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Reworking our middle to achieve a new innovative shape
Governance

Reworking our middle to achieve a new innovative shape

Let’s admit it; our middle management needs a radical makeover, a new fitness regime to make us far more innovation fit....

Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter
Trends & Future Thinking

Cashless business models and the potential for modern barter

April showers bring May flowers / That is what they say but if you are a business owner in Europe, the showers and flowe...

Getting communications right for collaborative innovation
The Innovation Manager

Getting communications right for collaborative innovation

There is a famous story - albeit perhaps an urban legend - about the development of a space pen back in the 1960’s. The ...

Reconciling Twin Track Innovation In the Enterprise
Disruption & Transformation

Reconciling Twin Track Innovation In the Enterprise

Many organizations are experiencing rapid change around their IT departments. IT is under pressure to contribute more to...

Innovators can expect a hard time in 2015
The Innovation Manager

Innovators can expect a hard time in 2015

CISCO’s CEO John Chambers made waves in mid-May when he predicted that many large IT vendors will experience a blood bat...

Using Campaigns to Generate Ideas in Your Company
Ideation & Collaboration

Using Campaigns to Generate Ideas in Your Company

In a recent Booz & Company study it was reported that only 40% of the 1,000 most innovative companies have a structured ...

What if customers evaluated your company’s ideas?
Ideation & Collaboration

What if customers evaluated your company’s ideas?

At the 2014 HYPE Innovation Managers Forum in Bonn, I hosted a roundtable that looked at Involving Customers in the Inno...

Hacking, data mining, algorithms, and other avenues for innovation
Trends & Future Thinking

Hacking, data mining, algorithms, and other avenues for innovation

Earlier this year The Economist analyzed a trend dubbed the onrushing wave – or the wave of technological progress expec...

Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art
Trends & Future Thinking

Organizational ambidexterity – a glimpse at the state-of-the-art

In an older post from February I argued that creativity had become a prevailing buzzword in the business literature and ...

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...