May 23, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Using hieroglyphics for ideation is an unusual but potentially viable lateral thinking technique from Tom Wujec’s excellent book, Five Star Mind.
May 16, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
In business and in life, clear and accurate problem definition is an essential prerequisite for effective problem solving. This may sound obvious, or even trite, but this simple truth can be overlooked by those with pressing needs and a bias for action.
May 15, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Crowdsourcing continues to be a good tool for innovation. And, you could participate on either the challenge end or the participant end. If your organization hasn’t found a way to try it, here’s a good example.
May 10, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
There is often a considerable amount of ambiguity at the outset of open innovation partnerships. Quite often, the technology customer is considerably larger than the provider and is being pursued versus being the pursuer. The technology provider almost never knows the full extent of what needs to be demonstrated in order to earn a customer’s business commitment. They are also quite often reluctant to ask so as to avoid offending the other party or seeming ignorant or unsophisticated. How can this situation be improved?
May 03, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Given the relatively small number of qualified solution providers for any given technical challenge, one fairly productive and successful problem solving approach undertaken by corporate technology seekers is to organize “supplier summits.”
Apr 25, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
On the occasion of the release of TIME Magazine’s 2012 Top 100 List, Ruth Ann Hattori asks, who is your personal innovation hero?
Apr 11, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Can companies sidestep or blunt the effects of disruptive innovation? It’s possible, but not likely, explains Steve Denning in a recent Forbes column.
| By: Chuck Frey
Networking involves utilizing our connections to reach the solutions we seek. Do you and your company fully utilize your networks to help solve your challenges?
Apr 04, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
A lot has happened since the last update on my new book, Up Your Impact: 52 Innovative Strategies to Add Value to Your Work.
Mar 28, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
In his recent BusinessWeek post entitled “Memo to CEOs: Stop Blathering about Innovation and Do Something,” innovation guru Tom Kuczmarksi reminds us that CEOs must be the true leaders of innovation.
Mar 21, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Michael Fruhling doesn’t like open innovation portals, in general. What’s his problem with them?
| By: Chuck Frey
IDEA.org seeks to develop the thesaurus of the future and seeks to raise money to develop the iPad app it envisions via the popular crowdfunding service Kickstarter.
Mar 20, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
NASA is looking for your ideas for its latest crowdsourcing contest.
Mar 14, 2012 | By: Chuck Frey
Most companies rely on the marketing function to set their new product agenda, with research and development relegated to a supporting status. In reality, it can take on a more active role, helping to define new technical possibilities at the front end of innovation.
| By: Chuck Frey
My new book, Up Your Impact: 52 Innovative Strategies to Add Value to Your Work, will contain a set of proven strategies you can use to bring much more value to your vocation.