Monthly Archives: November 2009

Open Innovation Starts With A Why

A journalist recently asked me how companies should get started with open innovation. I replied as below: First ask this question: Why do we want open innovation? Many people believe open innovation is the Holy Grail and they just jump aboard without asking why open innovation is relevant to them. An answer to the why question should show an understanding ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Paint by Numbers

This is the fourth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is Mark Turrell’s perspective: by Mark Turrell Current Misconceptions of Innovation: Time to Paint by the Numbers Innovation is such a broad term, and can be used ...

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Innovate or Die – Tactics #73-114 of 114

If the numbering in this post doesn’t seem to jive with yesterday’s, that’s because the list of 110 tactics seems to have grown in the course of the week; we’ve adjusted accordingly. Adhocracy. Love It or Leave It. Projects “emerge.” Recall “spontaneous discovery process,” our item #3. Most projects invent themselves, rather than being the product of a formal planning ...

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21 Great Innovation Methods

How hard is it to innovate? Not once but over and over? How can you repeatedly implement great new products, processes or services? Continuous innovation is not easy and if you keep using the same method you will experience diminishing results. Try innovating how you innovate by employing some of these ideas. Copy someone else’s idea. One of the best ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Five Misconceptions of Innovation

This is the third of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is Jim Estill’s perspective: by Jim Estill The five most common misconceptions of innovation include: 1.In order for an innovation to succeed, it must be dramatically different ...

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Time for Innovation in Trains?

Warren Buffet Is Betting His Farm Investing In A 190 Years Old Innovation Platform by Idris Mootee I love trains. I remember how happy I was when my Dad bought me the first expensive German made Minitrix train set (I was about 8). I was fascinated for months by different freight and passenger trains and had the catalog under the ...

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CEO, Entrepreneur, or Both?

Entrepreneur, CEO or Both? Which hat, or hats do you wear? CEO…that title sounds good doesn’t it? Okay, so you founded the company, but does that mean you should also be the chief executive? Did you bestow the title upon yourself simply because you had the authority to do so, or are you the right person for the job? Perhaps ...

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Innovation Perspectives – The Power to Innovate

This is the second of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation?’. Now, here is Holly Green’s perspective: by Holly G. Green What is the most dangerous current misconception in innovation? …that innovation can only be done by a few, naturally ...

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Innovation at TEDx NASA

This past Friday I had 6 minutes to share a message about innovation with the world at TEDx NASA. It was a fantastic event with 29 speakers, authors, musicians, aerospace engineers, a neuroscientist and more. 1,700 people were in attendance and it is reported that nearly 100,000 people watched via video streaming on the internet. Given that my typical speech ...

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Joining, Talking and Participating

Want credibility with a set of prospective customers? Want to be accepted as one of them, as a part of their tribe? It takes more than just joining their club. It takes more than just speaking their language, and talking at them. To be accepted today, you have to participate. Participation means two-way communication, in an authentic manner, on a ...

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