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You don’t need permission to make things better

I’m coaching/advising a couple of people on two completely different, but just as important, things. One is competitive strategy, and another is on social media. Recently, both asked me the same question: What if I’m associated with a business/institution I might end up competing with? Shouldn’t I let them know what I’m thinking of doing? […]

Innovation must reads of the week: 8 elaborated innovation visions

Fast-forward into our Innovation Future bit.ly/Xqk2in #innovation @ovoinnovation @lindegaard @haydn1701 @ralph_ohr @scottdanthony — Paul Hobcraft (@Paul4innovating) February 7, 2013 #Innovation Alert – Six Techniques to Sharpen and Expand Your Innovation Instincts ow.ly/2uLvhq — Soren Kaplan (@sorenkaplan) February 8, 2013   How to discover “ah-ha” moments – my latest column on @forbes :onforb.es/11SH8FP#Leadership — Mike Myatt […]

What does it mean to be “innovative”?

This the fifteenth 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. In this week’s question-to-innovate question, I’ll take a crack out of answering a fundamental […]

The two questions at the core of genuine service and innovation

We’ve got to sell our ideas. There’s no way around it. And, we have to advocate for what we are selling. If we can’t, we’re doomed because nobody will believe in us. The catalyst for this, I believe, is a deep desire to make a difference: Our ideas should change lives so profoundly, that people […]

Focus on the principles not the examples

“All men can see these tactics whereby I conquer, but what none can see is the strategy out of which victory is evolved.” – Sun Tzu We all use examples to explain our ideas. Some people use examples from the same category, and a small percentage of us use examples that fall outside those categories. […]

Innovation must reads of the week: Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation

[View the story “Innovation must reads of the week: Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation” on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: Nine Rules for Stifling Innovation Storified by Jorge Barba· Sat, Jan 19 2013 18:00:45 Very good post from @ralph_ohr and @timkastelle Four Key Issues in #Innovation Management http://buff.ly/VGeMev #innochatKevin McFarthing A Method for […]

What are the most important things you can do to speed and improve the creative process?

This the fourteenth 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. This is an interesting question. Here are a few thoughts on how you can […]