Monthly Archives: June 2009

Vote Now – Innovation Insight Contest


In honor of the impact that Twitter has in democratizing information, Blogging Innovation is awarding a copy of the only business book I know of with a green cover – “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield – and a quick winner’s profile on this blog, to the winner of the innovation insight contest. Vote for your favorite innovation insight before 23:59 GMT ...

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Importance of Recognition to Innovation Success


Interview – Adrian Gostick of “The Carrot Principle” I had the opportunity to interview Adrian Gostick, one of the co-authors of “The Carrot Principle” about the importance of recognition to successful innovation efforts. Because innovation comes most often from engaged employees, recognition is key to moving employees from marking time to making innovation. My book review of “The Carrot Principle” ...

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Innovation in Education


Teaching Moves Beyond the Classroom Somewhat surprisingly, and despite huge advances in technology and communications, very little has changed in the way we teach – either in formal educational settings or in the world of work. Whereas the ways we learn and access knowledge in our day-to-day lives are almost entirely informal, the vast majority of teaching is still done ...

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140char Innovation Insight Contest


In honor of the impact that Twitter has in democratizing information, I’d like to give everyone a chance to win a copy of the only business book I know of with a green cover – “Rethink” by Ric Merrifield. The rules for entering the contest are simple. Send us your favorite innovation insight in 140 characters or less* via one ...

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Conferences 3.0


To get the latest thinking and network with their peers, managers used to jump on a plane and go to an industry trade show or conference. Now with the Internet and Social Networks, managers can do a lot of the same things right from their desk. Conferences and trade shows are facing disruption from blogs, webinars, and social media. The ...

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Innovation Through Design Thinking

Here is another video from Tim Brown of IDEO, this one is “Innovation Through Design Thinking” from a visit to MIT (skip ahead three minutes if you’re pressed for time): According to IDEO, Design Thinking is a human-centered approach to innovation. This video highlights how companies use design thinking in their businesses, from Motorola thinking about strategy to P&G thinking ...

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My View on Crowdsourcing Published on


Helen Walters, Business Week’s Editor for Innovation and Design, recently gathered opinions on crowdsourcing, via Twitter. I replied with a quote via email and Business Week published it recently with a dozen others. Here’s mine: You can find the whole slide show here. “The future of crowdsourcing will be as an integrated and required part of the front end of ...

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incentive2innovate Conference Wrapup


I just returned from a great experience at the incentive2innovate conference at the United Nations in New York City. Hosting the conference at the United Nations seemed appropriate given that it was a gathering of people who are trying to change the world. The percentage of people representing non-profits and social capitalist organizations was much higher than I expected, and ...

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