Dec 21, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
Our schooling is causing us to grow up not even realizing that we’ve been equipped with “blinders” that severely limit our ability to innovate. So says the author of an education blog.
Dec 07, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
Most companies don’t think through the trade-off between utilizing an external innovation as is versus customizing it nearly enough. As a result, they tend to suffer in time to market.
Dec 06, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
One of the things that’s becoming abundantly clear from reading Walter Isaacson’s biography of Steve Jobs is that a key to the company’s innovation wasn’t just Jobs’ prodigious talent and relentless drive for creating “insanely great” products. There was also another element that I haven’t seen anyone talking about as they eulogize this technology giant.
Nov 16, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
Why does it seem to take so long for marketing to offer direction on new product development? A story helps to illustrate the challenges marketing may face.
Nov 08, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
like a vein of rich ore in a gold mine, sometimes our usual muses can become tapped out. That’s when it’s time to seek out new muses, new sources of inspiration.
Nov 02, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
Appreciative inquiry gives us the power to transcend current models, thinking, judgements and structures, so we can realize more of our creative potential, explains William E. Smith Ph.D, President of ODII. Bill is an innovative thinker and practitioner in the field of leadership, organization and social development. He’s developed new, creative approaches to organization for multinational corporations, governments, and villages all over the world.
Oct 26, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
In his new book, innovation expert Stephen Shapiro recommends taking a challenge-driven approach to innovation, rather than open-ended idea collection, which tends to be wasteful of human resources and rarely delivers problem-solving ideas.
Oct 19, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
As an accomplished improv performer, singer and actress, Cathy Rose Salit believes we all get too stuck in our ‘scripts,’ too comfortable with our ‘stock characters.’ We need to try new things, to expand our personal repertoire, to become more creative in our work and lives.
Oct 12, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
Social media plays a crucial role in recruiting people who are passionate about your company, product or service to participate in crowdsourcing initiatives with you, and in communicating with them during crowdsourcing campaigns.
Sep 28, 2011 | By: InnovationTools.com
Employees have tremendous creative capacity. If properly harnessed with a supportive culture, it can help companies to thrive in today’s turbulent business world.
Sep 21, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
Seth Godin published his latest book, We Are All Weird, today. In it, he explains how the web has evolved into an amplifier of creativity.
Sep 13, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
The techniques of improvisational performance can be applied in helpful ways to any situation where people are collaborating to innovate or build something, says improv expert Kat Koppett.
Sep 01, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
Concrete steps for including a diverse array of opinions in the innovation process, as well as purposely inviting conflict.
Aug 31, 2011 | By: Chuck Frey
From time to time, a technology advances to the point where new things become possible. Such is the case in the world of digital photography, where it’s now possible to create gorgeous HD time-lapse videos, using only a digital SLR camera and some inexpensive electronics.
| By: Chuck Frey
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