Strategy

New Features Are Not Innovation

Dot one…Recognizing the remarkable success of Apple’s iPhone, Palm launches the Pre, which (according to its ads), “does things iPhone can’t.” True enough, and as an iPhone user I must say that the Pre’s exclusive features are appealing. There’s just one problem–I don’t believe for a minute that the iPhone won’t adopt the same features within months. Given the time ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Do you need an innovation strategy?

This is the sixth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy: by Jeffrey Phillips I’ve thought for a while that it would be great to get a number of bloggers to write about the same topic, which would allow readers to have different perspectives ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Making Your Own Luck

This a bonus eighth ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ article to give one extra perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy: Describe the importance of innovation strategy to the success of an organization’s innovation efforts. Braden Kelley of Blogging Innovation asked a number of people to contribute their perspectives on the question above. This is our response. Popular culture associates innovation with one ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Strategy From Above?

This is the fifth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Dan Keldsen Arguably there is no important time than NOW to ensure that your organization has an innovation strategy. After all, without a strategy, ...

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Innovation Perspectives – What/Why/When/How/Where/Who

This is the fourth of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Drew Boyd I keep six honest serving-men(They taught me all I knew);Their names are What and Why and WhenAnd How and Where and Who. ...

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Can You Have Slow Innovation?

by Jeffrey Phillips Just as the peacekeeper missile and “postal service” have entered the lexicon as oxymorons, I’d like to add another: slow innovation. Clearly, slow or cautious innovation is anathema to innovation and an oxymoron. Why is there such an emphasis on speed where innovation is concerned? Innovators have to respond quickly with new ideas, and implement the ideas ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Yes, No, and Everything In Between

This is the third of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy. Here is the next perspective in the series: by Mike Brown Does an organization need an innovation strategy? Let me say, unequivocally, “It depends.” Depending on its business situation, there are multiple strategic ...

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Innovation Perspectives – Leveraging Intrapreneurs

This is the second of several ‘Innovation Perspectives‘ articles we will publish this week from multiple authors to get different perspectives on The Importance of Innovation Strategy. On the heels of Braden Kelley’s kickoff, here is another perspective: by Steve Todd If a corporation lacks a cohesive and well understood innovation strategy, can it still be productive and creative? I ...

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Great Ideas Aren't Innovation

by Mike Myatt “Ideas Don’t Equal Innovation” and I can prove it…It is my hope that today’s post will serve to help dispel the myth that ideas are inherently good things. Let me state right from the outset that I place little value on ideas. Not only do raw ideas have little intrinsic value, but they are often very costly. ...

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Don't Be Commoditized

by Steve McKee The other day I met with about a dozen smart, aggressive CEOs, all of whom run successful companies. Most of them, like most of us, are struggling in the current economic environment. The conversation turned to the pressure on margins they’re facing, particularly in industries where distinguishing one competitor from another can be difficult. The question on ...

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