Monthly Archives: November 2011


Who is More Valuable, Inventors or Innovators?

By |November 28th, 2011|Innovation Impact, Uncategorized|

We should honor our inventors and perhaps we don’t do that enough, but having an original idea is just one early step toward successful innovation. We rightly and very pragmatically withhold our thanks and praise until we can see a clear benefit...

Innovation Requires Mass Customization – of Ourselves

By |November 21st, 2011|Innovation Behavior, Personal Innovation Skills, Uncategorized|

We hear a lot these days about mass customization as a consumer trend, about how technology now allows us to mass produce products that are customized to the needs and desires of individual consumers. So, why stop with consumer products? To fuel innovation, we need to be talking about mass customization...of people.

For an Innovator, Is Anything Ever Impossible?

By |November 14th, 2011|Innovation Strategies|

What have you concluded is impossible? Are you sure? How do you know? Maybe it’s just something that hasn’t yet been figured out. (And maybe you’re getting close.)

Innovation Essentials: Knowledge as Answers or Possibilities?

By |November 7th, 2011|Innovation Behavior, Personal Innovation Skills, Uncategorized|

What’s your personal theory of knowledge? Is it something that gives you answers or possibilities? Of course, the short answer is, “Yes.” But if you had to choose, if you had to state a preference, I suspect you could, and for many it would be: answers. Not that most of us have given this a great deal of thought. It’s what’s known as an implicit theory, a largely subconscious belief, but one that nonetheless impacts how we think and behave—and how well we innovate.

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