Author Archives: Braden Kelley

Innovation Interview with Robert B. Tucker

Robert B. Tucker is a popular innovation speaker and consultant. Since 1986, with the publication of Winning the Innovation Game, he has coached and advised managers, executives, and entire teams at organizations ranging from IBM to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to SAP. Post-it Note inventor Art Fry said that after a 40 year career developing new products for ...

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Mobilizing Your Innovation Army – Redux

We had some technical difficulties last week, so IIR will be re-hosting this free webinar this Thursday – September 15, 2011 at Noon EDT. Too much of the time the innovation conversation focuses on whether someone is innovative or not. We waste far too much time focusing on how people can become more innovative instead of stopping to think about ...

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An Innovation Eclipse

The failure of Solyndra last week – a United States solar energy venture backed by $535 million in federal loan guarantees drew the ire of many people concerned with the state of the federal budget deficit and the growing national debt. But was the federal government wrong to offer loan guarantees to Solyndra? This is the question many people are ...

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Free Innovation Webinar Today

At Noon EDT today I will present a FREE webinar titled ‘Mobilizing Your Innovation Army‘ as part of the Back End of Innovation conference that will take place October 17-19, 2011 in San Diego where fellow Innovation Excellence co-founder Rowan Gibson will be speaking several times on creating a sustainable corporate innovation system. Too much of the time the innovation ...

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Notes From the First Innovation Office Hours

On Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 5PM GMT (Noon EDT, 9AM PDT) we hosted our first Expert Office Hours in the tradition of the collegiate institution – the idea being to create a place where the global innovation community can come and ask their innovation questions of a variety of innovation experts on a weekly or monthly basis. To execute ...

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Mobilizing Your Innovation Army

Too much of the time the innovation conversation focuses on whether someone is innovative or not. We waste far too much time focusing on how people can become more innovative instead of stopping to think about the possibility that everyone is innovative in their own way. The lone innovator myth needs to die. Great ‘lone innovators’ like Alexander Graham Bell ...

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A YouTube and Google+ Innovation

Thanks to some of the people in my Google+ feed, I came across a little hidden innovation that YouTube and Google+ have brought to the social media party – social video watching. In real life, when people want to watch a show together they either invite them over for a TV night or maybe they hang on the line on ...

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Let the Innovation Conversations Begin

One of the reasons that Blogging Innovation has been replaced by Innovation Excellence is so that we can create more opportunities for people to collect and connect on the site. I would like to call special attention to our first innovation office hours tomorrow at Noon EDT (9am PDT or 5PM GMT or 6PM EU) on Twitter at https://twitter.com/#!/search/ixchat or ...

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Top 10 Innovation Videos of 2011

Do you have a favorite innovation video? We asked you the global innovation community, to suggest videos for the Top 10 Innovation Videos of 2011. Many people did, and they had the chance to win some of the $3,650 worth of prizes up for grabs. Here are the Top 10 Innovation Videos of 2011 based on the submissions: Where Good ...

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Interview – Alec Bernstein – DesignworksUSA

I had the opportunity to interview Alec Bernstein, Senior Director, Strategy, Research, and Strategic Partnering for DesignworksUSA, at the Front End of Innovation USA 2011 conference in Boston, MA. In this video Alec talks about the role of design in innovation, visualizing the abstract, helping people imagine features that don’t exist and more. Right in the sweet spot of some ...

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