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HYPE’s Innovation Forum in Hamburg and the Value of Being Reflective
The Innovation Manager

HYPE’s Innovation Forum in Hamburg and the Value of Being Reflective

If there are three things a TED Talk marathon - in my case: the Hidden Gems and New Releases sections - can teach you, t...

What Precisely Does It Take To Be An Innovative Company?
The Innovation Manager

What Precisely Does It Take To Be An Innovative Company?

You may have heard of the Thomson-Reuters Top 100 Most Innovative Companies. Or you may have heard of the Boston Consult...

The benefits of standardization for innovation
The Innovation Manager

The benefits of standardization for innovation

It might seem unnecessarily provocative to say that innovation is a conservative profession but let me make the case for...

Disruptive Innovation and the Retail Experience
The Innovation Manager

Disruptive Innovation and the Retail Experience

June was the month when disruptive innovation became headline news, thanks to a take-down of Clayton Christensen’s theor...

Getting communications right for collaborative innovation
The Innovation Manager

Getting communications right for collaborative innovation

There is a famous story - albeit perhaps an urban legend - about the development of a space pen back in the 1960’s. The ...

Innovators can expect a hard time in 2015
The Innovation Manager

Innovators can expect a hard time in 2015

CISCO’s CEO John Chambers made waves in mid-May when he predicted that many large IT vendors will experience a blood bat...

In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King
The Innovation Manager

In the Kingdom of the Complex Corporation, the Innovator is King

Recently I spoke at the Front-end of Innovation Conference in Boston about the role of Innovation Advocates. Specificall...

An interview with Hutch Carpenter
The Innovation Manager

An interview with Hutch Carpenter

Hutch Carpenter has been a well known figure in the innovation management space for several years. Earlier in 2014 he jo...

Social media for innovation managers
The Innovation Manager

Social media for innovation managers

Some days I’m struck by one singular problem in innovation management: It is too concerned with the mechanics of the inn...

Being the Innovation Manager
The Innovation Manager

Being the Innovation Manager

There can be few roles in corporate life with as much expectation attached to them as there is to the innovation manager...

Knowledge management? Think innovation management
The Innovation Manager

Knowledge management? Think innovation management

Earlier this month HYPE held its Regional Forum in Munich - covering the area of Southern Germany, Switzerland and Austr...

Can Innovation Management add to Social’s ROI?
The Innovation Manager

Can Innovation Management add to Social’s ROI?

Is your social community alive? Or has the social business tool - that your company introduced two years ago - turned in...