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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...

How the 'Not Invented Here' Effect Impacts Innovation Success
People & Culture

How the 'Not Invented Here' Effect Impacts Innovation Success

Getting past the 'corporate immune system' Imagine the scene. A warm summer’s day. The tree-lined slopes of gentle hills...

How Collective Impact Can Empower Innovation Challenges in Higher Education
Higher Education

How Collective Impact Can Empower Innovation Challenges in Higher Education

What do you do when the problem you face is overwhelming in its complexity? What do you do when the experts you need are...

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...

Driving Innovation in Higher Education – Insights From an LSE Report
Higher Education

Driving Innovation in Higher Education – Insights From an LSE Report

There are a variety of forces impacting colleges and universities today: economic and demographic, financial and ideolog...

How Value Co-Creation can Boost Your Innovation Process Significantly
Ideation & Collaboration

How Value Co-Creation can Boost Your Innovation Process Significantly

No matter the industry, co-creation of value is a hot topic. Marketing specialists swear by it; manufacturers and servic...

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance
Strategy & Alignment

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance

Right before January 1st, I felt an (in)explicable urge to “rant” about New Year’s resolutions on LinkedIn. And I had my...

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...

Executing Collaborative Innovation - The Hamburger Style
Ideation & Collaboration

Executing Collaborative Innovation - The Hamburger Style

Often I read articles or books about top-down vs. bottom-up innovation and why one approach would be better than the oth...

The 10 Most Successful Innovation Blog Posts of 2017
The Innovation Manager

The 10 Most Successful Innovation Blog Posts of 2017

After we have just jumped into 2018, full of new year resolutions and a huge agenda on challenges everyone wants to stan...

Using the Power of Crowdsourcing to Combat Humanitarian Catastrophes with Innovation
Ideation & Collaboration

Using the Power of Crowdsourcing to Combat Humanitarian Catastrophes with Innovation

That old saying - ‘many hands make light work’ - takes on a particular meaning in the world of innovation. Faced with op...

Indispensable Employee Attributes for Successful Innovation in Your Business
People & Culture

Indispensable Employee Attributes for Successful Innovation in Your Business

We all know that old, wooden idea suggestion box that was flamboyantly presented during the Q1 openings but ended up tuc...