Monthly Archives: February 2011

Three Circles for Open Innovation

The more I work on the intersection of social media tools and open innovation, it becomes clearer to me that companies need a multi-target approach on efforts in this intersection. One reason is that most open innovation efforts lie in three different circles. There is often a significant overlap, but we still need to look at each of them separately. ...

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January's Top Ten Innovation and Marketing Articles

Last year I experimented with a Top Ten list at the beginning of each month, profiling the ten posts from the previous month that generated the most traffic to Blogging Innovation, and people seemed to like it. So, without further ado, here are January’s ten most popular innovation or marketing posts: 45 Great Innovation Tweeters – by Braden Kelley Social ...

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The Cult of Seven for Innovation

Recently I was going through my files and was amazed how the use of ‘seven’ came up to form some sort of magic ‘seven’ framework. I’m not sure if we can blame this all on the “seven wonders of the world” but ‘seven’ has some magic perhaps when it also comes to listing. Is it because our attention span can’t ...

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Reflection – The Art of Hansei

Around this time of year, most of us, and our businesses, tend to slow down just a bit from the normal dawn-to-dusk mad dash. We smile a bit more. We wave people in before us in traffic, and let others with less in their shopping carts go first in the grocery store. And we reflect. When I was working with ...

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How Saying 'No' Can Help you Get to 'Yes'

What happens when you say no? More often than not, in a business context, you end up getting what you want. It’s a wonder more of us don’t use no more often. Of course, reality isn’t that easy. We all want to please, make our customers happy, get the job done. If we keep saying yes, we’ll close the deal. ...

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