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For innovation distinguish form from function

The internet is killing newspapers right? Yes and no. What it is killing is it's form (ink on paper), what it's not is it's function (sifting through everything that happens in a day and selecting what's really important). The form of the … [Read more]

Can mastery and innovation coexist?

Jonathan Fields posted this question in a Psychology Today article last week. Here is my answer and would love to hear yours. It's a great question and not at all difficult to answer, though it's better said than done. First of all, mastery is … [Read more]

Innovation posts of the week: Unpredictability is the new consistency

Business Innovation: Why It Is So Rare, So Prized And So Feared - Forbes The knowing-doing gap in innovation by @ovoinnovation IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas - The 99 Percent Drop Innovation from Your … [Read more]

How are you connecting the dots?

Connecting the dots. It's all about connecting the dots. And it's never been more important and more relevant than it is today in this information overload world we live in. Or is it? I don't claim to have all the answers on how to connect the … [Read more]

Innovation posts of the week: Anticipate what’s next

Meet Your New Sales Force: Consumers - Businesweek How the idea of ideas is killing innovation - Venture Beat Managing The Psychological Bias Against Creativity - Forbes 10 Clues to Opportunity - Strategy+Business Proof That Diversity Drives … [Read more]

To innovate recognize when the system you are in is stuck

Last year, I wrote that a smart way to spot opportunities for innovation is to look for 'undeniable truths'. Situations, ideas, statements that cause people to nod their heads in agreement. And to make my point, I used a cartoon from The Oatmeal … [Read more]

Innovation posts of the week: Where does innovation come from?

Smalls Big Potential via @ralph_ohr Towards Implementing Effective Employee-Driven Innovation Systems by @ariegoldshlager The 90 Day Innovation BHAG by @ovoinnovation The Hidden (in Plain Sight) Legacy of Steve Jobs - HBR Questions that lead … [Read more]