Author Archives: Braden Kelley

The Digital Innovation Talent Shortage

The sad truth is that most companies don't realize that they need to begin thinking and acting like a technology business or they'll go out of business. GE, based on this ad campaign, obviously does. I won't re-visit all of the points in my previous article, but instead I encourage you to read it, and for now I'll focus on additional thoughts emerging since then.

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Aquion Energy Attempts to Disrupt Tesla's Next Move

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Water, water, everywhere... Is water the solution to one of the biggest shortcomings of renewable energy? When the wind doesn't blow or the sun doesn't shine, these renewable energy sources don't source much energy, so during those times home owners and businesses using alternative energy must instead draw more power from the grid.

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Una mirada el interior del acabado modelo de contratación corporativa

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He estado leyendo con interés algunos textos de la reciente serie #HowIHire de Linkedin y, al hacerlo, ha sido interesante observar cómo muchas personas todavía están operando bajo el viejo y acabado paradigma de contratación cuando se trata del mercado de trabajo. El mejor del conjunto que he leído ha sido el de Beth Comstock “Usted está contratado. ¿Y ahora qué?”, que tiene más que ver...

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The Wonderful World of App-le Television

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First Apple changed its name from Apple Computer to Apple to better reflect a business focus that was extending beyond computers to music players, smartphones, digital music sales, and more. And last week Apple announced a flurry of new products including:

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Congratulations to IX Contributors Making Thinkers50 Shortlists

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I would like to be the first to congratulate my friend Rowan Gibson, the author of The Four Lenses of Innovation, and fellow Innovation Excellence co-Founder, on making the shortlist for the Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Award 2015 for Innovation. I would also like to thank everyone who nominated me and other Innovation Excellence contributors, and more importantly, to congratulate the other Innovation Excellence contributors making some of the various Thinkers50 Distinguished Achievement Awards shortlists, including:

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Confessions of a Business Artist

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I am an artist. There, I’ve said it. This statement may confuse some people who know me, and come as a shock to others. Braden, what do you mean you’re an artist? You’ve got an MBA from London Business School, you’ve led change programs for global organizations, helped companies build their innovation capabilities and cultures, are an expert in digital transformation, and you can’t even draw a straight line without a ruler. What makes you think you’re an artist?

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Do CEOs See Innovation as a Priority?

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We'd all like to be the best at everything and to make everything a priority, but that's just not the real world. So what did CEOs say was their priority when they were surveyed by KPMG for their Global CEO Outlook 2015. Here are nine of the key findings from the report:

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Get More Done

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Most times you’ll see this posed as a question “What matters most?” as people grapple with finding the meaning of life. That is not the case here… Instead I would like to share with you my simple management philosophy that will help you be more successful in today’s sometimes overwhelming, chaotic world of too many competing demands on your time.

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Innovation is Human

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In many ways organizations are like humans, and others have described organizations and organizational change in biological terms before. But this biological context applies to innovation as well, and I'd like to put it forward quickly in simple terms.

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