Monthly Archives: April 2011

Time for a First Quarter Checkup

Spring has sprung (according to the calendar, anyway) and April is upon us. For those who operate according to the calendar year, that means its time for an end-of-quarter checkup in regards to the strategic plan. More specifically, it means we should begin asking questions like: Are we making progress towards the goal? Is it still visible? What are we ...

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Stage and Screen Can Co-Exist

L’illuminé enlightens the age of technology from the dawn of industrial revolution by Yann Cramer Yesterday evening I went to an unusual play at the Dejazet theater in Paris. Half of it is on stage, the other half on a giant screen. One actor runs the show, jumping from stage to screen with near perfection. Yet, as he crosses the ...

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Who should appear on Innovation Excellence?

Dear Blogging Innovation community, A new micro-site is up as a placeholder for the upcoming transformation of Blogging Innovation into an innovation destination and we’re about to enter the home stretch in our quest to build a stronger global innovation community. We’ve posted five short surveys to ask you the innovation community about what you would like to see in ...

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Why Innovators are Never the Popular Kids

As a people, we tend to group ourselves into tribes or communities that accept our foibles and issues and often reflect them. Perhaps no place is more representative of this fact than high school. Some of my favorite movies are about high school: Sixteen Candles, Fast Times at Ridgemont High, The Breakfast Club and so on. The reason: everything falls ...

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Key Employees – Asset or Liability

What is a key employee, and who is worthy of such a title? Much has been written on the subject of key employees, and in my opinion most of it flat misses the mark. In fact, I’ll go so far as to say that what most people refer to as key employees are not really assets, but rather large contingent ...

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My Idea is a Bad Idea

There seems to have been a lot of discussion around the innovation blogs recently about who is allowed to innovate; tapping into the creativity of everybody; allowing people to run with their ideas; and making sure that idea selection doesn’t just happen at the top of the business.  The implication is that the originators of the idea should “own” the ...

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Do You Practice Intuition in Secret?

If So, Do You Know Where It Comes From? by Idris Mootee Do you trust your intuition? And if so why? Intuition is most practiced and least understood. And why some people are betting at it and some not? Can intuition be rational and strategic? Is there something called ‘strategic intuition?’ What makes your intuition strategic and mine not? Most ...

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Five Things Needed to Manage Innovation

Sometimes I wonder whether innovation actually can be managed. If this is the case, I wonder why the return on investments and the innovation output is so low at so many companies. Could it be that innovation is more about luck and timing than ever before? The reason for this being the fast pace of change that we have in ...

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The Bank of Facebook

How will Facebook and the global economy interact in the future? There has been much speculation recently about the role Facebook Credits could play in becoming a global virtual currency, and even the possibility of Facebook becoming a bank. In many ways, it already is becoming a bank – just not in the traditional sense. Facebook is harnessing the power ...

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