Monthly Archives: February 2013

2013 Chief Strategy Officer Survey – Part 3

A new business environment full of uncertainty, complexity and change, has left strategists to challenge their traditional assumptions and priorities.strategists consistently faced two major, interrelated challenges: 1) getting organizational buy-in; and 2) linking strategy to execution. Overcoming these two obstacles is largely related to organizational culture and change management, and is the key to strategy implementation, adoption and execution.

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Download Innovation Excellence Weekly magazine v21

We know some IX community members want to get great innovation content, but don't come to the site every day. So to help them make sure they didn't miss the best innovation articles of the week, we have launched Innovation Excellence Weekly - the magazine - so that you can download the ten best articles of the week to your: Nook from Barnes & Noble, Apple iPad, Amazon Kindle, Samsung GalaxyTab, other trusty tablet, laptop, or desktop computer (PC or Mac). Think of it as Innovation Excellence to go.

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Too Much of a Good Thing

Can you innovate too much? After all, new ideas fuel organic growth. One would think an organization would be happy to have as many ideas as possible. But not always. Here are scenarios where over-innovating might be considered too much of a good thing.

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Is 3D Pen a Novelty or an Innovation?

We came across the 3Doodler 3D Pen on CNN and after clicking over to its Kickstarter page, we have a question for you. Is this 3D Pen a novelty (a flash in the pan that is temporarily catching people's imagination) or an innovation, likely to persist in the arts and craft world as something that adds value to that universe?

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How Small Innovation Teams Hit the Nail

Does 'small is beautiful' concept apply to innovation? Whether you look at start-ups fortunes, '2 Pizza team' practice, or read the 'New Corporate Garage', small teams are better at achieving breakthrough innovation. Nervertheless smallness is not enough to succeed. How we can enhance the actions of small innovation teams, and support them in their progression is what we are tackling here.

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Why Design Thinking Will Fail

Where there is a rise of a dynasty, there will be a fall of a dynasty. Similar concept applies to the most-hyped innovation process; Design Thinking. If a process meets the current needs of the market, it escalates with monumental success. Not living up to the hype will be the cause of failure of Design Thinking as the sought-after innovation process. However there are good reasons why Design Thinking has been prominent in the recent years.

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