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Are all innovators alike?

*+-Nuances and details are lost in the sea of bullshit that is media and human irrationality, and an outcome is one of the most dangerous things humans do: build people up to more than they probably are. Sure, the world needs heroes that carry a positive narrative that others can latch on to and get […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process

*+-Why business needs people with Asperger’s syndrome, attention-deficit disorder and dyslexia – Economist Run a Disciplined Innovation Experiment – HBR Pollinators: The New Breed Of Innovators – Forbes Generosity, empathy, and disruption – Peter Rojas Are you too organized to be an innovator? – INC Five Ways to Ruin Your Innovation Process – HBR If […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Do companies require radical innovations to woo consumers? No

*+-What Doesn’t Motivate Creativity Can Kill It by @teresamabile – Follow @teresamabile The 8 Essentials of Innovation – Forbes What Consumers Really Want: Do companies require radical innovations to woo consumers? New research suggests…no! – INSEAD Knowledge How Great Leaders Create Game Changers by @mikemyatt – Follow @mikemyatt How to Spot the Future – Wired […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Ten Red Flags for Innovation

*+-Ten Red Flags for Innovation: Why It Fails by @lindegaard Why Innovators Don’t Always Win – Forbes Crowdsourcing Innovation: How To Make Sure You Spot The Best Ideas – FastCoCreate The Four Worst Innovation Assassins – HBR Why You Won’t Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice – HBR How to tell if you are an […]

Innovation must reads of the week: The fallacy of the “rapid pace of innovation”

*+-Should Failure Be Rewarded To Spur Innovation? – Slashdot Forbes Leadership Highlights of the Week: All About Innovation – Forbes The Role Imagination Plays In Innovation – Fast Company The Innovation Matrix Explained: Innovation Commitment by @timkastelle What Really Replaces Marketing (Madness) by @wimrampen The fallacy of the “rapid pace of innovation.” – Slate Magazine […]

Innovation posts of the week: How Silicon Valley Innovates

*+-Stop Inbreeding Innovation – HBR Revealed! Silicon Valley’s Secrets To Innovation Success – Forbes Seven Steps To Find Your “Uncommon Sense” – MIT Sloan Management Review The Innovation Knowing-Doing Gap – Innovation Management The Commoditization of Scale – HBR Why Youth Has an Advantage in Innovation & Why You Want To Be a Learn-It-All –  […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Prototyping is the process

*+-Jonah Lehrer on How to Be Creative – WSJ Prototyping is the process – Metacool Companies can use gamification as a doorway to innovation – Computerworld Disruptive Innovation Explained – HBR Why Great Innovations Fail: It’s All in the Ecosystem – Forbes Incubating ideas from the rank-and-file -Boston Globe