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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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    Jugaad: Lessons in Frugal Innovation

    February 27, 2012 | By: | In: Enabling Factors

    Resourcefulness amid serious constraints is known in India as ‘Jugaad.’ In this article, Accenture’s Mitali Sharma suggests this simple concept — which gave birth to a $2,500 car, a $12 solar lamp, and a life-saving incubator made from car parts — might be the antidote to the complexity plaguing your innovation process.

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    Challenge Assumptions

    January 10, 2012 | By: | In: Videos

    Challenging the first and second wave of answers and assumptions helps creative teams move on to breakthrough ideas that appear in the third wave, says Dr. Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Here the lecture audience participates in an exercise that reveals a group’s willingness to go with the first right answer, which can be major barrier to unleashing full creative potential.

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    Innovation’s Silent Killer

    January 2, 2012 | By: | In: Organization & Culture

    If they want to compete successfully in the future, companies should hold off on rapid ideation and faster commercialization until they take an unflinching look at what is truly stifling breakthrough innovation. In this article, Soren Kristensen provides insight on how honest self-reflection can free you from your biggest impediment to growth.

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    How to Avoid the Innovation Death Spiral

    October 27, 2011 | By: | In: Strategies

    Consider this all too familiar scenario: Company X’s new products developed and launched with great expectations, yield disappointing results. Yet, these products continue to languish in the market, draining management attention, advertising budgets, manufacturing capacity, warehouse space and back office systems. Wouter Koetzier explores how to avoid the innovation death spiral.

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    When you Need Breakthrough Ideas, Consider Anti-conventional Thinking

    May 11, 2011 | By: | In:

    When you need to develop ideas, don’t just focus on generating a large quantity of them. The originality of them is even more important. That’s when you should consider Jeffrey Baumgartner’s anti-conventional thinking technique.

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    Breakthrough Designs for Ultra-Low-Cost Products

    December 29, 2010 | By: | In: Videos

    Eminent chemical engineering scientist, RA Mashelkar, describes the challenge of creating value for many instead of value for money; we need to get “more from less for more.” In this inspiring speech he shares stories of innovation, passion and compassion.

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    Service Innovation: How to go From Customer Needs to Breakthrough Services

    October 28, 2010 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    In this book review Paul Hobcraft looks at “Service Innovation: How to go from customer needs to breakthrough services,” a book by Lance Bettencourt, published by McGraw-Hill.



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