Monthly Archives: April 2012

Please Help Pick Nine Innovation Roles Card Design

We are in the final day of the CrowdSpring $500 design contest for designing the Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck. Once I pick a winner then I will need to pick a printer for the large format cards. There are … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 30, 2012

“Albert Einstein wrote, ‘Everybody is a genius! But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid!’ We are all capable of doing one thing better … Continue reading




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Free Innovation Keynote May 2nd in Seattle

On May 2nd I will be the keynote innovation speaker for the Invista Performance Solutions launch event in Seattle, WA (well, Mercer Island actually). Invista is a partnership of Northwest Colleges dedicated to providing high quality workforce training to meet … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 29, 2012

“If you go into a bar in most places in America and even say the word poetry, you’ll probably get beaten up. But poetry is a really strong, beautiful form to me, and a lot of innovation in language comes … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 28, 2012

“Cutting the deficit by gutting our investments in innovation and education is like lightening an overloaded airplane by removing its engine. It may make you feel like you’re flying high at first, but it won’t take long before you feel … Continue reading




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Nine Innovation Roles Card Deck Coming Soon

People have been asking me to do more with The Nine Innovation Roles since I started speaking about them at conferences and events around the world, and now I am finally doing something to answer these requests. I am pleased … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 27, 2012

“If you put fences around people, you get sheep.” – William McKnight (former CEO of 3M) “For people without passion and talent, information has no value.” – Jef Staes “We must find a way to strike a balance between what … Continue reading




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Free Innovation Keynote May 1st in Tacoma

On May 1st I will be the keynote innovation speaker for the Invista Performance Solutions launch event in Tacoma, WA. Invista is a partnership of Northwest Colleges dedicated to providing high quality workforce training to meet and exceed client expectations. … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – April 26, 2012

“The thing you push against is the thing that lifts you up.” – From a Delta Airlines advertisement “Mommy, how come Daddy is not out in the garage inventing things if he is in innovation” – My 7 year old … Continue reading




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Innovation Not Allowed on Kickstarter?

I’m in the throes of bringing The Nine Innovation Roles to life in an interactive card game for use in workshops and team meetings, and as someone who writes about harnessing external talent, it only made sense that I should … Continue reading




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