Monthly Archives: October 2011

Anti-Conventional Thinking (ACT)

Have you tried brainstorming, ideas campaigns, crowdsourcing and other idea generation activities only to be disappointed by the results? Does it seem most corporate brainstorm sessions generate little more than pat phrases comprising the management’s favorite buzz words? Does your idea management system fill up largely with predictable ideas that at best might result in incremental innovations? If so, you ...

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Utilizing Scarcity to Create Innovative Thinking

There’s agreement: new thinking is needed for innovation. And for those that have tried, there’s agreement that it’s hard. It’s hard to create new thinking, to let go of what is, to see the same old things as new, to see resources where others see nothing. But there are some tricks to force new thinking, to help squeeze it out ...

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Everyone's a Genius, But …

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If you want to create a culture of innovation in your organization, make sure you are matching people to projects that have passion for and have enough competence to succeed in. If you’re sensing that “things” aren’t going all that well, it may be due to the fact that you’ve got fish climbing trees. Your task? Find a pond for ...

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Innovation is the Opposite of Insanity

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Today, a light hearted post in which I get to quote two of my favorite philosophers – Jimmy Buffet and Albert Einstein. Buffet write in Changes in Latitudes that if we can’t laugh we’ll all go insane. Einstein said that insanity was doing the same things over and over again and expecting different results. If Buffet and Einstein, both highly ...

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