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10 Ways to Discover What You Don’t Know that You Don’t Know

*+-The mindset of innovation is characterized by a deliberate attempt to question what you know and explore what you don’t. In large organizations this manifests itself in a very simple equation; Innovation = reducing errors + increasing insights.

Doing what everyone else is doing is the wrong strategy

*+-What do high-flying startups know about growth that others don’t? According to new research on startup growth, there are ten things high-flying startups do differently to grow quickly. One of them, and it isn’t a surprise, is they change the game by playing by a different set of rules: None of these breakout companies did […]

Innovators have strong opinions weakly held

*+-Innovators are less myopic than the rest, that’s a fact you can count on. But, what makes them so? They are willing to change their mind…

To innovate how you innovate…

*+-Usually, every business that starts goes through some hard times and then eventually succeeds. But, also, most eventually fail because they’ve failed to change with the times; they stagnate. Well, a few months ago I wrote a post where I laid out five ways you can avoid stagnation and thus innovate how you innovate.

What a culture of innovation looks like

*+-Creating the conditions for innovation to happen is at the top of the agenda for any leader, but in many organizations, innovation is more of a word used between sentences than an outcome. In other organizations, innovation happens in spite of outdated beliefs and structures because someone choose to not play by the rules. In […]

Top storytelling tips for innovators and entrepreneurs

*+-As a well known Disney fanatic, I get asked about storytelling quite a bit. And, my number one and only tip is this: be authentic. It doesn’t seem like a lot, but many people are afraid to be authentic. A great way to express authenticity through story is by talking about a time or situation […]

How do you measure an innovation ecosystem?

*+-Here’s a recap from our #innochat session on Measuring an innovation ecosystem. Below are the questions we discussed with my own and answers as well as responses from other participants. Want to read the whole chat? Great! You can find the complete transcript of the chat in PDF.