Monthly Archives: December 2015

The Gifts of Innovators: Six to Watch, Listen and Learn from in 2016…starting with Roger McGuinn

In our current era of corporatized innovation, and obsession with Silicon Valley’s unicorns, there’s a certain kind of person that I’m drawn to in the extreme - the artist as innovator who uncompromisingly runs their own creative enterprise, on their own steam.

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VOTING CLOSED – Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015

Voting is now open in the Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2015 Contest hosted by Innovation Excellence. If you're a first time visitor to Innovation Excellence, we have over 7,500 articles on site to support our mission of making innovation insights accessible for the greater good. Please check out our search feature, browse by category or author, or subscribe to our rss feed, email, or free magazine.

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Four Reasons to take a Rapid Prototyping Approach to Your PLM Implementation

Many companies view product lifecycle management (PLM) implementations the same old way they’ve viewed enterprise system implementations (like ERP) for years. As a result, companies tend to follow the same waterfall implementation approach. The waterfall approach, which originates from very structured project methodologies in the manufacturing and construction industries, is a linear and sequential approach to software implementations.

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3 Big Things to Look Out for in 2016

Is there anything truly new that is having a major impact? A new year is a great time to both reflect and look forward. In past years, I’ve written about how the cloud is reshaping industry, how interfaces are evolving and the emergence of new ecosystems. We always seem to be in the midst of some great new trend that is reshaping how we live and work.

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How Simplification is the Key to Change

Why are change and innovation so hard to achieve? It’s not why you think. The reality is this: we spend our days drowning in mundane tasks – meetings, emails, reports – often self-created complexities that prevent us from getting to the meaningful work that truly matters. Using simple stories and techniques, Lisa Bodell, CEO of futurethink, shows us...

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Innovation Risk & Return: Horizons, Uncertainty and the Teddy Bear Principle

I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations recently focused on the strategic view of innovation using the 3 Horizons framework originally proposed by McKinsey, and the assessment of risk and return from innovation. The 3 Horizons approach can be used to manage different areas of future business concurrently, albeit with different managerial approaches given the different requirements and characteristics.

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