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18 questions for crystallizing strategy

Did I ever tell you I love questions? I ask them constantly, and collect them intensely. For the purpose of culture, leadership, strategy and innovation, there are many types of questions that if used correctly can help you see a challenge from … [Read more]

What’s the secret sauce of a culture of innovation?

This Thursday we'll discuss "Measuring an innovation ecosystem" on Innochat. Many will argue that to develop a culture of innovation you need talent, support, capital and a host of other mechanisms. It's such a common response that many … [Read more]

Measuring an innovation ecosystem

How do you measure an innovation ecosystem? This is a topic of discussion worth your time. Next week, Thursday February 12 at 9 AM PT, I'll be co-hosting an #innochat discussion about measuring an innovation ecosystem. If you are new to Innochat, … [Read more]

What are the fundamental outcomes of innovation?

Innovation is the successful introduction of something new. And fundamentally, it is the direct result of questioning the status quo; that which precedes it. So, when setting out to change the status quo it is useful to ask yourself: what's the … [Read more]

A cheat sheet of 19 different types of business models

To change the game, change the business model. But, what if you can't find one? Well, HBR published an article on business models that has the following cheat sheet of 19 different business models that you can brainstorm and adapt to a new … [Read more]

Architecting the Invisible: Creating a Culture of Innovation

"Without order, nothing can exist. Without chaos, nothing can evolve". Just found this is great talk by Greg Horowitt, Chief Evangelist and Co-Founder of T2 Venture Creation, about what it takes to create a culture of innovation. It's about belief … [Read more]

True innovators don’t have a culture that aims to please the boss

How many strategic plans look a little bit different from the year before? 99.9% do. When I say "a little bit different" I mean tighter strategies with incremental goals and objectives and more of the same activities as the year before. Yes, we've … [Read more]