Tag Archives: Insights

Get Social with Your Innovation

If your organization is struggling to sustain its innovation efforts, then I hope you will do the following things. Find the purpose and passion that everyone can rally around. Create the flexibility necessary to deal with the constant change that … Continue reading




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Ten Reasons to Hire an Innovation Keynote Speaker

Innovation Keynote Speakers are often misunderstood, maligned, and underutilized. We have all been to many conferences, and heard many good (and bad) keynote and session speakers with a variety of styles (all of which are perfectly acceptable), including: 1. The … Continue reading




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Building a Global Sensing Network – Revisited

When I first wrote about Building a Global Sensing Network I wrote in the specific context of the war for innovation and the need to make sure you’re fighting it outside your organization — not inside. We looked at how … Continue reading




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Accelerating Innovation Requires Accelerating Knowledge and Insight

Okay, I admit it, I came across the History Channel’s series Ancient Aliens recently and I’m intrigued, mostly because it is fascinating (and frightening) to me how long it takes to develop true knowledge and insight, but how quickly it … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – June 9, 2012

“The real challenge, therefore, is to turn innovation from a buzzword into a systemic and widely distributed capability. It has to be woven into the everyday fabric of the company just like any other organizational capability, such as quality, or … Continue reading




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The Code for Successful Innovation

I had the opportunity to attend the Front End of Innovation a couple of years ago in Boston and of the three days of sessions, I have to say that unlike most people, my favorite session was that of Dr. … Continue reading




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Innovation Quotes of the Day – June 2, 2012

“Visionary people are visionary partly because of the very great many things they don’t see.” – Berkeley Rice “To innovate for the future present, you must maintain the flexibility to tweak branding and messaging (and even the product or service … 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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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 – April 20, 2012

“The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, and the solution comes to you, and you don’t know how or why.” – Albert Einstein … Continue reading




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