Monthly Archives: May 2012

Narrowing the Widening American Skills Gap

Employers today are having trouble finding good workers and resent having to train them after the educational system is done with them. The skills gap – the difference between the skills needed on the job and those possessed by the … Continue reading




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Trendspotting Trifecta

‘Who should be responsible (if anyone) for trend-spotting and putting emerging behaviors and needs into context for a business?’ I believe this question should really be broken up because there are three VERY different (and incredibly important) pursuits intermingled here: … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 31, 2012

“Every bursted bubble has a glory! Each abysmal failure makes a point! Every glowing path that goes astray, shows you how to find a better way. So every time you stumble never grumble. Next time you’ll bumble even less! For … Continue reading




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Educating Tomorrow’s Workforce

Not much has changed since 2010 when on Blogging Innovation (which has now become Innovation Excellence) we asked the following question as part of a series of Innovation Perspectives: What product or sector is in desperate need of innovation?‘. Here … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 30, 2012

“Leaders need to ambidextrous and have the range to move through the organization to connect the dots of innovation. Most organizations have tremendous innovation capabilities concentrated in businesses or locations but often lack high practiced leaders who can move between … Continue reading




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UPDATE – Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tool

I am proud to announce that my crowdfunding project over on IndieGoGo for the Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tool has already received support from EIGHT people to get the project off to a strong start. There are still lots … Continue reading




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Innovating for Fun and Social Good

I came across this a while back on sitsite.com’s blog, use it in some of my speeches, and had to share it. After all, we could all use a little more fun in our lives, and if some social good … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 29, 2012

“If you get people to ‘freely’ talk about innovation, its importance, its impact and can ‘paint’ the future in broad brush strokes, they achieve a growing clarity and enthusiasm and that often missing critical component – a sense of shared … Continue reading




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Innovation – Marketing versus Engineering

What are the roadblocks and critical relationships between marketing and engineering in the cause of advancing innovation? Let me start off by recommending that you watch the movie I’ve embedded, as it does a great job of describing how there … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 28, 2012

“The more successful an organization becomes the bigger it gets. The bigger it gets the more it focuses on optimizing its resources. The more it optimizes it resources the more it eliminates variation. Innovation requires variation. We have seen the … Continue reading




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