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In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King
The Innovation Manager

In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King

Recently I spoke at the Front-end of Innovation Conference in Boston about the role of Innovation Advocates. Specificall...

An interview with Hutch Carpenter
The Innovation Manager

An interview with Hutch Carpenter

Hutch Carpenter has been a well known figure in the innovation management space for several years. Earlier in 2014 he jo...

Reducing our dependency on others innovation best practices is essential
Disruption & Transformation

Reducing our dependency on others innovation best practices is essential

I often wonder if “best practice” is actually a hidden drug within our organizations that everyone simply craves to be t...

Recognizing your types of innovation leadership
People & Culture

Recognizing your types of innovation leadership

Often innovation succeeds or fails by the personal involvement and engagement of a ‘selected’ few. Recognizing the types...

Beyond Ideation: Four Fresh Ways to Generate Innovation
Ideation & Collaboration

Beyond Ideation: Four Fresh Ways to Generate Innovation

Innovation requires something new that changes the way in which an activity gets done. In this formulation, ideation is ...

How to develop a Blue Ocean strategy with Customer Instinct
Methods & Frameworks

How to develop a Blue Ocean strategy with Customer Instinct

To survive in highly competitive and changing markets, it’s essential for businesses to come up with meaningful, success...

The ecosystem era - Apple, Google and AllTheWeb
Trends & Future Thinking

The ecosystem era - Apple, Google and AllTheWeb

Innovation ecosystems are emerging as a topic of discussion in academic circles. I want to place them in context. For su...

Social media for innovation managers
The Innovation Manager

Social media for innovation managers

Some days I’m struck by one singular problem in innovation management: It is too concerned with the mechanics of the inn...

Keys to success with an innovation reward program
People & Culture

Keys to success with an innovation reward program

Cash, gift cards, electronics, extravagant trips…these are the rewards that make people innovate, no? Tee them up, annou...

Privacy is the new black: the emerging trend that is disrupting the internet
Trends & Future Thinking

Privacy is the new black: the emerging trend that is disrupting the internet

Openness is over. Being closed or private is the new black. A shame for advertisers, really. And you may think this tren...

The gamification framework for business innovation
Methods & Frameworks

The gamification framework for business innovation

Analyst Brian Burke recently reformulated Gartner's definition of gamification. His objective was to sharpen the firm's ...

Diffusion and adoption - what we can learn from Everett M. Rogers
Methods & Frameworks

Diffusion and adoption - what we can learn from Everett M. Rogers

According to Professor Clayton Christensen and drawn from his book “Seeing What's Next: Using the Theories of Innovation...