Monthly Archives: June 2010

Innovation Perspectives – Turnaround Innovation

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This is the fourth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: Three Real Lessons (plus One) for Turnaround Innovation by Mike Brown What three specific things ...

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Innovation is About Behavior

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I just read an interesting article in the Wall Street Journal on how the video game industry prepares to launch new technology-based developments such as new motion-based controllers. In the article, we are told that one of the biggest challenges for the video game industry is the rise of free or cheap games on mobile phones and social networks. Consumers ...

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The Authenticity Gap

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The Authenticity Gap – that should be the title of my next book. I May Not Get Many Serious Readers. How About “Authenticiy Without Commitment”? Well, I don’t think I have time to write another book, it takes me almost 5 weeks last time. I guess I will need at least 8 weeks. But no. May be a blog post, ...

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Innovation Perspectives – A Three-Legged Stool

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This is the third of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Paul Sloane Three things your organization can do to become more innovative: Set goals ...

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It's the One You Don't See That'll Kill You

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How widely do you plan for a different future? Do you think British Petroleaum’s (BP’s) engineers and managers knew there was a chance of a major problem coming from deep water drilling? It seems illogical to think they didn’t know the chance existed. Yet, they seemed pretty ill-prepared for the problem. As did the federal government agencies and responders – ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Truth Serum

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This is the second of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What are three specific actions that a non-innovative company can take to become more innovative?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: Creativity is not top priority for the emergence of an innovation culture by Yann Cramer ...

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Targeting the Hidden Buyer

If I ran a bath & body shop, I’d probably market hard to men. I wouldn’t create products for men. But I’d work hard to get them to come and buy from my shop. I’d make it super-easy for them to delight their wives, girlfriends, daughters, sisters, mothers and other important women in their lives. I’d launch a wish list ...

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Ideation Do's and Don'ts

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There is a right way and a wrong way to run a brainstorm or ideation meeting. A little preparation pays dividends. It is very important to separate the two phases of the meeting. The first part of the meeting is idea generation when you use divergent thinking. The second part is idea selection when you use convergent thinking. Here are ...

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