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Focused enthusiasm = innovation success

A recent article in Fast Company caught my attention. It isn’t anything you haven’t heard before, but it is very well worth pointing out again and again: “The next best thing won’t come from a Fortune 500 company.” Yes, there are exceptions to the rule. Google, Amazon, Apple, and others are talked about all the [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation is about changing behavior

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation is about changing behavior" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: Innovation is about changing behavior Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Aug 04 2012 19:37:19 Innovation isn’t about new products, it’s about changing behavior: http://bit.ly/OE5V6CFast Company How to Build a Company Culture of [...]

Why you should tell your colleagues how you come up with your ideas

As the leader of your organization, do you ever think about how you come up with your ideas? Do you think about what your preferred creative style is? Do you think about how you could improve your thinking? Do you think about how you could improve your organization’s thinking? When going through the creative process [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: 10 common innovation inhibitors

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: Why open source principles are a recipe for innovation" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: Why open source principles are a recipe for innovation Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Jul 28 2012 17:58:50 Must-read – “@sorenkaplan: New Article on Leading disruptive #innovation – [...]

Vote for the Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012

Who are your favorite innovation tweeps to follow on Twitter? Braden Kelley wants to create a list of the Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012 on his blog and he needs your help to put it together. How? Vote on by: Leaving a comment on his blog Send a tweet to @innovate – Tweet to [...]

Hassle statements reveal innovation opportunities

So, my last post hit a nerve. It seems many of you agree with me that good old fashioned observation is the best innovation technique available to entrepreneurs and innovation practitioners. Ok, cool. But, what exactly are we looking for when observing people? Again, here are some ideas:

Innovation must reads of the week: Why non-experts are better at innovation

[View the story "Innovation must reads of the week: Why non-experts are better at innovation" on Storify] Innovation must reads of the week: Why non-experts are better at innovation Storified by Jorge Barba · Sat, Jul 14 2012 18:47:09 Rethinking the concept of ‘outliers’: Why non-experts are better at #innovation http://onforb.es/LhmoQb | via @forbes @medialab [...]