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Four people we need to make innovation happen

Innovation comes from diversity. From people colliding at the intersection of domains, ideas and experiences. In other words, we need to create a Renaissance! MIT Media Lab guru Joi Ito says we need to be all four of these people to make innovation happen. Or, if you are not a Renaissance Man, an innovation team [...]

Innovation posts of the week: The Genius behind “Genius Lunches”

Flipping Orthodoxies: Overcoming Insidious Obstacles to Innovation – Monitor The Surprising Benefits of Solitude – HBR What is the definition of “innovation”? by @ovoinnovation How Apple Disrupts Markets and then Goes on to Dominate by @timkastelle and @digitaltonto Why Is Diversity Vital For Innovation? – Forbes The genius behind “Genius Lunches” – Salon

Innovation posts of the week: How to use social media for innovation

How to Use Social Media for Innovation – 11 Great Reads by @lindegaard The Innovating Power of Eight Words by @paul4innovating Inventing the Collaborative Workspace by @richardsona Enabling innovation and its implementation – Ivey Business Journal The Internet: Triumph or Tragedy of Innovation? – The Atlantic

Innovation posts of the week: Creative bias: A threat to corporate innovation

Innovating in a Culture of Convergence – INC Magazine The Rise of Customer-Driven Innovation – Mashable Logic+Emotion: How To Innovate In Spite of Innovation by @armano The DNA of Innovation Leaders – Innovation Excellence Planning and vision vs Experimentation and adaptation via @ralph_ohr Creating Inspired, Open, and Free Organizations – HBR Creative bias: A threat [...]

Innovation posts of the week: Unpredictability is the new consistency

Business Innovation: Why It Is So Rare, So Prized And So Feared – Forbes The knowing-doing gap in innovation by @ovoinnovation IDEO: Big Innovation Lives Right on the Edge of Ridiculous Ideas – The 99 Percent Drop Innovation from Your Vocabulary – HBR Unpredictability is the New Consistency – FrogDesign You Can’t Analyze Your Way [...]

Creative thinking is not a one time activity

Late last year, in response to an article that stated that you need to stifle your creativity in order to get promoted, I argued that you needed to become a credible innovator to cut through the smoke and keep those objections at bay. Now, new research further indicates that people are biased against creative ideas. [...]

Innovation Posts of the week: Move with the speed of disruption

The top 10 ways to get your team to contribute the best ideas – Front End Innovation Blog Five Lessons to Boost Your Innovation Practices – Innovation Management Getting to Eureka!: How Companies Can Promote Creativity – HBS Working Knowledge Why You May Be Blind to a Good Idea (and What to Do About It) [...]