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Innovation must reads of the week: The Right Ideas in All the Wrong Places

 

 

 

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10 ways leaders can ignite innovation

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Here is a short article I wrote for a Mexican Business Magazine that will be published in a few weeks.

What would happen if your company could innovate consistently? This is a worthy challenge, and, one not many can meet. But, if you have the will and drive, you will.

Innovation is the only source of new value. Yet, a lot of organizations struggle to come up with new products and services that delight their customers. There are many reasons for this, and leaders must understand that it isn’t easy either. Innovation requires courage, but most importantly, it requires drive.

Here are ten things you, as a leader, can do right now to ignite innovation in your organization:

Innovation must reads of the week: Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation

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Innovation must reads of the week: Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation

Storified by Jorge Barba· Sat, Jan 19 2013 18:00:45

Very good post from @ralph_ohr and @timkastelle Four Key Issues in #Innovation Management http://buff.ly/VGeMev #innochatKevin McFarthing
A Method for Applying Jobs-to-Be-Done to Product and Service Design: http://lnkd.in/AiPNacHutch Carpenter
@mikemyatt Next practices versus best practices http://ow.ly/gSjxr #leadershipSaul Kaplan
Beware of leaders who claim to want #innovation but stop it from surfacing or succeeding. 9 traps http://bit.ly/WHODaRRosabeth Moss Kanter
Network science reveals just how innovation–much like the dreaded flu bug sweeping the nation–is contagious: http://www.fastcompany.com/3004884/lance-armstrong-stripped-his-olympic-bronze-iocCo.Lead
Want to Kill #Innovation at Your Company? Go Public. http://zite.to/WIpuNp via @ziteRalph-Christian Ohr
Introverts and Innovation: Unlocking the Full Potential http://ow.ly/gTYwe – are you an introvert?Stefan Lindegaard
Shift Your Lens: The Power of Re-Framing Problems – http://stvp.stanford.edu/blog/?p=6435Tina Seelig

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What are the most important things you can do to speed and improve the creative process?

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This the fourteenth 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.

This is an interesting question. Here are a few thoughts on how you can speed and improve the creative process:

Innovation must reads of the week: How to innovate innovation


Innovation must reads of the week: How to innovate innovation

Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Dec 15 2012 17:41:39

What #innovation structures are the “right” ones? McKinsey has some nice research http://www.mckinseyquarterly.com/Strategy/Innovation/Making_innovation_structures_work_McKinsey_Global_Survey_results_3018 No uniform model of successJeffrey Phillips
True… RT @techdirt: Disruptive #Innovation: Bad For Some Old Businesses, Good For Everyone Else http://bit.ly/UCQPPyRalph-Christian Ohr
Conquering The Enemies of Innovation: Silence and Fear http://s.hbr.org/Z57pz8Harvard Biz Review
New blog post: Why Either/Or Thinking is Dangerous http://buff.ly/TbOw8FTim Kastelle
Cultivate #creativity at work with these 3 tips http://bit.ly/ZkL94hCo.Lead
How to Innovate Innovation: Takeaways from the Quick MIX Brainstorm http://shar.es/h3TjCStefan Lindegaard
The full series of blogs on 6Ps of radical innovation http://bit.ly/T8K1KN #innovation #innochatKevin McFarthing

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milhous jorge

A signal that you won’t ever innovate

jose and edwin at the magic behind the magic the process of animation

Last weekend my company, Blu Maya, held a small conference at our office building. The theme of the conference was the process of animation. The event was great, but it could have been even better. Here’s why…

One thing that stood out for me the most, was how most people don’t go to conferences/talks unless it is about their core topic of interest. This is not new, I was expecting this human dynamic to happen. I just wasn’t expecting it to be so obvious.

For example, if I invited a non-animator/artist to the conference and asked them if they were coming, it was normal to hear them say: No, because I’m not an animator.

Really?

Others thought that animation means drawing cartoons. And therein lies the challenge with developing a culture where everyone innovates. If you don’t breakout, you won’t grow. Sure, specializing deeply in one topic is gratifying. But even most people don’t dig deep into a topic and reach a level of mastery. So this is asking too much.

Because creative ideas are born at the intersection of other ideas, you need to develop fluid intelligence to innovate and remain relevant. And, the only way to do that is to develop as many skills as possible. These ideas will not flow from your mind if you hang around the same old box. Go out there and seek new knowledge.

Here’s another way to look at it, do you think every activity we do can be approached creatively? If you answer yes, then you surely want to know everything there is about the creative process. Including how people outside your core topic solve problems creatively.

For most people, this is asking too much. And here’s why:

your brain is not your friend

That’s right, you have to fight your brain’s tendency to take shortcuts. It is best you become aware of how the brain works and not take it for granted. That way you are prepared to “shock and awe” it. Go ahead, take a chance. Surprise yourself. You might find something you thought you weren’t looking for by attending a different type of conference, reading an unknown book or talking to someone you are indifferent to.

milhous jorge

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How can my company use social networks for innovation?

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This is the sixth 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.

Stefan Lindegaard published a blog post recently about how to use Linkedin for innovation. It is a good post and you should definitely read it. Today, I aim to fill the gap with some tips for Twitter

There some fundamental reasons for using social networks. To connect with people, to share stuff you find interesting, to discuss things of interest, to participate, to contribute. With that said, if you really want to use social networks for innovation, you ultimately have to add value.