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Three Practical Ways to Turn Naysayers into Innovators

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Finding new product ideas and innovations to excite customers requires colossal creative effort and a certain comfort level with risk-taking. The considerable effort to take a product from idea to development to launch is both time and energy intensive. If it also demands dealing with naysayers at the table who poke holes in every idea expressed along the way, valuable ...

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What Else Can We Teach Through Rhythm?

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It’s Time for a Fresh Approach — Rhythm Can Help Rhythm is inextricably tied to language. The human heartbeat shares a time signature with one of the most universal linguistic patterns known to man, the iambic meter (“Shall-I com-PARE thee-TO a-SUM mer’s-DAY?”). Speechwriters frequently use rhythm to their advantage, hoping to stir listeners with a specific cadence or tempo. Numerous ...

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Spinglish for Innovators

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Why is Spinglish important to innovation practitioners? All innovation has a political dimension and requires selling ideas (sometimes over and over and over again) and being able to translate possibilities into commitment, action, investment. It’s probably wise to be alert to the Spinglish on the other side of the table, and from time to time, using some spinning can be practical.

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Etymology of Innovation

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The central meaning of innovation relates to renewal. For this renewal to take place it is necessary for people to change the way they make decisions, they must choose to do things differently, make choices outside of their norm. Jay Fraser challenges the definition of "simple".

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Research: Innovation Communication Breakdowns

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Is a common innovation language really that important? Our research indicates that it is: 2 out of 3 innovation practitioners has experienced difficulty communicating about innovation in the past year, and for those that do, these breakdowns occur on a regular basis. This article is the second of a three-part series exploring some of the findings from the latest IX Research report, "The Role of Communication in Successful Innovation."

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