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Paul Hobcraft

Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
The Innovation Manager

Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

Imagine this: You're new to your department. Your boss walks in, stares you in the eye, and, as your palms start to swea...

How Absorptive Capacity, Knowledge, and Idea Management Build Innovation Competence
Strategy & Alignment

How Absorptive Capacity, Knowledge, and Idea Management Build Innovation Competence

Let's start with some defining statements and then explore Absorptive Capacity, as it has an important role to play in i...

Offering a Real Clarity to Their Innovating Future: Munich RE
Trends & Future Thinking

Offering a Real Clarity to Their Innovating Future: Munich RE

The most impressive presentation I reviewed in 2017 was the one from Munich Re, held on 21st November 2017 on their inve...

The Knowns and Unknowns of the Front End of Innovation
Methods & Frameworks

The Knowns and Unknowns of the Front End of Innovation

The above quote is from the former U.S. Secretary of Defense Donald Henry Rumsfeld, who mentioned “unknown unknowns” (Ru...

Improving your Business Potential for Innovation - Limitations and Criticisms of Design Thinking
Methods & Frameworks

Improving your Business Potential for Innovation - Limitations and Criticisms of Design Thinking

Let me summarize where we are today in Design Thinking. Design Thinking has raised a lot of expectations as well as its ...

Don't Lose Sight of Innovation's Real Purpose by Looking Deeper Into the Portfolio Management System
Strategy & Alignment

Don't Lose Sight of Innovation's Real Purpose by Looking Deeper Into the Portfolio Management System

We have all become totally wrapped up in “Innovation Theatre.” Some have called these song and dance routines, others li...

Why a Job-To-Be-Done Approach Can Be Crucial for the Success of Your Innovation Program
Methods & Frameworks

Why a Job-To-Be-Done Approach Can Be Crucial for the Success of Your Innovation Program

How often do you get caught up in the numbers game in innovation? You are encouraged to generate lots and lots of ideas,...

Platform models are the new order of business need
Methods & Frameworks

Platform models are the new order of business need

We have seen the incredible rise of platforms that have become part of our everyday lives. Be these Apple, Google, eBay,...

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers
Methods & Frameworks

An introduction to Design Thinking for Innovation Managers

“Design thinking draws on logic, imagination, intuition and systemic reasoning to explore the possibilities of what coul...

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence
Methods & Frameworks

The Baldrige Framework: In Pursuit of Excellence

The history of management is littered with outmoded fads, those tools that seem to have a short shelf-life. There are a ...

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey
Methods & Frameworks

Using the FORTH Method to Navigate Your Innovation Journey

Gijs van Wulfen has created a wonderful innovation method, the Forth Innovation Methodology, to provide a systematic way...

Where does Triz fit within our growing organizational practices for Innovation?
Methods & Frameworks

Where does Triz fit within our growing organizational practices for Innovation?

We have seen a consistent change over the years to move towards a more inventive engineering and discovery mindset withi...