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Eat, Sleep, Innovate: How to Make Creativity an Everyday Habit Inside Your Organization [Interview]

By Braden Kelley / September 30, 2020 /

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with his co-author Josh Seiden and a major publisher. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation with customers at the center of what they do?

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Why Failure is an Innovation Aphrodisiac to Some

By Jeffrey Phillips / January 27, 2020 /

If you stick around innovation long enough you’ll probably come to believe that we are all dead-enders. After all, what group of people could willingly embrace as much failure with such a positive attitude? Failure, you’ll be reminded, is necessary for innovation. I like to quote the saying that my ski instructor told me years…

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These 3 Cognitive Biases Can Kill Innovation

By Greg Satell / January 26, 2020 /

Probably the biggest myth about innovation is that it’s about ideas. It’s not. It’s about solving problems. The truth is that nobody cares about what ideas you have, they care about the problems you can solve for them. So don’t worry about coming up with a brilliant idea. If you find a meaningful problem, the…

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Four Pillars of Innovation – People, Learning, Judgment and Trust

By Mike Shipulski / January 26, 2020 /

Innovation is a hot topic. Everyone wants to do it. And everyone wants a simple process that works step-wise – first this, then that, then success. But Innovation isn’t like that. I think it’s more effective to think of innovation as a result. Innovation as something that emerges from a group of people who are…

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Innovation is Not Supposed to be Fun

By Jesse Nieminen / January 23, 2020 /

Gary Pisano, a Harvard Business School Professor, wrote an excellent article in HBR last year on the hard realities of what innovative company cultures actually look like, which I highly recommend every aspiring innovator to read. The bottom line? The inspiring and comfortable attributes, such as freedom, low hierarchy, and tolerance for failure that are associated with innovative company…

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Is Germany the World’s Most Innovative Country?

By Braden Kelley / January 21, 2020 /

The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index is out (2020 edition), and Germany has risen to first place, breaking South Korea’s six-year winning streak, while the U.S. fell one notch to No. 9. “Innovation is a critical driver of growth and prosperity. China’s move up the rankings, and the U.S. drop, is a reminder that without investment…

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Visiting The Intrapreneurs’ Factory

By Innovation Excellence / January 21, 2020 /

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Nicolas Bry, Orange Startups Studio Founder, about his new book The Intrapreneurs’ Factory. Nicolas entices Orange employees in engaging as intrapreneurs, bringing their idea to life within Orange business. Nicolas is equally a passionate expert for innovation labs exploring new business. International speaker (TEDx), delivering Masterclasses @Google Academy,…

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Even The Most Radical Visions Can Succeed When Built On Shared Values

By Greg Satell / January 20, 2020 /

With the political season heating up, an increasingly frequent topic of discussion is how radical candidates should be. Some say that the optimal strategy is to be mainstream and court the middle. Others argue that it is better to more extreme and rile up the passions of your most active supporters. Yet as I explain…

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Only Thing Predictable About Innovation is its Unpredictability

By Mike Shipulski / January 17, 2020 /

A culture that demands predictable results cannot innovate. No one will have the courage to do work with the requisite level of uncertainty and all the projects will build on what worked last time. The only predictable result – the recipe will be wildly successful right up until the wheels fall off. You can’t do…

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Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019

By Innovation Excellence / January 16, 2020 /

After a week of torrid voting and much passionate support, along with a lot of gut-wrenching consideration and jostling during the judging round, I am proud to announce your Top 40 Innovation Bloggers of 2019: . Tom Kouloupoulos Tom Koulopoulos is the author of 10 books and founder of the Delphi Group, a 25-year-old Boston-based…

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