Monthly Archives: March 2012

Following the Line to Innovation

OK, it may not really be an innovation, but I appreciated the following operational efficiency anyway: Going to check out of the Hilton New York City, there was a queue in spite of the several available kiosks and multiple employees … Continue reading

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Retained Innovation

As a provider of innovation coaching services along with innovation training and speaking, I try to talk to as many other fellow practitioners as my schedule allows to keep abreast of what others are experiencing and doing. What I have … Continue reading

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Innovation Perspectives – Insights and Execution

This is the seventh of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we published in 2009 from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is my perspective: For my money, the most … Continue reading

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Innovation Requires Diagonal Thinking

The outcome of a back and forth of a dialog on Twitter with Scramray E. Pinkus generated a lovely quote worth sharing: “Innovating is like thinking diagonally. A perfect combination of both linear and lateral.” – Scramray E. Pinkus (@Easelton) … Continue reading

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Food Innovation Sighting – Doritos Tacos

I don’t typically frequent fast food restaurant chains, but today I did, and I had a food innovation sighting for my trouble. I stopped by the local Kentucky Fried Chicken (KFC) and Taco Bell combination store and as I was … Continue reading

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Innovating Through Downturns

While most individuals and organizations natural reaction to an economic downturn is fear and retrenchment, they also present a time of great opportunity. Where would Microsoft be if they hadn’t continued investing through the downturn of the early 90’s? Microsoft … Continue reading

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Interview with Retired President X

I had lunch in 2009 with the recently-retired president of a multi-billion dollar company and had a great conversation about innovation, leadership, and culture. The insights are still relevant and he enjoys his private life so I won’t be naming … Continue reading

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Did you like Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire?

My book Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire has gotten a lot of great reviews on Amazon already, and several likes, and an increasing number of companies are buying it in bulk to help set a common language of innovation in their … Continue reading

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The Nine Innovation Roles

I’m seeing an increasing number of articles about innovation personalities and the like, and I’m a firm believer that it’s not personalities that matter so much when it comes to innovation, it’s the roles that we play in making innovation … Continue reading

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Innovation Can Come From Anyone

“Innovation can come from anyone, but it is required from everyone for an organization to remain successful.” Or taken another way: “Innovation can come from anywhere, but you must be looking everywhere to find it.” Innovation comes from good listening, … Continue reading

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