Monthly Archives: May 2012

Managing Innovation is about Managing Change

Innovation is about change. Companies that successfully innovate in a repeatable fashion have one thing in common – they are good at managing change. Now, change comes from many sources, but when it comes to innovation, the main sources are … Continue reading

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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 27, 2012

“So healthy paranoia is the friend of innovation. Complacency is the enemy – be ruthless in driving it out of your business.” – Kevin McFarthing “There are Nine Innovation Roles that need to be filled on every innovation project team, … Continue reading

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Who should own innovation?

When I think about who should ‘own’ or manage innovation, and where it should reside in an organization, I believe the answer is obviously “It depends.” There cannot be a single answer for these questions because every organization’s strategy and … Continue reading

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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 26, 2012

“Senior leaders, who are typically charged with the efficient operation of the enterprise and rewarded as such, don’t fully understand how specific practices produce or destroy the value of innovation. As a result they often put the wrong people in … Continue reading

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Announcing the Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tool

I am proud to announce the availability of the Nine Innovation Roles Group Diagnostic Tool for pre-order as part of my crowdfunding project over on IndieGoGo. There you will find lots of great perks available including discounts on the Nine … Continue reading

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Directed Innovation for Strategic Success

It seems like every organization has a vision and a mission statement, and some even have mantra’s. My personal innovation mantra is to make innovation and marketing insights accessible for the greater good. At the same time organizations are creating … Continue reading

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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 25, 2012

“Success doesn’t necessarily come from breakthrough innovation but from flawless execution. A great strategy alone won’t win a game or a battle; the win comes from basic blocking and tackling.” – Naveen Jain “Innovation is a team sport and everyone … Continue reading

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Keep Your Innovation Nerve

It is much easier to lose your nerve than it is to regain it, so better not to lose it in the first place. I have lost my nerve before and made decisions I regretted for a long time after … Continue reading

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Are You Innovating for the Past or the Future?

I had the opportunity to meet and chat with local ethnographic researcher Cynthia DuVal about the role of ethnographic research in the innovation process, and she shared an insight that I thought I would share with the rest of you. … Continue reading

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Innovation Quotes of the Day – May 24, 2012

“We have a moral obligation to invent new technologies. What if Mozart had been born before the violin and harpsichord?” – Kevin Kelly “For whatever reason it may be easier for humans to ascribe innovation to one person (Steve Jobs, … Continue reading

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