Monthly Archives: February 2011

13 Great Creative Meeting Places

You have to love when someone “makes your case” – that is – says or supports something you believe in as well. A recent post by Seth Godin makes the case that space matters. This supports what I call the 3Ps of brainstorming and strategy meetings: people, process, and place. The most successful and productive meetings are a result of ...

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The Role of Humor in Innovation

Holmes and Watson are on a camping trip. In the middle of the night Holmes wakes up and gives Dr. Watson a nudge. “Watson,” he says, “look up in the sky and tell me what you see.” “I see millions of stars, Holmes,” says Watson. “And what do you conclude from that, Watson?” Watson thinks for a moment, “Well,” he ...

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Blogging Innovation for Kindle and iPhone

Do you have an Amazon Kindle or Kindle DX? Or, do you have an Apple iPhone? Well, now you can receive Blogging Innovation on your Amazon Kindle or Apple iPhone, including 2-4 articles a day from: Rowan Gibson Stephen Shapiro Braden Kelley Tom Peters Matthew E May Kevin Roberts And dozens of other authors! Who will be the next to ...

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Four Roles for Your Innovation Team

Here’s a persistent innovation management question: is it better to have a dedicated team responsible for innovation, or should this responsibility be distributed throughout your entire organization? The best answer depends on your circumstances. But if you set up a dedicated team, it’s important to consider what role you want them to play. There are four different roles that a ...

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The Most Innovative Passenger Ship Ever

The legendary ocean liner S.S. United States was in the news today when it was announced that the preservationist group S.S. United States Conservatory will officially become the owner of the ship, buying it for $3 million from cruise-line operator NCL Group. The ship, which hasn’t sailed since 1969, has bounced from from owner to owner during that 40 year ...

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Quora and Knowledge Management

This question was posted on Quora, “In 10 words or less, what is Quora?” My answer: “Powerful application of crowdsourcing and social networking to knowledge management” Knowledge Management (aka “KM”) is a field that I don’t have personal experience in. It’s supposed to be practices, processes and systems where valuable knowledge of workers is collected and made available for others. ...

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Reinventing the Arts in the UK

I posted two whiteboard videos towards the end of last year – audio lectures on fascinating subjects combined with quirky, fun illustrations of the innovative concepts being discussed that unfold in real time while you watch, see here and here. These simple but compelling pieces are perfect examples of how sisomo works. The website of the 254-year-old Royal Society for ...

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Has America Lost its Innovation Edge?

Recently, Norm Augustine wrote an article for Forbes entitled Danger: America is losing its edge in innovation. In the article Augustine cites a number of factors, such as the often Tweeted fact that US consumers spend more on potato chips than the government does in Energy Research and Development. He also points to the fact that science and engineering are ...

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Southwest Airlines Social Media Strategy

Lessons for All Organizations by Mike Brown Southwest Airlines Communication Specialist Laurel Moffat spoke on the airline’s successful social media strategy at a January 25 Kansas City American Marketing Association lunch event. While the presentation was overly heavy on how many fans and followers Southwest Airlines has, underneath, there were many beneficial insights and lessons only a brand experienced in ...

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