Musical Chairs

Not sure where I learned this originally, but it’s a great, simple tactic for meetings where you’re voicing a position contrary to someone else’s: never sit across from them. Try sitting next to, or at least on the same side of the table as, whoever might be an adversary. The arrangement makes it so much harder to employ confrontational body ...

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Innovation as a Team Sport – Intuit

YOU: Fresh, dynamic, innovative entrepreneur or company. Relishes out-of-the-box thinking. Eager to deliver new product or service that improves the lives of millions. Web and social savvy. You think in the cloud – as in computing. US: $3 billion innovative software company. Searching for passionate, spirited people who want to bring new ideas and products to life. Believes innovation is ...

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Never Miss an Idea – The LiveScribe Pulse Smart Pen

Innovating is mental, visual, and vocal. Here is a new product to help capture…and coordinate…all three. It is called the PulseTM by Livescribe. The PulseTM is a smart pen that records and links audio to what your write, so you never miss a word…or an idea. The PulseTM will become a great tool for conducting innovation workshops. One of the ...

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The Elegance of My Father

by Matthew E May My father’s 78th birthday would have been this year, had he lived to see the day. It’s been ten years since his passing from complications arising from a rather rare blood disorder called polycythemia…too much blood. In honor of the decade without him, I thought I’d post part of my book that did not make the ...

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Are You Crushing Creativity?

CEOs have much more power than they realize. They can patiently create a climate of creativity or they can crush it in a series of subtle comments and gestures. Their actions send powerful signals. Their responses to suggestions and ideas are deciphered by staff as encouragement or rejection. If you want to crush creativity in your organization and eliminate all ...

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Call for September 'Innovation Perspectives'

September’s opportunity to contribute your Innovation Perspectives is now here. This monthly feature presents our loyal readers with different perspectives on a single topic all in one place – from several different authors. It gives our innovation community the opportunity to compare, contrast and discuss them in the comments here on Blogging Innovation and in the Continuous Innovation group on ...

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Intellectual Assets for Innovation

Interview – Jackie Hutter – The Hutter Group I had the opportunity to interview Jackie Hutter, Chief IP Strategist and Founder of The Hutter Group about the intellectual property and innovation. The Hutter Group is an IP business strategy consultancy that assists innovation-driven organizations, entrepreneurs and investment professionals in identifying opportunities to identify, capture and maximize value from intellectual property ...

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Future Is Not More Gadgets

Future gadgets will do things such as enhanced cognitive assistance and collaborative filtering. And that gadget is probably your phone. Japan is always the best place for new inspirations. My rental phone also acts as a translator and all I need is to point the built-in camera to any Japanese characters. It exchanges personal information that works like business cards. ...

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Leading Change Isn't Hard

by Mike Myatt Is leading change difficult? Only if you don’t know what you’re doing. As much as some people want to create complexity around the topic of leading change for personal gain, the reality is that creating, managing and leading change is really quite simple. In fact, catalyzing and leading change isn’t very daunting at all if you understand ...

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World Business Forum – Special Offer

The World Business Forum is coming up soon. It will take place October 6-7, 2009 at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City, with an optional Gary Hamel workshop on October 8, 2009. September 25, 2009 is the last day to get the $610 early bird discount. As a special service to my loyal readers I have negotiated ...

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