]