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Why Your Organization Needs to Invest in Innovation Capital
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Why Your Organization Needs to Invest in Innovation Capital

Innovation capital is one of the primary catalysts to value creation. And while understanding and investing in innovatio...

Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?
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Why Are We Making Innovation So Complex?

It always amazes me how we limit growth by not investing fully in innovation. While most large companies want to become ...

The Definition of Innovation
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The Definition of Innovation

What happens if you ask a group of so-called innovation experts about their definition of innovation?  Nick Skillicorn d...

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

4 Essential Tips for Better Innovation Performance
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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...

How to Keep Your Innovation Processes in Check
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How to Keep Your Innovation Processes in Check

As an innovation manager/leader you likely deal with processes (and process improvements) every day. You know, prioritiz...

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

How 3 Companies Sustained Innovation Success
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How 3 Companies Sustained Innovation Success

  Next time you switch on your TV or computer display, spare a thought for the company who probably produced the liquid ...

3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures
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3 Ways to Assess and Improve (Open) Innovation Structures

In a previous post I was telling you about engineering an open culture and how tricky this task can be. As research show...

How to Build and Manage a Co-Creation Ecosystem
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How to Build and Manage a Co-Creation Ecosystem

“True stability results when presumed order and presumed disorder are balanced. A truly stable system expects the unexpe...

Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model
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Strategic and Innovation Alignment: the Choice Cascading Model

So many organizations struggle between aligning their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to...

Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge
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Platform Thinking: Reusing Hard-Won Knowledge

 Watch any group of kids playing with Lego and you’ll quickly get the idea behind platform thinking. A small number of s...