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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 ...

Strategic Change Delivery: The Value Of Getting Your Upfront Thinking Right
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Strategic Change Delivery: The Value Of Getting Your Upfront Thinking Right

When you were last involved in strategic delivery planning, did you have full sight of the operational reality facing yo...

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...

Innovating Where the Business Cares: Developing Areas of Strategic Innovation
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Innovating Where the Business Cares: Developing Areas of Strategic Innovation

Almost every innovation manager can recount stories of great ideas, concepts and products that people love and yet they’...

The Critical Aspects for an Innovation Vision
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The Critical Aspects for an Innovation Vision

When we consider developing an innovation vision it's easy to get bogged down in details as we craft and then re-craft t...