Monthly Archives: June 2012

Innovation is Up in the Air

A while back on the drive home from the Seattle-Tacoma airport (SEA) after a trip where I served as an innovation speaker at an event, I noticed a large building by the side of the freeway advertising Indoor Sky Diving. … Continue reading


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Steve Jobs is Dead – Whither innovation at Apple?

Steve Jobs lost his battle against pancreatic cancer. Surely this is a huge loss for his family and friends, for the fans and employees of Apple, and for the business world as a whole because he was one of its … Continue reading


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Embedding Innovation

Distributing Innovation Knowledge for Innovation Success Is innovation in your organization a project? Or are you trying to embed innovation into your organization as a new core competency? Is innovation part of the new business as usual you are trying … Continue reading


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Innovation in the Fairway

Twenty three year old inventor Arnold Du Toit last year was named Britain’s best young entrepreneur by PC World Business for the Rolley. Here is some background information about Arnold from the announcement: “Arnold started his firm when he was … Continue reading


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No Time to Innovate

Take an Innovation Vacation A popular set of questions that I get asked repeatedly by clients and audience members includes the following: We know we need to innovate, but who has time? How do companies balance the day to day … Continue reading


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Innovator Lifetime Value

By now, if you’re in marketing you’re probably familiar with the concept of customer lifetime value. Put simply, it’s the idea that a customer is worth to the organization not just the value of a single transaction, but the collection … Continue reading


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VIDEO – Mobilizing Your Innovation Army

In collaboration with IIR and the Back End of Innovation conference, I hosted a webinar last year titled ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army’ examining how organizations can engage the hearts, minds, and eyes of employees into the innovation efforts of the … Continue reading


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An Innovation Eclipse

The failure of Solyndra – a United States solar energy venture backed by $535 million in federal loan guarantees drew the ire of many people concerned with the state of the federal budget deficit and the growing national debt. But … Continue reading


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Innovation is All About Value

I’ve been talking for a while now in my speeches how crucial value is to innovation. It is no consequence as a result that value sits at the center of my definition of innovation: Innovation transforms the useful seeds of … Continue reading


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Innovation Interview with Scott Cook of Intuit

This is the first of a series of video and text interviews with innovation leaders at a range of companies that are seeking to create innovation excellence in their organizations. This interview, and many others with innovation leaders from trailblazing … Continue reading


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