Monthly Archives: July 2012

Are You Playing to Win?

Your #1 job as a leader is to create a compelling vision of winning, then keep yourself and everyone else in the organization focused on it with laser-like intensity. Are you focused on winning and moving towards it each day, celebrating milestones along the way? Or do you play to not lose?

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How Fast Should You Innovate?

In my last two posts I've identified the need for speed, or velocity, as an outcome of innovation. What many firms fail to realize is that the game has changed. The rate of change in the environment has increased, and to remain "in the same place" as your firm is today - merely to hold serve - you must accelerate your product and service development capabilities.

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Top 50 Innovation Tweeters of 2012

We thought it would be a fun summer activity to pull together a list of the top innovation personalities and information sharers on twitter. We knew we follow a lot of great innovation people on twitter (including a lot of the great Innovation Excellence authors) and we were curious to see who you follow or who you think people should investigate to learn more about. We received lots of nominations, mixed them together with some of our favorites and compiled them into a list to share back with you.

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Seven Reasons Conferences Matter

This October, I have the pleasure of representing Innovation Excellence -- our audience in particular - and chairing the Back End of Innovation, Oct 9-11 in Boston, IIR's new bookend to FEI (the Front End of Innovation) and response to the perennial 'what do you Monday morning with all this appetite for and talk about innovation?"

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Shanghai Software

How can I enable innovation from thousands of miles away? I received an interesting new assignment: guide the efforts of several dozen software engineers. This new duty is unique in many ways, not the least of which is that the entire team is located in China.

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