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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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Hire The Future

By Jeff Rubingh / February 10, 2020 /

You’re about to hire someone in a key role. Your first question? “Tell me about your previous experience in this field.” OK, I get it, you want experience, a veteran, someone who knows their way around the space, who’s been there, done that. Fair enough. But is that always the right question, the most important…

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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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The Innovation Mandate

By Innovation Excellence / November 20, 2019 /

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Nicholas Webb, a world-renowned Business Strategist, Bestselling Author and Futurist about his new book The Innovation Mandate: The Growth Secrets of the Best Organizations in the World. As an Inventor, Nicholas invented one of the first wearable technologies, and one of the world’s smallest medical implants. He is…

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Going Beyond the Prototype

By Innovation Excellence / October 9, 2019 /

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Douglas Ferguson, author of the new book Beyond the Prototype: A roadmap for navigating the fuzzy area between ideas and outcomes.. Douglas Ferguson is an entrepreneur and human-centered technologist with over 20 years of experience. He is president of Voltage Control, an Austin-based workshop agency that specializes in…

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Creating a Movement that Drives Transformational Change

By Innovation Excellence / May 15, 2019 /

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Greg Satell, author of the new book Cascades: How to Create a Movement that Drives Transformational Change. Greg Satell is a bestselling author, speaker and adviser, who frequently contributes to Innovation Excellence, Harvard Business Review, Inc. and other A-list publications. His first book, MAPPING INNOVATION, was chosen as…

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How to Prepare College Students to Innovate

By Robert B. Tucker / May 12, 2019 /

Several years ago, when my nephew enrolled in business school at the University of Southern California, I asked him to ping me whenever the topic of innovation came up. He pinged very little. As an innovation speaker and expert, I’ve long been frustrated with the lack of innovation in the teaching of this increasingly vital topic.…

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The Design Thinking Playbook

By Innovation Excellence / December 3, 2018 /

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Michael Lewrick, author of The Design Thinking Playbook. The book has been released recently in English and has become the preferred book for many Universities which aim to teach students about Design Thinking in Europe, Asia and the US. Many organizations use the playbook as reference to kick-start…

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Mapping Experiences

By Innovation Excellence / November 28, 2018 /

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Jim Kalbach, author of the interesting book Mapping Experiences: A Complete Guide to Creating Value through Journeys, Blueprints, and Diagrams. Jim Kalbach is a noted author, speaker, and instructor in user experience design, information architecture, and strategy. He is currently the Head of Customer Experience with MURAL, a…

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When the Box is the Limit

By Innovation Excellence / November 26, 2018 /

Recently I had the opportunity to interview Walter Vandervelde, author of the compelling new book When the Box is the Limit. Walter believes that creativity is a mindset. Creativity is his profession, and he adores inspiring and helping people to develop their creative potential. Be it the young and hungry wolves that are his students…

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