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The Big Bang approach to problem definition

The way a problem is defined guides the way people think about it. You can never have/experiment with enough tools. I like to experiment with various "problem definition" approaches, as I believe this is the most important step in the innovation … [Read more]

People worth listening to

Amen! H/T: Intercom … [Read more]

10 books about innovation I recommend you read

Like other people who write about, consult on , and do innovation, I get asked about books a lot. There are the basics you want to read like Innovation and Entrepreneurship by Peter Drucker, The Innovator's Solution, Crossing the Chasm and others. I … [Read more]

For innovation, don’t ignore the Zero Gravity Thinker

It's been a while since I've posted about a book about innovation. Being that there are so many of them, and I get quite a few to read and review, there are only a handful that I would recommend. The Innovation Killer by Cynthia Barton Rabe is one of … [Read more]

Beyoncé’s use of the element of surprise was genius

Isn't it exciting when something unexpected happens? Something out of the ordinary? Of course it is. The shock heard around the world last week was how Beyoncé released her 5th studio album on iTunes without the typical marketing blitz that … [Read more]

Innovator’s use different metrics to measure their impact

When I was in high school and college, I got to work both as a customer service and as technical service rep for Tracfone and Verizon. I broke a lot of rules in that time. Stupid rules like reading the script. Back then, over a decade ago, it was a … [Read more]

Is too much experimentation unproductive for innovation?

I must say, I'm highly experimental. So when I saw the tweet below, I was a little skeptical about the content. … [Read more]