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Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In
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Why Your Innovation Team Will Quit on You 3 Years In

A lot can happen to an innovation program in three years. Some companies see their programs gain momentum and excel in t...

You Need an Innovation Value Proposition and Here's Why
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You Need an Innovation Value Proposition and Here's Why

An innovation value proposition (IVP) is not the easiest place to go. It must build meaning and purpose and provide that...

Top 5 Blog Posts of Innovation Management Expert Paul Hobcraft
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Top 5 Blog Posts of Innovation Management Expert Paul Hobcraft

Paul Hobcraft has been a contributor to HYPE's innovation blog for so long, that over time, he became an integral part o...

How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters
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How Management Theories Become Memes - and Why That Matters

I have a confession to make: I have a thing for investigative journalism. I'm talking about the kind of journalism that ...

The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution
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The Innovation World is Changing Due to the 4th Industrial Revolution

There are twin forces at work, feeding off each other. We are facing greater disruption and an increasing innovation pac...

5 Spectacular Product Failures - And What You Can Learn from Them
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5 Spectacular Product Failures - And What You Can Learn from Them

Everybody loves a good success story. After all, that's what inspires innovators to develop the next Coca-Cola or iPod o...

The Innovation Manager's Reading List
The Innovation Manager

The Innovation Manager's Reading List

As an innovation manager, drawing inspiration from those who have walked the ground before you is one of the most import...

Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty
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Innovation and the Goalkeeper’s Fear of the Penalty

Some football-related thoughts as the world turns its attention to the 2018 FIFA World Cup over the next few weeks. Ther...

7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation
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7 Guiding Principles for Innovation Toolkit Selection and Implementation

There is something awfully unnerving about a place that has lodged, entertained, and inspired people like Sir Isaac Newt...

The Power of Problem Exploration
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The Power of Problem Exploration

"‘Houston, we’ve had a problem here." John Swigert’s famous words, delivered in a voice as calm and clear as the mountai...

Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation
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Giving Shape to the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

Imagine this: You're new to your department. Your boss walks in, stares you in the eye, and, as your palms start to swea...

The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say
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The One Where Young Innovation Managers Had Their Say

 Yes, the title shamelessly alludes to the "Friends" television series. And yes, this will be an atypical blog post.