Author Archives: Braden Kelley

About Braden Kelley

Braden Kelley is a Human-Centered Design, Innovation and Transformation consultant, a popular innovation speaker, workshop leader, and creator of the Human-Centered Change™ methodology. He is the author of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire from John Wiley & Sons and Charting Change from Palgrave Macmillan. Braden has been advising companies since 1996, while living and working in England, Germany, and the United States. Braden is a US Navy veteran and earned his MBA from top-rated London Business School. Follow him on Linkedin, Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Is innovation everyone’s job?

EPISODE SEVEN – Ask the Consultant Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE SEVEN of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE SEVEN seeks to answer a strategic question that many innovation leaders struggle with: “Is … Continue reading

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Five Lessons I Learned as an Accidental Entrepreneur

You don’t have to start a business to learn from my journey. I like think of myself as an accidental entrepreneur. I originally set out to make innovation insights accessible for the greater good. But, nearly 15 years after publishing … Continue reading

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After Hours with Mauro Porcini – PepsiCo’s First Chief Design Officer

A short while ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Mauro Porcini, SVP & Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo, a multi-billion-dollar American corporation with more than 250,000 employees. It is the second largest food and beverage company in … Continue reading

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Mask of the Road Warrior – The Xupermask

WILL.I.AM and Honeywell have collaborated to bring the Xupermask to market. What is the Xupermask? It’s probably easiest to describe the Xupermask as equal parts: health & safety equipment, personal electronics, and fashion statement. At its heart the Xupermask is … Continue reading

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Zoom Tutorial – Amazing New PowerPoint Background Feature

EPISODE SIX – Ask the Consultant Today in EPISODE SIX of Ask the Consultant, host Braden Kelley shows you how to take advantage of an amazing new Zoom feature that lets you easily create compelling videos with PowerPoint slides over … Continue reading

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The Rise of Employee Relationship Management (ERM)

What’s in a name? From the early days when HR was referred to as workforce management or personnel management, to the emergence of scientific management and labor unions, the practice of human resources has been constantly evolving. The name for … Continue reading

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An Innovation Evangelist Can Increase Your Reputation and Innovation Velocity

Building upon my popular article Rise of the Evangelist, I wanted to create an article for the global innovation community focused specifically on the importance of the innovation evangelist role. In my previous article I defined five different types of … Continue reading

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Healthcare Jugaad Innovation of a 17-Year-Old

Jugaad Innovation is an innovation subspecialty focused on designing inventions that are intentionally frugal and flexible in order to be more accessible to the entire world. As a result, a lot of jugaad innovation occurs in the developing world. Some … Continue reading

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New Capability Mapping Tools for Business Architects

Despite already investing more than one million dollars in the new intellectual property included in the Change Planning Toolkit™, I will continue to take your feedback and invest in creating new tools that make the toolkit even more valuable for … Continue reading

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Starbucks Upgrading the Last Minute of the Mobile Ordering Journey

Starbucks is definitely regarded as an innovator in the mobile commerce and loyalty space. Starbucks was one of the first retailers (2008) to successfully introduce a card-based loyalty program with broad adoption – the Starbucks card – which not only … Continue reading

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