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Innovation Business

Inspiring and Enabling Evolutionary Innovation -- From Middle Managers

George Bradt | Posted 05.07.2013 | Business
George Bradt

The bottom line is that innovation is not an optional exercise. Darwin's lesson is that survival of the fittest is about those best able to adapt. Adapting requires innovation. You can't stand still.

Innovation and the Quiet Mind

Jan Birchfield, Ph.D | Posted 03.31.2013 | Business
Jan Birchfield, Ph.D

For some time, the need to "innovate" has been creeping into the lexicon of my clients, reflecting the fact that old paradigms on so many fronts are breaking down.

How Corruption Is Strangling US Innovation

James Allworth | Posted 02.13.2013 | Business
James Allworth

Netflix. Uber. Airbnb. Tesla. Fisker. Most economies would kill to have a set of innovators such as these. And yet at every turn, these companies are running headlong into regulation (or lack thereof) that seems designed to benefit incumbents.

What Drives Innovation and Who Owns It?

Robert F. Brands | Posted 02.12.2013 | Business
Robert F. Brands

Most would agree that innovation is everyone's responsibility, but employees can't innovate unless their leaders empower them to do so. Innovation needs a champion within the organization to push them to take calculated risks.

One-Hit Wonders: Learning From Picasso, Dylan and Jobs

David Galenson | Posted 09.28.2012 | Home
David Galenson

For conceptual artists or entrepreneurs, the secret to becoming a serial innovator was famously given by Monty Python: make one discovery... And Now for Something Completely Different. Picasso, Dylan, and Jobs all wanted more than just fame and fortune.

Can Innovation Be a Structured Repeatable Process?

Robert F. Brands | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

When innovation comes to mind, the first thing people may think of is creativity, spontaneity, or a momentary stroke of genius. But can innovation occur out of a structured, repeatable process? The answer, in short, is yes.

Innovation and the Individual

Robert F. Brands | Posted 08.13.2012 | Business
Robert F. Brands

A team is needed to execute a marketing strategy and apply lessons on how to sell an idea, but it's not always necessary for a team to create and innovate. It is the innovation champion who must carry out and sell his or her idea. Do you nurture your organization's innovation champion?

Innovation: When It's Phony, and When It's the Real Deal

Matthew DeBord | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
Matthew DeBord

Innovation is, of course, a great thing and a true differentiator for successful enterprises. "Innovate or die" is a useful general principle if you plan to thrive in the 21st century. But there are plenty of times where talking innovation constitutes a smoke screen.