Monthly Archives: August 2010

Google Needs a Reset

Now Facebook Places. Next Facebook Faces. Then Facebook Realtime Mobile Directory? by Idris Mootee Working on social strategies for very cool companies often includes looking at their competition and coopetition. In the world of business strategy and competition, friends can become enemies overnight. Google is definitely not happy with the idea that Facebook is sitting there with 500 million users ...

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The Open Innovation Imperative

Learning From Above by Robert F. Brands When the brightest minds across disparate industries gather to discuss open innovation, parallel – and completely fresh – thinking can emerge. Two days spent at this month’s World Research Group Open Innovation Summit among the best-of-breed innovation leaders in the space revealed consensus on the imperative for open innovation. From Fortune 100 corporations ...

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Don't Believe the Innovation Hype

There are some strange rumors circulating out there that I’ve written a book. Before these rumors spin out of control, I thought I should address you, the loyal and valued readers of Blogging Innovation, and set the record straight. I have not written a novel, an autobiography, or a tell-all book. Let us be clear. Despite what some people might ...

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Innovation Phooey

“We’d love to innovate, but we just don’t have the resources – everyone’s just too busy on more important projects”…. I can’t tell you the number of times I’ve recently heard this from both clients and prospects that I’ve been put in front of in the last few months. There’s a general impression that Innovation in itself is a separate ...

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Tiny Things Make Us Happy

(and Convince Us to Buy) by Glen Stansberry My wife and I live in a modest two room apartment. We drive a used car, don’t eat out a lot, and we have a solid budget that we (usually) stick to. Yet there are still a few things that we splurge on. For example, instead of buying regular plastic carton milk, ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Innovation From the Inside Out

This is the second of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What do you consider the most important single development in innovation methodology?’. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Kathy Robison If your company is following suit in a growing trend and starting an innovation campaign, ...

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One Simple Action Can Change Your Life

Recently, a number of people have asked me how I became an author and professional speaker. I reflected upon it and realized that it all started with one simple action. And maybe, to make major change happen, that’s all you need: one small move. The year was 1993. I was a relatively junior person at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture). I ...

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Why do we miss disruptive innovations?

It’s a good innovation story because it reminds us that experts can’t be relied upon to pick the significance of breakthrough ideas and technologies. We become experts through extensive training in how to see the world in a particular way. Experts don’t choose to see the world in a particular way. Instead, the paradigm is a deeply ingrained set of language and mental models.

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Innovation Perspectives – A Contrarian View

This is the first of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on ‘What do you consider the most important single development in innovation methodology?’. Here is the initial perspective in the series: by Mike Dalton What if I told you there wasn’t one? Now, don’t get me wrong—there’s a list ...

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