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    Writing Proposals: A Handbook of What Makes Your Project Right For Funding

    March 3, 2017 | By: | In: Book Reviews

    Whether you are a startup, researcher or consultant, at some point you may find yourself in a situation where you need to write a proposal for funding. Preparing proposals is a detailed process that takes lots of precious time and if you’re not familiar with the best practices for writing them, I dare say you may be wasting your time.

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    How to Brainstorm Better

    February 22, 2017 | By: | In: Videos

    Toy inventor Brendan Boyle talks about key concepts for making brainstorming sessions more effective, like including those adept at the technique and bringing together divergent and convergent thinkers. Boyle, a partner at IDEO who teaches the course “From Play to Innovation” at Stanford’s design school, speaks with creativity expert Tina Seelig, faculty co-director at the Stanford Technology Ventures Program.

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    Top Diagramming Techniques for more Efficient Meetings

    October 31, 2016 | By: | In: Creative Leadership, Enabling Factors

    Do you ever find yourself stuck in a meeting that’s stalling? Does the agenda seem to accomplish no tangible outcomes? Perhaps you find yourself wondering what’s next after an important summit, or frustrated with the lack of direction after a meaningful brainstorm or discussion.

  • The Innovation Toolkit with 37 Inspiring Tools

    The Innovation Toolkit with 37 Inspiring Tools

    November 28, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes, Serialized Books, The Innovation Expedition

    Innovation is highly relevant to every organization. Yet, eighty percent of innovation projects never reach the market. Many have a false start. My new book is written to inspire you with practical tools on HOW to start innovation effectively. The process of innovation is a process that many struggle to master.“What is the right moment?” “How do I discover what customers want?” “How do I get breakthrough ideas?” “How do I get internal support?

  • Which Management Tools & Techniques are Used During Stage-Gate®?

    Which Management Tools & Techniques are Used During Stage-Gate®?

    August 16, 2013 | By: | In: Life Cycle Processes

    Best practices for the process, the gates and gate keepers during Stage-Gate® have been explained. But are there newer more innovative tools and techniques being used? Kevin Coughlan is currently studying project management at the UCD Smufit Graduate Business School in Dublin. This article is a description of his report and a request for assistance with research on the topic; which management tools and techniques are used to compliment the first three stages of the Stage-Gate® process?