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Four people we need to make innovation happen

Innovation comes from diversity. From people colliding at the intersection of domains, ideas and experiences. In other words, we need to create a Renaissance! MIT Media Lab guru Joi Ito says we need to be all four of these people to make innovation happen. Or, if you are not a Renaissance Man, an innovation team […]

The one thing any non-innovative leader can do to enable innovation

So, you’re the CEO of a company and you are not known to be innovative. What do you do? No fear, for you are not alone. For all the talk about the need for innovation, the truth is most CEO’s are not innovative. They are much more focused on maintaining the current narrative than on […]

Innovation and Diversity

This is a guest post by Dr. Ralph Ohr. Dr. Ohr has extensive experience in product/innovation management for international technology-based companies. His particular interest is targeted at the intersection of organizational and human innovation capabilities. You can follow him on Twitter @Ralph_Ohr. A while ago, I came across the following tweet by Gary Hamel: Tomorrow’s […]

Innovation posts of the week: The Genius behind “Genius Lunches”

Flipping Orthodoxies: Overcoming Insidious Obstacles to Innovation – Monitor The Surprising Benefits of Solitude – HBR What is the definition of “innovation”? by @ovoinnovation How Apple Disrupts Markets and then Goes on to Dominate by @timkastelle and @digitaltonto Why Is Diversity Vital For Innovation? – Forbes The genius behind “Genius Lunches” – Salon

The importance of workplace diversity for innovation

My friend and business partner Christian Laborin created the above illustration for someone very special to him. He put it on his Facebook cover and very shortly the comments came in. Including Jose Zelaya, a friend from Disney Studios, stopped by to give his two cents: There is so much love in this illustration! Bingo! […]

Infographic: How diversity in the workplace can help drive innovation success

Innovation is driven by diversity of ideas, viewpoints, not more of the same. That’s a fact!

How diversity helps break linear thinking in your innovation team

I’m not so sure if I should write this post. It contains an email with some info that is best to keep private. But I just can’t contain myself as it’s a visceral example of why having a diverse set of people with different backgrounds, education and mental models makes your team more likely to […]