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How to boost your creative capacity

Those of us in the innovation space know that to be creative, you need to be very diverse in your education and life experiences. Not only as a person, but also as an organization. Put simply, diversity breeds breakthroughs.

Innovation must reads of the week: Is innovation dead?

Is Innovation Dead — Or Doing Just Fine, Thank You? – Time.com How fast should you innovate? by Follow @ovoinnovation What Customers Want (Except When They Don’t) by Follow @frogdesign 10 mental traits of truly innovative leaders by Follow @geekwire 7 Reasons Big Companies Can’t Build Strong Relationships for Innovation by Follow @lindegaard If you [...]

When should you begin trend-spotting?

Most of the Innovation Consultants I know, advice businesses on doing trend-spotting as part of the innovation process. I also insist on doing the same because like creative thinking, I believe trendspotting isn’t a one time activity. It is not a “communicate and forget it” activity. It is an ongoing activity.

Innovation Must Reads of the week: The Hierarchy of Innovation

What Your Innovators Want You to Know - HBR The Myths That Prevent Change – HBR Before branding subcategory creating innovations ask four questions by Follow @davidaaker The rise of idea festivals – Financial Times The hierarchy of innovation – David Carr If you like these links, check out all the earlier “Innovation Must Reads of [...]

What my Mom taught me about questioning assumptions

My Mom taught me to be neat. To keep things clean and organized. And for the most part, I’m like her. But one place where those lessons don’t take effect is in my propensity to keep every single printed receipt of things I buy. Not only that, but notes, biz cards, un-opened mail, and everything [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: Collaboration and innovation go hand-in-hand

Four Strategies for Staying Relevant by Follow @davidaaker Why We Can’t See What’s Right in Front of Us by Follow @harvardbiz The Creative Benefits Of Exploring The Uncomfortable by Follow @fastcocreate Want to innovate? Develop top leaders – CBS News Five Factors that drive the need for more innovation by Follow @ovoinnovation If you like [...]

8 Lessons from Startup Weekend Tijuana

Startup Weekend Tijuana is in the books. This past weekend was fast paced and intense. Exciting. Almost 50 participants, 25 ideas, 8 projects and 3 winners. Two of them left the event with seed capital. Here are the projects: WachaBache. A mobile application to crowdsource the reporting of streets that have holes and make driving [...]