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The Heart of Innovation: The Six Sides of the So-Called Box

The Heart of Innovation: The Six Sides of the So-Called Box | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Creativity, Innovation, Team Building, Leadership, Brainstorming, Idea Champions
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What’s Your Innovation Intention?

What’s Your Innovation Intention? | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
If you want to run a brainstorming session to generate a long list of ideas, I’m out. Brainstorming takes the edge off, rounds off the interesting corners and rubs off any texture. If you want me to go away for a while and come back with an idea that can dismantle our business model, I’m in.
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Learning From Innovation Hubs: Fluidity, Serendipity, and Community Combined | Innovation Management

Learning From Innovation Hubs: Fluidity, Serendipity, and Community Combined | Innovation Management | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
If you live in a major city or a national capital, try this exercise: Google the words “innovation hub” and the name of your metropolis, and scroll through the first results page. As one might expect, you will probably come across a news article or blog post that talks about your city’s or region’s innovation landscape as a whole, using the common broad understanding of an innovation hub as a wider geography (like Silicon Valley). But these days, you are just as likely to find results that point you to a particular group of institutions and initiatives. If you click through to their About pages, you will likely read an array of buzz words such as entrepreneurship, social innovation, start-ups, change-making, empowerment, creativity, co-creation, co-working, collaboration, coding, tinkering, hackathons, bootcamps, acceleration, etc. The innovation hub phenomenon has taken the grassroots entrepreneurship scene by storm. If this is indeed the outcome of your web search, you are witnessing
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Innovation Excellence | Strategy or Innovation: What Comes First?

While working and researching on how to better train and educate executives on innovation, I got into an interesting discussion with a corporate innovation leader on the role of strategy in the context of innovation.
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How Big Companies Can Accelerate Innovation

How Big Companies Can Accelerate Innovation | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Almost every large company understands that it needs to deal with ever-increasing external threats by continually innovating. To ensure their survival and growth, corporations need to keep inventing new business models. This challenge requires new or...
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Marc Wachtfogel, PhD's curator insight, December 7, 3:34 PM

Looking at start-ups for new business models. Great idea, but without a culture of agility and a proactive supporting infrastructure that's nimble, big ships tend to turn slowly.

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The 10 Commandments of Repeatable Business Innovation

The 10 Commandments of Repeatable Business Innovation | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Following these 10 commandments will help your organization achieve repeatable business innovation.
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Innovation Games: Going Beyond the Traditional Creativity and Analytical Tools and Methods

Innovation Games: Going Beyond the Traditional Creativity and Analytical Tools and Methods | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Innovation Games and its rapidly increasing applications are not anymore unknown concepts to innovation driven organizations. Either referred to software applications or other online and offline game methods, all its elements are powerful means for fostering workplace social intelligence and innovation practices. In the fifth of a series of articles focused on Innovation Culture, our attention is on the emerging business use of innovation games beating all the traditional creativity and analytical tools.
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6 Tips for Creating the Right Environment for Collaboration and Innovation

6 Tips for Creating the Right Environment for Collaboration and Innovation | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Here are 6 tips for fostering the right environment for collaboration and innovation in your company.
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Defining the Role of Innovation in Company Resilience

Fiorella (Fia) Iannuzzelli is an advisory director with PwC focused on enterprise resilience and risk consulting. She has more than 15 years of experience in project and program management, operations management and technology strategy development.  Fia holds an MBA from Columbia University and a BS in computer engineering from Lehigh University. [...]
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How to Create a Culture of Innovation

How to Create a Culture of Innovation | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Often when I hear people talk about how to develop a culture of innovation, the keys proposed are passion, autonomy, collaboration and trust (PACT). Passion, in particular, has become the darling of hiring managers...
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Learning about innovation from Mr. Edison and his phonograph

Learning about innovation from Mr. Edison and his phonograph | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Most people think of Thomas Edison as a lone inventor and marketing genius. But history teaches different lessons. Here are some from Edison's invention of the phonograph. Not so "lone" after all E...
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Two Ways to Deal With Innovation Uncertainty More Effectively

Two Ways to Deal With Innovation Uncertainty More Effectively | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Innovating means that we are seeking out uncertainty. The ideas of scaled investments and affordable losses can help us reduce this uncertainty, and increase our chances of succeeding.
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Finding innovative ideas in unexpected places

Finding innovative ideas in unexpected places | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Looking far outside your own industry can yield surprising solutions to tough problems.
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My Naija Naira's curator insight, November 22, 4:12 AM

Inspiration sometimes comes from the most unlikely situations and experiences.  So step away from the desk, put down the phone, and try something different.

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5 Ways To Encourage Kids To Grow Up To Be Innovators

5 Ways To Encourage Kids To Grow Up To Be Innovators | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
In a world where children are discouraged from being innovative and taking risks, how do we raise the next Steve Jobs?
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7 Rituals You Should Steal from Extremely Creative People

7 Rituals You Should Steal from Extremely Creative People | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Practical Tips for Productive Living
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Innovation Leadership: Make It Easier to Innovate Than to Complain

Innovation Leadership: Make It Easier to Innovate Than to Complain | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Leaders if you want less complaints & more ideas from employees, improve your innovation leadership style. Checklist from The People Skills Coach™.
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5 Ways to Secure Innovation Success Through a Stronger Company Culture

5 Ways to Secure Innovation Success Through a Stronger Company Culture | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Innovation is dependent on a certain type of culture to be successful. Here are a couple of ways you can foster an innovative culture in your company.
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Five Secrets to Creative Adaptability

Five Secrets to Creative Adaptability | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
n the face of continuing economic challenges, a roller coaster marketplace, Congressional stalemates, and unrelenting change, leaders in every part of an organization must develop a capacity for resiliency. A cornerstone of resiliency is adapta [...]
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In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity

In Praise of Melancholy and How It Enriches Our Capacity for Creativity | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
How the American obsession with happiness at the expense of sadness robs us of the capacity for a full life.

"One feels as if one were ly
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Get More Actionable Ideas from Your Employees

Get More Actionable Ideas from Your Employees | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Clearer goals will help generate ideas that can be implemented.
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Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right

Sometimes Being Wrong Can Be More Valuable Than Being Right | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
We tend to separate success and failure into two separate categories, but actually they are very much intertwined.
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Innovation Excellence | A Game Plan for Corporate Innovation

I recently had some interactions with a company working to ramp up their innovation efforts. We had several discussions on different ways of approaching this and here you get some quick and dirty insights on how such an approach could look like.
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5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe

5 Creativity Myths You Probably Believe | Innovation & Creativity | Scoop.it
Creativity isn't the result of a high IQ or being right-brained. Before you get set to work on your next project, know what's actually holding you back and what's all in your head.
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