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Climbing Innovation’s Value Creation Curve

By | June 30th, 2016|Innovation Impact, Uncategorized|

When it comes to determining whether something is a successful innovation, there is one absolutely crucial test: Does it create value? That value may come in many forms. Usefulness for the customer, profits for [...]

Shifting the Odds of Innovation Success

By | June 6th, 2016|Innovation Behavior, Personal Innovation Skills, Uncategorized|

If I asked a group of innovation practitioners, “What are some ways to make the odds of achieving successful innovation more favorable?” I suspect I would get answers like: Look for some quick wins [...]

Boosting Personal Innovation Capacity – Iterate

By | April 3rd, 2012|Personal Innovation Skills, Uncategorized|

Iteration is not just about improving products and services and customer intelligence and profitability—as important as those things are. It’s about improving our thinking. What most distinguishes highly successful innovators from those who struggle, is their skill at systematically revising their own mental models—at iterating what’s happening inside their heads.

The Silver Lining in the Goldman Sachs Dustup

By | March 19th, 2012|Innovation Behavior, Uncategorized|

The pounding that Goldman Sachs took at the very public hand of departing executive Greg Smith is exceeded only by the beating Smith took from Bloomberg, but Bloomber's readers (thankfully) aren't buying it...

The Innovator’s Secret Weapon – Empathy Part 2

By | March 13th, 2012|Personal Innovation Skills|

How good are you at putting yourself into someone else's shoes? When you have an innovative idea, it's your responsibility to enable them to "get it." It's your challenge. And if you don’t have the empathy and the patience to help others see what you see, then you will likely fail to win the support you need...

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