Monthly Archives: July 2012

Veracity Required for Innovation Success

A recent post by Jeffrey Phillips titled Velocity is the Only Innovation Outcome That Matters sparked respectful disagreement inside me. I believe that when it comes to innovation, veracity is more important than velocity. Let’s look at the definition of … Continue reading

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The Adopted Child of Innovation

Innovation is everywhere. Or at least the word is. CEOs talk about innovation, every technology company claims to be innovative (or to want innovative employees) and now we’re even seeing advertisements on television talk about innovation. Even Nissan, which has … Continue reading

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Would you rather get an MBA or start a business?

I came across the infographic that I thought was interesting and thought I would share about the cost of an MBA and whether it is worth it. As a career switcher, getting an MBA helped me change the direction of … Continue reading

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New White Paper on External Talent Strategies

Following on the heels of a recent thought leadership webinar (link to recording) on the same topic, this white paper explores the intersection of talent management and open innovation strategies. The paper dives into why having an external talent strategy … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Sustainable – Part 4 of 4

Click on Part 1 or Part 2 or Part 3 if you missed them Innovation Is Social These quotes from John Hagel’s article are important because they reinforce the notion that innovation is a social activity. While many people give … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Sustainable – Part 3 of 4

Click on Part 1 or Part 2 if you missed them Purpose and Passion Ultimately, successful and sustainable innovation is all about purpose and passion. The people in your organization have to be clear on what the purpose of the … Continue reading

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Rise of the Social Business Architect

The world is changing and needs Social Business Architects. Gone is the epoch of the passive consumer, now customers want a say. At the same time, the quest for survival and growth is causing companies to stop looking at suppliers … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Sustainable – Part 2 of 4

If you missed Part 1, you can find it here If You Want Systemic Innovation, You Need Systems to Manage It If you are really serious about creating sustainable innovation in your organization and engaging more than just a handful … Continue reading

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Making Innovation Sustainable – Part 1 of 4

Key Dangers: Viewing innovation as a temporary, extraordinary effort in response to a crisis, or pursuing innovation as a competitive response. Treating innovation as the domain of only the R & D or Marketing department, or some other subgroup. Treating … Continue reading

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Harnessing the Global Talent Pool to Accelerate Innovation

In this webinar hosted by Innocentive I explore how organizations can utilize open innovation and crowdsourcing resources as an essential talent management strategy to drive their business. You can engage me to create a webinar or white paper for your … Continue reading

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