Monthly Archives: January 2012

Four Key Innovation Contradictions

Why is it that something as important as innovation should be so fraught with contradictions? Today, as I was leading an innovation training class for a client, I stopped to think about the number and variety of contradictions that are embodied in successful innovation. In fact these contradictions are what make innovation so difficult.

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Insight Trumps Knowledge

Most of us spend our lives pursuing knowledge when what we really need is insight. Throughout our education and our careers we strive to learn things that we hope will bring us success. While knowledge is certainly important, a great insight will beat it every time.

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Chief Innovation Officer's Agenda

I tend to not like offering up checklists as blog posts, you know those one hundred and one ideas for this or that, although I have to admit I like collecting them as a kick-starting resource. Today I decided to change my mind, Why? The Innovation Champion has many jobs-to-be-done and I felt this would be a useful 'sparking point' to recognize the innovation jobs involved.

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Exploring the Knowledge Center for Innovation

(KCI) is housed at the Technion’s Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management in Israel. Founded in 2008, KCI aims to accelerate innovation by disseminating information and knowledge, fostering collaboration, and establishing a network of researchers, business people and policy makers. The KCI is part of a broader Israeli Government program supporting the creation of “Infrastructural Knowledge Centers” in a variety of fields, primarily in high tech and medicine. Knowledge centers serve as a hub for research papers and resources, as well as coordinating activities among participants in different fields.

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