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Insights and steps for making innovation a larger part of your culture

Partnership, visibility, and relevance: critical components to driving innovation #innovationcafe— Spigit (@Spigit) December 4, 2013 Innovation can be taught. That is a given. But, just like everything else that matters, it takes work. … [Read more]

Customers don’t care if you’re innovative or not

They don't care about your business strategy, your marketing strategy, your supply chain, your approach to human resources; nothing. They also don't care about your latest innovation program. And, unless you're Apple, they don't care about your … [Read more]

Innovation What Not To Do: Asking the two deadliest words in business

A few days ago I mentioned that I had been receiving a lot of inquiries about developing an innovation capability, cultural development, and why this matters to avoid systemic failure. My post touched upon feedback as the shortest path to innovation … [Read more]

What innovation and customer loyalty have in common

Customer loyalty. Oh my, today it is as important as the topic of innovation. Customer loyalty is the key to profitability. The reason is simple: It costs more to acquire a new customer than to keep a current one. Without customer loyalty, customers … [Read more]

The shortest path to innovation

In the past week I've had some interesting conversations with colleagues, friends and random people about culture and innovation capability. There are a couple of themes that have come up, one of which I'll touch on here: feedback as it relates to … [Read more]

10 Change your course questions CEO’s need to ask themselves

Questioning, one of my favorite activities. I've been spotting a lot of it lately, and that's good. Whether it's because we are entering the last month of the year or because people are feeling the need to reflect, we need to be constantly … [Read more]

Why do successful companies fail?

Question-to-innovate Series: This the thirtieth 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 … [Read more]