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    Visioning – 7 Essential Characteristics

    August 5, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    The process of visioning may seem both daunting and mysterious. Indeed, it is in no way a straightforward method and there are always rocky rapids to navigate. An understanding of the make-up of this journey will create better results for this process to be a success.

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    Intuition and Deliberation for Better Decision-Making

    July 30, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Enabling Factors

    We live in an age of change and uncertainty. For businesses, this means that only the most versatile survive —innovate or die. Simply adapting to the digital age is not enough: company survival requires explorative business strategies, to find new opportunities to improve and renew products and services. To attain explorative success you need a combination of both deliberate thinking and intuitive thinking. This article explores how you can balance the two.

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    Sensing is Exploring Uncharted Territory

    July 28, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership

    Where do you start when you want something new? Whether the aim is just an improvement, a small incremental change or something more unique, disruptive and breakthrough, the start will probably determine where you end up. Do you start jotting down ideas? Do you grab a whiteboard and Post-Its, get a few people in the room, and start brainstorming?

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    Sound Judgment and Strategic Partnerships

    July 24, 2015 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Creative Leadership

    Business alliances remain a tricky thing. On the one hand, alliances allow companies to tap into new markets and growth platforms. At the same time, forming alliances is risky, as it demands trust building and deep knowledge sharing with external parties. This article provides a pathway for successfully managing business alliance formation.

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    Dynamic Focus Can Shorten the Distance to Failure

    July 17, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    In a world where we don’t know what tomorrow will look like, safety comes from being able to continuously experiment. The winners get to failure faster, more frequently, using fewer resources, and learning from it quicker than others. So if you operate in a fast-changing changing world, then it is time to retrain your instincts. It’s too risky not to.

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    Are You Focusing on the Right Pilot?

    July 15, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Strategies

    Piloting in business innovation means testing an idea effectively. This is not a straightforward process and requires addressing the right questions: What idea should we test? Which aspect of it? How should we go about testing? How should we measure the results? What do we allow these results to mean and what do we do afterwards?

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    Social Change Requires “Slow Entrepreneurship”

    June 26, 2015 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Enabling Factors

    Fast entrepreneurship runs on adrenaline-infused quick returns and quick failures, burning through long nights of brainstorms and coding. It is exciting in its own right, but appropriate only for specific ventures. Slow Entrepreneurship treasures human relationships, health, and sanity, and strives for the good life. The vision for Slow Entrepreneurship is that by going through a learning program with the right mentoring and guidance, almost everybody with dedication will bring their project to fruition.

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    Systematizing Breakthrough Innovation: Study Results

    May 27, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture, Strategies

    Most companies recognize the need for breakthrough innovation – it can change the fundamental bases of competition, “rewrite the rules” of an industry and transform the prospects of the successful innovator. There is no one-size-fits-all model for how best to respond to this challenge. Arthur D. Little surveyed over 80 large organizations to explore how to deliver a consistent pipeline of radically new products, performance features, business models and market space.

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    How to Avoid Robot-Zombie Innovation

    April 22, 2015 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    In order to create Breakthrough Innovations, you need to abandon the corporate robot-zombie talk, says Andrew Benson. By cultivating an open and free form innovation culture organizations can avoid the idea logjams created by formal innovation processes.

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    The Critical Lead Time to Eruption in Brainstorming Sessions

    November 18, 2014 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Dr. Stephen Sweid has conducted more than a hundred structured group brainstorming sessions in recent years, as well as many one-to-one discussion sessions as a consultant and trainer. He has observed a number of common patterns related to timing and evolution of the brainstorming process.

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    Bold Innovation in Mature Markets: The Five Vectors

    January 9, 2014 | By: | In: Strategies

    Doing more of the same old product improvements, extensions and modifications – product renovation – won’t deliver the sales and profit impact needed to grow the business. To the great majority of businesses, product development means line extensions, improvements and product modifications and only serves to maintain market share. Firms increasingly compete for a piece of a shrinking pie by introducing one insignificant new product after another. The launch of a truly differentiated new product in mature markets is rare these days.

  • Risks of Incremental, Differential, Radical, and Breakthrough Innovation Projects

    Risks of Incremental, Differential, Radical, and Breakthrough Innovation Projects

    July 29, 2013 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    From incremental to breakthrough innovation projects, managers need to handle different activities and with them dissimilar venues of risks. In this article the internal, external and hidden risks of incremental, differential, radical, and breakthrough innovation projects are identified and ranked accordingly. In addition, for every category a general innovation eco-system has been analyzed.

  • In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores the most critical steps for people who see the practice as a means of transforming the organization.

    Three Ways to Achieve Breakthrough Innovation

    July 23, 2013 | By: | In: Collaborative Innovation, Strategies

    How might you foment authentic breakthroughs through collaborative innovation? The fuzzy front end, by name and nature, fails to lend itself to foregone conclusions. Yet, as the innovation practitioner, you can take certain steps that increase the likelihood of achieving breakthroughs. In this article innovation architect Doug Collins explores the most critical steps for people who see the practice as a means of transforming the organization.

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    Can We Design For Breakthrough Innovation?

    February 27, 2013 | By: | In: Around the Web

    Can we create an environment where innovation is more likely to occur? Blogger Vanessa Miemis recently posed this question to her readers, and they replied with a resounding “yes!” Themes included creating cultures of play and emotional safety, challenging assumptions, giving permission to try new things and using storytelling to spark new thinking.

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    The Eternal Battle Between Important & Urgent – Can be Solved

    April 25, 2012 | By: | In: Innovation Psychology

    Do you often find yourself procrastinating on important, yet non-urgent matters in order to take care of the stuff that needs immediate attention? This all-too-common circumstance also takes place on a larger scale. Bengt Järrehult walks us though how to deal with the incremental and breakthrough projects at the same time

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