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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