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Clean Interfaces are important in agile organizations

Building an Agile & Innovative Organization

By Jesse Nieminen | October 13, 2021 |

In recent years, more and more companies have realized the need for innovation as they’ve seen businesses all around them, and perhaps even their own business, being disrupted. According to McKinsey research, 96% of executives have made innovation a strategic priority, yet only 6% are satisfied with their innovation performance. There’s a huge discrepancy between…

The Value Prop Canvas Tool Will Speed Up Innovation Processes in Your Business

By Soren Kaplan | October 13, 2021 |

As a consultant, I’ve had the chance to work with some of the world’s biggest businesses and organizations to help guide innovation initiatives and business strategies. What continues to surprise me is how often leaders lack a clear understanding of what the value proposition is that they are providing to customers before developing new products…

Cultivating food from the air we breathe: How decades-old NASA technology is still delivering disruptive tech today

By Dan Blacharski | June 29, 2021 |

The “Replicator” machine seen on the “Star Trek: The Next Generation” television series was imagined as a 24th century technology that could create food out of thin air, but the device was not strictly something picked out of the creative brain cells of Gene Roddenberry. The concept was actually considered and researched in the 1960s…

Il Sole 24 Ore and qiibee launch the first book ever made on Blockchain & NFT

By Francesco Pagano | June 23, 2021 |

The first book in the world made on blockchain, the first ‘decentralized’ discussion on leadership, completely shared and co-created with all readers.   “Whatever the CEO decides, even the most forward-thinking and visionary one, he or she will see effects that are potentially devastating for their company, community and the whole world. Everyone is afraid.…

Innovation has many myths and misconceptions associated with it

21 Common Innovation Myths & Misconceptions Debunked

By Jesse Nieminen | June 23, 2021 |

As all of us working on innovation know, it’s quite an opaque topic that many innovators and organizations don’t talk about openly. As a result, innovation is an area that’s fraught with many common myths and misconceptions. That’s unfortunate, because those less experienced in innovation often end up going about it all wrong, and as…

Should Innovation Be Part of Everyone’s Job?

By Braden Kelley | June 23, 2021 |

EPISODE SEVEN – Ask the Consultant Live from the Innovation Studio comes EPISODE SEVEN of a new ‘Ask the Consultant’ series of short form videos. EPISODE SEVEN seeks to answer a strategic question that many innovation leaders struggle with: “Is innovation everyone’s job?” Should it be? Can it be? Check out the video here: Innovation…

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Let’s Settle the Debate – Innovation Both Is & Is Not Everyone’s Job

By Anthony Mills | June 23, 2021 |

The Debate There’s an insidious debate that’s bounced around for probably the better part of twenty years now.  It’s the debate of whether or not ‘innovation is everyone’s job’. Some think that ‘innovation is everyone’s job’ because we have to bring the entire organization into the grand practice of innovation and engage them in finding…

How to Win in the Disruptive Economy: A New Playbook for Success

By Greg Heist | June 4, 2021 |

Leo Tilman and Charles Jacoby write in their book Agility: How to Navigate the Unknown and Seize Opportunity in a World of Disruption, “In today’s fast-changing environment, every company, no matter how large and powerful, should consider itself but one asteroid away from oblivion”. Our reality is this: we are in a new, turbulent normal…

DEVELOPING A HUMAN-CENTRIC FUTURE-FIT FOCUS

By Janet Sernack | May 18, 2021 |

In a recent article “Organizing for the future: Nine keys to becoming a future-ready company” McKinsey and Co, suggested that the Covid-19 pandemic has added to the pressure to change that has been growing for many years, which is now at a tipping point. Where the most forward-looking leaders and teams see a larger opportunity…

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…

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