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Bonus Insights from Mauro Porcini – PepsiCo’s First Chief Design Officer

By Braden Kelley | May 14, 2021 |

A month ago I had the opportunity to sit down with Mauro Porcini, SVP & Chief Design Officer at PepsiCo, a multi-billion-dollar American corporation with more than 250,000 employees. It is the second largest food and beverage company in the world, and the largest in North America. The first part of this interview focused on…

The Business Tool You Didn’t Know You Needed: A Customer Problem Statement

By Soren Kaplan | May 14, 2021 |

Do you know what matters most to your customers? If you aren’t living and breathing the problems your customers face every day, you will likely be unable to empathize with their needs, and providing meaningful innovation to address them.   For the past 25 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of groups across dozens of big…

EPISODE FIVE – Ask the Consultant – What is design thinking?

By Braden Kelley | April 20, 2021 |

Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE FIVE of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE FIVE aims to answer a question that many people struggle to answer or accurately discuss: “What is design thinking?” Design Thinking is often misunderstood and sometimes even maligned because too many people think it is…

The Visual Project Charter™ and Remote Project Management

By Braden Kelley | April 20, 2021 |

The reality is that for most of us project managers, whether we want to acknowledge it or not, the process of creating a project charter is one that we often dread. We sit there in front of a Microsoft Office template blinking at us on the screen and realize just how much missing or incomplete…

The United States Drops Out of Top 10 Most Innovative Countries

By Braden Kelley | April 20, 2021 |

The latest Bloomberg Innovation Index is out (2021 edition), and South Korea has risen to first place, taking the title back from Germany, while the U.S. fell out of the Top 10 completely. Seven of the top 10 places went to European countries while the USA and China slipped. “Intensifying competition between the U.S. and…

The Art of Decision-making as an Innovation Leader

By Jesse Nieminen | April 20, 2021 |

As we all know, innovating and creating something new is usually seen, for good reason, as an important, yet highly risky endeavor. As such, innovation leaders are constantly under a lot of pressure from many different directions. Now, when we talk about innovation, we often focus on the more practical side of things related to…

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EPISODE FOUR – Ask the Consultant – What is the best way to create successful change?

By Braden Kelley | March 22, 2021 |

EPISODE FOUR in a new series of short form videos comes to you live from the innovation studio. EPISODE FOUR tackles a question I’m asked so frequently that I wrote a book to answer it: “What is the best way to create successful change?” Hint: It starts with getting a copy of Charting Change because…

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EPISODE THREE – Ask the Consultant – What is digital transformation?

By Braden Kelley | March 22, 2021 |

EPISODE THREE in a new series of short form videos comes to you live from the innovation studio. EPISODE THREE aims to answer a question that many people struggle to answer or accurately discuss: “What is digital transformation?” Digital transformation is a complicated topic for people to speak intelligently about and to explore in depth…

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EPISODE TWO – Ask the Consultant – How can I create continuous innovation in my organization?

By Braden Kelley | March 22, 2021 |

EPISODE TWO in a new series of short form videos comes to you live from the innovation studio. EPISODE TWO tackles the second most commonly asked question of me: “How can I create continuous innovation in my organization?” Hint: It starts with getting a copy of Stoking Your Innovation Bonfire because I detail in the…

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EPISODE ONE – Ask the Consultant – What is innovation?

By Braden Kelley | March 19, 2021 |

EPISODE ONE comes to you live from the innovation studio as the first installment in a new series of short form videos. EPISODE ONE tackles the question people ask me more than any other: “What is innovation?” If you’d like to see additional potential definitions of innovation you can find 60+ additional innovation definitions here.…

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