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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...

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...

4 Fresh Ways to Generate Innovation Beyond Ideation
Ideation & Collaboration

4 Fresh Ways to Generate Innovation Beyond Ideation

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...