Monthly Archives: January 2015

Whitespace vs. Rightspace: How Quest-led Innovation Finds Right Space for Breakthrough Innovation

How do you locate the right whitespace for you? How do you focus your innovation efforts on whitespace that is most likely to allow you to successfully expand your business without over-reaching and stretching beyond your capabilities? There are a group of companies today that have a secret weapon that helps them do this. Ultimately, the answer comes down to how they define their business.

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2015: The Year The Cloud Bursts

Although we’ve been hearing about the cloud for a while now, it’s mostly been for tech geeks and big corporations. Over the next year, however, the cloud will burst into an avalanche of products and services that will be incredibly cheap and easy to use. That will make 2015 the year that some incredibly advanced technologies start making a real impact on the rest of us.

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The Syndrome Syndrome

Here's a fun test for you: If you can read the rest of this paragraph without logging onto Facebook, tweeting, or thinking about crop circles, there's a good chance you do not have ADD, ADHD, or any other recently-identified medical condition. That's the good news.

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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014

After two weeks of torrid voting by some of the authors' passionate supporters, and after a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round based heavily on the quality and quantity of contributions to Innovation Excellence, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2014:

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How to boost creativity in your organization?

Creativity drives problem solving, innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a critical skill (and mindset) that leads to new and more efficient solutions to existing problems. It also enables individuals and organizations to find ways to address customers’ needs as a differentiating factor. In theory, creativity is widely praised and desired. But, in reality, creative solutions are often met with pushback, reluctance and even hostility.

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Talent Wants to be Free

Orly Lobel is the author of "Talent Wants to Be Free" and a professor of Law at University of San Diego. ‘Talent wants to be free’ states that 'motivation, relationships, and mobility' are most important ingredients for successful innovation.

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Innovate Like the Swamp Fox

Students of military history and the Revolutionary War recall the legend of the Swamp Fox, Brigadier General Francis Marion. Marion helped protect the low country of South Carolina (near Charleston) for the nascent American nation and fought against British Redcoats, Hessian mercenaries, Loyalist, and Tory forces. Marion received his nickname from the British General Banastre Tarleton who unsuccessfully...

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