Monthly Archives: March 2014

What Makes a Great Innovation Story?

Innovation Excellence is going to curate 100+ Innovation Stories this year, share them on our site, on our Cities Tour, at the Front and Back End of Innovation Conferences and beyond. We’re going to give them away with the hope that they’ll make a big impact in the world. Learn More on March 20, details ahead...

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Higher Purpose

I was offering them a chance to increase their scope. Instead of their purpose of “innovation in one locale”, they now had the opportunity to “innovate globally”. This “purpose” is something larger than what was available in their day job.

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The Half-Life of Our Maps

The early explorers had maps, but they were wrong – sea monsters, missing continents, and the home country at the center. Wrong, yes, but the best maps of their day. The early maps weren’t right because the territory was new, and you can expect the same today.

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Why Innovators Make Terrible Firefighters

Let me first acknowledge that this post has nothing to do with real firefighters - you know, the guys who actually risk their lives in burning buildings. This post has to do with business "fire fighters", those mid and senior level executives who rush into "critical" situations to clean up terrible customer service or rush to fill a product gap.

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