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Template mentality does not equal innovation

Well, well, well. My rant about innovation consultants hit a nerve. In particular, I liked this response from Roger von Oech: .@jorgebarba Some consultants read a few #innovation books, call themselves experts w/o conceiving & implementing new ideas, or risking $. — Roger von Oech (@RogervonOech) April 15, 2013 The problem with reading books and [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: How to make smarter decisions

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: How to make smarter decisions" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: How to make smarter decisions Storified by Jorge Barba· Sun, Apr 21 2013 10:31:43 The portfolio; the pivotal tool for #innovation success bit.ly/ZBfvyN #innochat #portfolioKevin McFarthing The Strategic Power of Games p.ost.im/p/dCM39LGreg Satell [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: Sources of motivation in innovation companies

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: Sources of motivation in innovation companies" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: Sources of motivation in innovation companies Storified by Jorge Barba· Sat, Apr 13 2013 19:31:17 Sources of motivation in high-#innovation companies: mastery, membership, and meaning. ow.ly/jVBAdRosabeth Moss Kanter New blog post: 20 [...]

What do good failures look like?

Question-to-innovate Series: This the nineteenth 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. A few weeks ago I set the record straight about the relationship [...]

To be taken seriously, should advice giving innovation consultants be innovators themselves?

Gregg Fraley and I both are  of the opinion that a non-creative innovation consultant who knows the theory, but doesn’t get his hands dirty, has no business in giving game-changing advice. Via Gregg Fraley in response to this article about creativity gurus: Interesting that even the experts don’t really know how, exactly, to be more [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: The 177 Myths of Innovation

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: The 177 Myths of Innovation" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: The 177 Myths of Innovation Storified by Jorge Barba· Sat, Apr 06 2013 16:46:39 Mega Summary: the 177 Myths of Innovation wp.me/p4vkk-3lpScott Berkun ‘[C]reativity is an import-export game. It’s not a creation game.” [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: How Innovative Is Your Company’s Culture?

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: How Innovative Is Your Company’s Culture? " on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: How Innovative Is Your Company’s Culture? Storified by Jorge Barba· Sat, Mar 30 2013 20:08:30 How Innovative Is Your Company’s Culture? bit.ly/11D9Mvl via @mitsmrMITSloan ExecEd Strike! Innovation is on strike! wp.me/p10V0m-1lZ [...]