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Why deadlines impede innovation

It’s almost impossible to come up with really innovative things when you have a deadline and schedule. It is no secret that constraints drive innovation. But what about deadlines? Deadlines, when managed well, can be a motivation–but when abused, can set you back. Here are a few things to consider before jumping on the “deadlines […]

Can employees learn to be innovative?

There is a frenzy of discussion on the Front End Innovation LinkedIn group around the following question: can employees learn to be innovative? I think this a question many executives are asking themselves, and undoubtedly are looking for a silver bullet answer. My answer? First, let’s get a few things out of the way…

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 […]