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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 [...]

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: How Silicon Valley Innovates

Stop Inbreeding Innovation – HBR Revealed! Silicon Valley’s Secrets To Innovation Success – Forbes Seven Steps To Find Your “Uncommon Sense” – MIT Sloan Management Review The Innovation Knowing-Doing Gap – Innovation Management The Commoditization of Scale – HBR Why Youth Has an Advantage in Innovation & Why You Want To Be a Learn-It-All –  [...]

Innovation must reads of the week: If we had a blank slate

Is Continuous Innovation Too Risky? – Forbes What Does an Innovator Look Like? – The Creativity Post Innovation is a process – Management Innovation eXchange Six Steps to Put Christensen’s Jobs-to-be-Done Theory into Practice – Forbes A recognition that innovation is a complex adaptive system –  @paul4innovating If we had a blank slate – @ovoinnovation

Innovation must reads of the week: How to think about the future

Unfreezing the middle, seeing a different innovating prospective by @paul4innovating 5 Keys to Building a Learning Organization – Forbes The 6 Questions That Lead To New Innovations – FastCoExist How to Think About the Future by @timkastelle The Brainstorming Process Is B.S. But Can We Rework It? – FastCoDesign Have a disruptive offering? Here are [...]

Innovation posts worthy of your attention this week: Innovation is Impossible

A-to-F Method for Innovation Success – Innovation Excellence How To Avoid Innovation Infarction by @greggfraley Is your organization strategically bankrupt? by @chuckfrey Resolved: that big companies are better at innovation than small ones by @grant27 Innovation is Impossible by @timkastelle

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 [...]