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The Daily Innovator: Nine Ideas for Sparking Curiosity in Your Collaborators

Amy Radin | Posted 06.09.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Are some people just born curious? Or can curiosity be cultivated? The answer matters because curiosity is a necessity for innovation. If curiosity isn't instinctive among your collaborators then you need to bring it to life.

The Daily Innovator: It's Not Who You Know But How They Think

Kevin McDermott | Posted 06.16.2014 | Business
Kevin McDermott

Students of reasoning styles can boost their success at convincing others of the wisdom of a new idea by identifying and adapting to the logic filters of decision makers. Sizing up a situation realistically lets us know what to expect when we're pitching a new idea, and how to make the most of it.

The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 04.12.2014 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

The first thing I need from you is encouragement to take a bigger view of our business sector. We need to show a willingness to press traditional boundaries so we can liberate our thinking to see pockets of opportunity we may have overlooked.

Ideas are the Easy Part: 10 Concrete Steps to Eliminating Fear as an Obstacle to Successful Innovation

Amy Radin | Posted 02.12.2014 | Business
Amy Radin

Established organizations are in the paradoxical position of acknowledging the need for innovation, while at the same time remaining conditioned to the familiar.

Why Innovating in "Older" Industries Will Be Harder

Eric Quon-Lee | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Eric Quon-Lee

The successes that the world has seen with the increasing growth of Internet-related industries have been in no small part due to the greenfield approach that they were able to exploit.

How Big Is Something That Doesn't Exist?

Amy Radin | Posted 11.25.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

Innovators, especially in established organizations, need complementary characters around them, people who can help sustain commitment and who have the tolerance for ambiguity that allows innovators to work through the messy process of building the next great thing.

The Daily Innovator: Using Value Constellations to Map New Business Models

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 09.30.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

How does the Daily Innovator take the glimmer of an idea, a gut instinct and build a compelling business case around it to rally support? A good start is to map its value constellation.

The Daily Innovator: Do Customers Want Your Big Idea?

Amy Radin | Posted 07.29.2013 | Business
Amy Radin

The selling of a new idea is, at bottom, a story told to customers. A persuasive story is built on insight into who customers are and how they behave. Orientation to that behavior produces clarity about what the organization wishes to be.

Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 06.17.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

What's needed is an altered idea of "workspace." The first question to be answered is what it's always been: How does a particular team work best?

The Top 100 Lamest Excuses for Not Innovating

Mitch Ditkoff | Posted 05.28.2013 | Business
Mitch Ditkoff

There are some people who know everything about social media. There are others who know everything about hip hop. Me? I know everything about excuses -- or at least the kind of excuses that people who work in organizations make about why they can't innovate.

Skunks, Pop-ups and Hybrids: How to Build a Team of Innovators

Daryl Twitchell | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business
Daryl Twitchell

There is never a shortage of new ideas. But there is always a shortage of great talent to reveal their commercial potential. Lucky for the daily innovator, smart people want to work on promising projects. It's a character trait you can use to advantage when building a team.

Innovating From the Inside Out Surviving a Bear Market

Marcy Morrison and Alexis Dixon | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Marcy Morrison and Alexis Dixon

Alexis Dixon, Principal of Meditation Solutions International is a Harvard trained mediator who works with corporations in harnessing the frequently v...