Author Archives: Jesse Nieminen

About Jesse Nieminen

Jesse Nieminen is the Co-founder and Chairman at Viima. Viima is the most widely used and highest rated innovation management software in the world. He’s passionate about helping leaders drive innovation in their organizations and frequently writes on the topic, usually in Viima’s blog.

The Leader’s Guide to Making Innovation Happen

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen Many would-be innovators obsess over ideas, wait for inspiration to strike, and believe that with the right idea, success can miraculously come overnight. However, as we’ve written before, that’s just not going to happen. In … Continue reading

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Impact of Cultural Differences on Innovation

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen The effects of cultural differences for innovation are an interesting and extremely multifaceted topic. For most of us, it probably goes without saying that cross-cultural and multicultural capabilities are crucial in today’s globalized and hyperconnected … Continue reading

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A Guide to Organizing Innovation

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen I recently read a couple of excellent articles by Nick Skillicorn, and Prof. Rita McGrath where both discuss the challenges and intricacies involved in structuring and governing innovation within a large organization. This is a … Continue reading

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Innovation and the Scientific Method

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen Most large organizations are led and managed very systematically, and they pride themselves on that. Managers and leaders within those organizations are usually smart, educated, and want to make data-driven, evidence-based decisions. However, when it … Continue reading

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Discipline Has a Role in Innovation

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen Innovation is, without a doubt, a creative endeavor. However, many people still think it’s all about creativity. There’s a magical a-ha moment, and the rest is history. Well, as we’ve explained before, that’s just not … Continue reading

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Scaling Innovation – The What, Why, and How

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen Given that innovation is responsible for roughly 85% of economic growth, it’s without a doubt a pretty big deal for the success of both individual organizations, as well as for the society at large. However, … Continue reading

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Where Do Innovation Strategies Usually Go Wrong?

GUEST POST from Jesse Nieminen Innovation strategy is a common source of anxiety for many innovation managers: they always want one, but few think their organization has a clearly defined one. However, the good news is that innovation strategy is … Continue reading

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