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Innovation book review: The Innovation Expedition by @gijsvanwulfen

There are a multitude of innovation books that are either published or are going to be published with something along the lines of  “innovation lessons from ___fill in the blank with a famous person’s name___”. These are typical books that provide tips and principles to follow. Nothing wrong with that, except that there are too [...]

Bamf! Nice try but you took us a step back with Mexico’s new brand identity

So, here is Mexico’s new brand identity. Personally, I don’t like it. The previous identity communicated much more of what Mexico is about. This one, while very clear and simple, does not. The video below is in Spanish, and, for the purpose of perception, that makes it a good test. Watch it, and ask yourself: [...]

Q&A: Group Partners on How Visualization Provides Strategic Ways To Solve Business Challenges

Why We Think Visually from John Caswell on Vimeo. To be great at strategy and innovation, you must be able to work through an interconnected system. And, as the pace of change exceeds our ability to grasp what is happening around us, a better approach is needed for developing strategy and innovation. A visual approach [...]

5 innovation must reads of the week: Financial analysts can stifle innovation

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Innovation starts with needs but it doesn’t end there

Businesses, either new or “me-too’s”, set out to fulfill a need in the marketplace. Whoever fills this need in a better way, usually is rewarded with profits for a long time. But, profits does not a sustainable company make. Though this particular story I’m about to tell you doesn’t talk about billions of dollars in [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: How To Decide What Ideas To Prototype

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The non-obvious innovation obstacle: charlatanism

No, we don’t need innovation offices or officers for our cities. Buzzword mania, and everyone wanting to be a part of the bandwagon make it a ignorant proposition. Most of the innovation offices want to resemble Silicon Valley, including its focus on technology. Remember, innovation isn’t just about tech. So, another tech center does not [...]