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Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?
Strategy & Alignment

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become ...

How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters
The Innovation Manager

How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters

I have a confession to make: I have a thing for investigative journalism. I'm talking about the kind of journalism that ...

Our Things Are Connected, Now What? - 5 Essential Considerations to Be Ready for the IOT
Trends & Future Thinking

Our Things Are Connected, Now What? - 5 Essential Considerations to Be Ready for the IOT

You have sensors on your "things" and have connected them…now what? Now we wait for the business to transform in front o...

The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution
The Innovation Manager

The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution

There are twin forces at work, feeding off each other. We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pac...

5 Spectacular Product Failures - And What You Can Learn from Them
The Innovation Manager

5 Spectacular Product Failures - And What You Can Learn from Them

Everybody loves a good success story. After all, that's what inspires innovators to develop the next Coca-Cola or iPod o...

Creativity in Innovation: An Introduction for Innovation Managers
Ideation & Collaboration

Creativity in Innovation: An Introduction for Innovation Managers

As an innovation manager you have the enviable task of stimulating creativity across the organization, and channeling it...

Brainstorming Techniques - How to Brainstorm by Yourself
Ideation & Collaboration

Brainstorming Techniques - How to Brainstorm by Yourself

In general, people tend to brainstorm in groups. That particular method of generating ideas has become a standard soluti...

Living Labs and Open Innovation
Ideation & Collaboration

Living Labs and Open Innovation

"Living labs" is a label applied to an array of very different innovation infrastructures that did not make it in the Ja...

The Innovation Manager's Reading List
The Innovation Manager

The Innovation Manager's Reading List

As an innovation manager, drawing inspiration from those who have walked the ground before you is one of the most import...

Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty
The Innovation Manager

Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty

Some football-related thoughts as the world turns its attention to the 2018 FIFA World Cup over the next few weeks. Ther...

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation
The Innovation Manager

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation

There is something awfully unnerving about a place that has lodged, entertained, and inspired people like Sir Isaac Newt...

The Definition of Innovation
Strategy & Alignment

The Definition of Innovation

What happens if you ask a group of so-called innovation experts about their definition of innovation?  Nick Skillicorn d...