Who is Braden Kelley?
I am an innovation speaker, trainer, marketing strategist, and recognized thought leader.
And also co-founded the world's most popular innovation web site:
"I help organizations use social media and other tools to attract and engage customers, partners, and employees to help the organization achieve its goals.
If you're looking to create a culture of innovation, tackle some of your innovation barriers, train your employees to be more innovative, or build a more profitable, more social business -- let's talk."
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Monthly Archives: February 2012
There is a plethora of articles and books out there about how difficult it is to be in a commodity business. Books like “Blue Ocean Strategy” talk about it in terms of swimming away from the red ocean to the … Continue reading
A fun one from the archive (2007) I came across this article from MarketWatch on the Ten most overpaid jobs in the U.S. and thought it was worthy of discussing. I don’t want to focus on whether these occupations are … Continue reading
In our hyper-competitive, always-connected world, organizations are increasingly becoming focused on improving both their speed to market and their revenue per headcount. In this environment, more senior leaders every day are seeing innovation as the primary way to gain competitive … Continue reading
Continuing my quest to surface some classics that the Innovation Excellence audience will have never seen, here is another from 2007: I would like to introduce a visual metaphor that the consultants use at Business Strategy Innovation. It’s called, predictably … Continue reading
Nearly five years ago I wrote this article, but I think it is worth dredging it up out of the archives because there is such misunderstanding out there about what business model innovation is. This article highlights some of the … Continue reading
I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time, and am finally getting around to it, so hear goes… As I look around the economic landscape in the United States and see a climate where not only home prices … Continue reading
I noticed an interesting phenomenon the other day on a 200 mile drive back from the Oregon coast to Seattle that I would like to share with you and then discuss the potential implications for innovation success. Now let me … Continue reading
I had coffee with a clever marketing and sales consultant recently and one of the topics we discussed was the impact of location on a group’s ability to innovate. At the time we spoke about getting people to think in … Continue reading
In the quest to unlock innovation in organizations, it may be beneficial or even mandatory to learn how to unlock the internal children in our employees. I’m sure we can all remember as children being told “don’t” do this or … Continue reading