Creativity

Importance of Enterprise 2.0 Connections to Innovation ROI

In a recent post on the Spigit blog, Study – Collaborative Networks Produce Better Ideas, I described the research of Professor Ronald Burt. He found that employees who are better connected across the organization generate higher quality ideas than those with limited connections. Wider access to the ideas, knowledge, experiences and judgment of colleagues makes employees stronger in innovation. I ...

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Does Integrated Creativity Exist Today?

Where does it exist? D-Schools Or B-Schools? by Idris Mootee Someone asked me who the design head is in our company. I am not sure. My answer would be everyone. Everyone is a strategist and everyone is a designer (or design thinker) in our company. We understood long ago that strategy doesn’t necessarily come from a strategist, and that a ...

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Creating Innovation with Synthesis

I’ve read several books about innovation, and am reading another which I’ll review shortly here on the blog, which talk about the importance of combining disparate skills or capabilities when innovating, or holding two diametrically opposing ideas and finding the happy medium. What should be obvious is that one of the most important skills from an innovation perspective is the ...

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Optimizing Innovation – Simon Dewulf of Creax

We are happy to bring you some of the key points and insights from Simon Dewulf’s talk at the Optimizing Innovation Conference, which was held October 21-22, 2009 in New York City. Simon Dewulf, Managing Director of Creax, spoke about how there are 67 million patents in the patent database and that a majority of them are 20+ years old ...

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Creative Capitalism + Social Innovation

New Social Enterprises That Make Money and Change the World by Idris Mootee We need more (and more innovative) social enterprises and I really want to see a top tier MBA programs with specialization in Social Enterprises. Call it B-school needs S-school. There are so many problems out there and sometimes we feel we are almost giving up. Our capitalist ...

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Here's to the Passionate Creatives

“Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because ...

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The Other Innovation Guru at Harvard Business School

A colleague asked me, “Who is that innovation guru at the Harvard Business School?” That’s easy: Dr. Teresa Amabile Dr. Amabile heads the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at Harvard Business School and is the only tenured professor at a top school to devote her entire research program to the study of creativity. She is one of the world’s leading voices in ...

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Creating Priceless Value

by Kevin Roberts This week was a biggie – speaking at HSM World Business Forum at Radio City Music Hall in New York. I was onstage immediately before George Lucas, and as much as I would have loved to stay, I had the week from hell with speeches and meetings over the following three days in Miami, Washington DC, and ...

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Forging Strong Research Relationships

Ten Things – The Foundation to a Strategic Research Relationship: Be a “thought partner” with us. This is a two-way street – we’ve got to treat you like one before you can do what it takes to become one. Your energy and passion for what you do (and your intellectual curiosity) need to be evident. Theres a difference between researchers ...

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A Creativity Manifesto

You’re creative at something…all of you.There’s something where you know therules, yet because of your passion,expertise, practice, inspiration, andingenuity, you gracefully dance around therules and create extraordinarythings that most others can’t inyour chosen area. That’s the feeling of creativity. Andit feels wonderful!!! Enjoy the feeling. Love the feeling.Let that feeling fuel you! And if you want, create thatsame feeling in ...

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