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The Four Phases of Design Thinking - BusinessWeek

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What ingrained habits are linked to a designer's ability to turn original ideas into innovations?.
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How to encourage innovation in your business in one day

How to encourage innovation in your business in one day | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
As the founder and head of a 13-year-old digital agency, I’ve spent over a decade working on encouraging innovation and creative thinking amongst my team.
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What Customers Really Think About Innovative Companies

What Customers Really Think About Innovative Companies | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Marketing Strategy - Your customers might not place as much importance on innovation as you do. Here's a look at how innovation ranks among desirable company traits.
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How To Create A Thought Leadership Strategy That Supports True Innovation

How To Create A Thought Leadership Strategy That Supports True Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Thought leadership happens when brands move from talking about their product to solving customer problems and becoming trusted advisors.
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The Key Insights Corporate Innovators Miss on the Execution of Innovation

The Key Insights Corporate Innovators Miss on the Execution of Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Five major insights on this increasingly important topic of how to produce better outcomes from innovation ideas and projects
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What Can You Learn from the World's Most Creative People?

What Can You Learn from the World's Most Creative People? | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
What are the habits of the world's most creative and innovative people?
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Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad

Let’s Stop Arguing About Whether Disruption Is Good or Bad | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
It’s about building things, not destroying them.
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The Power of Slack Time: Don’t Underestimate Its Ability to Spur Innovation

The Power of Slack Time: Don’t Underestimate Its Ability to Spur Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Feeling uninspired? Taking a few days off might give you the space you need to create or implement a great new idea.
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Five ways innovation can boost company values

Five ways innovation can boost company values | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Innovative companies are almost always more valuable. Remember - if you're not evolving your dying!
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Disruption Is More Than the Buzzword It's Become

Disruption Is More Than the Buzzword It's Become | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Looking for opportunity? Check to see where the stagnant reside.
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You Need an Innovation Strategy

You Need an Innovation Strategy | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
It’s the only way to make sound trade-off decisions and choose the right practices.
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Innovation Excellence | Design Thinking: a tested method for creating breakthrough innovation

Innovation Excellence | Design Thinking: a tested method for creating breakthrough innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
The two, too common scenarios noted above are not innovation. Real innovation is not a product line extension or an additional feature. Spare us. The world is already surfeited with such nonsense.
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Phil McKinney » 5 Innovation Blind Spots That Killed Nokia and Kodak S11 Ep9

Phil McKinney » 5 Innovation Blind Spots That Killed Nokia and Kodak S11 Ep9 | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
Through innovation training, innovation coaching and executive mentoring, helping individuals maximize their personal and professional potential to innovate.
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Silicon Valley Diversity: Why Innovating With People Is As Important As Innovating With Technology

Silicon Valley Diversity: Why Innovating With People Is As Important As Innovating With Technology | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

In the inaugural episode of Bay Area-based HBO comedy Silicon Valley, now in its second season, the CEO of Hooli (think: fictional Google GOOGL -0.34%) Gavin Belson stands in his sprawling, high-rise office with his spiritual advisor and peers out across the quad. “It’s weird,” he muses as he watches his staff mill about, “They always travel in groups of five, these programmers. 

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How to Innovate at Work? Give Time! | The MATRIX Wall

How to Innovate at Work? Give Time! | The MATRIX Wall | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Innovation. Some companies don’t have any and need some. Others have some and want more. Surely everyone wants to be an innovator. Who wouldn’t want to produce innovation? It’s the modern-day professional currency that we trade in as programmers, designers, and managers.

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6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work | Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Catalyst

6 Millennial Motivators: A Guide To What Motivates Millennials At Work | Ryan Jenkins Next Generation Catalyst | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

For the leaders eager to spark change and energy into their organizations there are Millennial motivators that can be leveraged to ignite Millennials

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How P&G & Pfizer Think Differently About Innovation

How P&G & Pfizer Think Differently About Innovation | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
P&G and Pfizer think of design thinking as a problem solving tool and a capability set, one that’s not limited to—or necessary led—by designers in all cases.
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The Feds Have $2.5B Available to Fund Innovative Small Companies

The Feds Have $2.5B Available to Fund Innovative Small Companies | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
The Small Business Administration is crisscrossing the nation to educate entrepreneurs about how to apply for grants focused on early stage companies.
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4 Tricks to Building a Successful Open Innovation Program | Innovation Management

4 Tricks to Building a Successful Open Innovation Program | Innovation Management | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

This is why many organizations are turning to open innovation, which is the model wherein firms can access ideas from outside the boundaries of their organization (looking to customers, partners, even competitors for ideas and help in managing those ideas) and then using those ideas to build their innovation roadmap – whether it’s improving their services, processes, or business model.

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A simple piece of advice on how to disrupt yourself | Game-Changer

A simple piece of advice on how to disrupt yourself | Game-Changer | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
As a CEO of an established business, how do you disrupt yourself? Here's a simple piece of advice to get you off on the right track.
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These 10 Innovative Companies Are Improving Lives

These 10 Innovative Companies Are Improving Lives | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

The amount of apps, software, gadgets and other technology in our lives is increasing exponentially. Among tools that allow us to communicate faster, games that entertain us, and gadgets that make life a little easier, we are surrounded and consumed by tech. 

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Speed of Innovation – How to Master Rapid Prototyping | Innovation Management

Speed of Innovation – How to Master Rapid Prototyping | Innovation Management | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Those who can sketch, build, create maquettes, and quickly create elegant prototypes are also essential in helping us transform ideas into possibilities and then into testable artifacts. Prototypers are people who like to make things, and prototyping well is an essential contributor to the speed of your innovation efforts. 

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Why Entrepreneurism Is the Key to Millennial Retention | IRIS

Why Entrepreneurism Is the Key to Millennial Retention  | IRIS | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

Employee retention for the millennial generation is notoriously low, and turnover can cost a company a great deal. Clearly it’s a problem that needs a solution. To keep millennials engaged, you have to appeal to their unique entrepreneurial spirit — something you didn’t have to worry about with older generations like the baby boomers.

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The Dirty Secret Behind Real Innovation: How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future

The Dirty Secret Behind Real Innovation: How Our Urge To Play Invented The Future | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it
The urge to play, arguably more than any other force, is what invents the future.
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Innovation: not just about ideas in a lab, it’s now open and collaborative

Innovation: not just about ideas in a lab, it’s now open and collaborative | Innovation Strategies | Scoop.it

The term ‘innovation’ has become so common in daily language that it is easy for policymakers to forget what it actually means as it covers so many different aspects of the economic growth agenda. 

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