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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...

A Guidance on Keeping Your Innovation Processes in Check
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A Guidance on Keeping 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...

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The "Hundred Club", Surviving the Innovation Business in a Long-Term Run

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

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...

Building & Managing an Ecosystem of Co-Created Value
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Building & Managing an Ecosystem of Co-Created Value

“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 their strategic goals and how the innovation activities can truly fit to achieve ...

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...

Forget Best Practice, It Is All About Next Practice
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Forget Best Practice, It Is All About Next Practice

Often you hear the request made of “can you give us a best practice snapshot; we would like to get a sense of where we a...

How Crowdsourcing Evolves: The Four Stages to Transformation
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How Crowdsourcing Evolves: The Four Stages to Transformation

The innovation management industry is highly fragmented today, which makes it confusing to understand which methods appl...

Balancing Exploitation & Exploration for Changing Performance
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Balancing Exploitation & Exploration for Changing Performance

“Being ambidextrous” in organisations is the ability to successfully combine the exploiting of all the investments that ...