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The end of "either or" innovation | Innovate on Purpose

The end of "either or" innovation | Innovate on Purpose | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it
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When I describe the challenges of innovating in a "business as usual" environment, many of my clients and the people who attend my presentations ask:  what can we do?
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Innovation "killers" never play by the leader's rules | Innovate no Purpose

Disruptive innovation almost never originates from within an industry, and rarely starts from the rules and expectations set out by the leader. Disruptive or "killer" innovation in any industry happens when someone changes the rules entirely, or innovates in a completely different way that matters to customers.
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Climbing the innovation pyramid

Climbing the innovation pyramid | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

The proposed innovation pyramid – innovation in product, in fostering a cooperative spirit, and in strengthening community ties – has been the driving force behind Canon's continued growth despite economic variables.

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Innovation is the Aim of the Game: Using Gamification when Co-creating and Co-selecting Ideas with Consumers

For today’s businesses, generating products in collaboration with consumers is the rule rather than the exception. Such ‘co-creation’ initiatives are no passing fad but an essential component of the innovation mix.

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Innovating from within

Businesses need to focus more on the link between innovation, organizational structure and culture, which are key drivers for any successful venture.

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Innovative Ideas Start with Innovative People: Think Different, Think Crazy, Think Simple

Innovative Ideas Start with Innovative People: Think Different, Think Crazy, Think Simple | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

The word “innovation” is fired off so many times that I wonder if people know what it really means. An idea can be creative, but I think true innovation starts with an innovative person.

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How Can We Promote Innovation?

Innovation is the cornerstone of efforts to create greater prosperity and protect the natural environment. This fact is undoubtedly why MIT tries to promote it. But it also raises the question: what does it take to inspire and empower innovation?

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Innovation Governance – How Well Does it Work?

Innovation Governance – How Well Does it Work? | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

This series of articles has explored the definition and scope of innovation governance as well as the different organizational models that companies typically choose to allocate responsibility for innovation.

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Mastering Innovation Through Action Learning

Mastering Innovation Through Action Learning | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

To master innovation, you must experience it. I find Action Learning is the best instructional approach for innovation.

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Anybody can be creative, You just have to learn how

Innovators aren't exceptional as much as they are confident. So says David Kelley, the founder of the venerable Palo Alto, Calif., design firm IDEO. Mr. Kelley, whose company is responsible for designing a wide range of products and services, including the modern computer mouse, believes—and research suggests—that virtually everyone has the capacity to innovate. It's just that somewhere around the fourth grade most of us stop thinking of ourselves as creative, he says, so our ability to innovate atrophies.

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Teaching Innovation

The world needs more creative thinking and people willing to take risks to bring their ideas to life. Not all ideas and products will be innovative, but that doesn't diminish their importance. As Melissa Korn and Rachel Emma Silverman state, "Forget b-school. These days, d.school is the place to go."

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R&D is not Innovation

Does R&D spending correlate with economic success? Not necessarily says John Bussey in the WSJ.

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The Difference between Strategy and Innovation

The Difference between Strategy and Innovation | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

Without strategy you have no direction, without innovation you lose relevance. They both need to be part of an integrated effort. So it is important to be clear about what each needs to succeed, where to deploy them, who should drive them and what to expect. Here’s a guide that will set things straight.

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Designing Spaces for Creativity

Designing Spaces for Creativity | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it
I’ve just spent two stimulating days with a small group of architects, university professors, and creativity researchers, at a beautiful old lakeside estate called Marigold Lodge, in Western Michigan.
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Young innovators receive US inspiration, EU help

Young innovators receive US inspiration, EU help | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

The European Commission is to set up a new Web Entrepreneurs Partnership as part of an offensive to catch up with the US on technology innovation, according to the EU's Commissioner for the Digital Agenda, Neelie Kroes.

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America's Schools: Innovation Killers?

America's Schools: Innovation Killers? | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

In a fast-changing world, the next generation of entrepreneurs needs to be able to innovate, but are America's schools extinguishing this ability?

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The Global Innovation Index 2012

The Global Innovation Index 2012 | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

Switzerland has topped this year’s Global Innovation Index (GII), compiled by INSEAD in collaboration with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

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Employ New Thinking to Create New Products

Employ New Thinking to Create New Products | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

The culture of innovation works both for creating new products and updating old ones. Review existing products regularly, encouraging employees to experiment, share and communicate.

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Frugal Innovation: Lessons from Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault-Nissan

Frugal Innovation: Lessons from Carlos Ghosn, CEO, Renault-Nissan | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

In today's resource-constrained environment, Western firms are feeling the growing pressure to "do more with less" — that is, deliver more value to customers at less cost. CEOs of these firms can emulate four best practices initiated by Carlos Ghosn at Renault-Nissan.

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Design Schools Evolving

Today design schools are laying the groundwork to become “centers of innovation” aimed at serving the financial front and, more importantly, society.

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Innovation is a belief system

The biggest gap for innovation success is in what executives believe about the organization, and what the organization believes about its executives.

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Columbus as a model for innovators

Perhaps no figure represents the highs and lows of innovation like Christopher Columbus. And few other figures demonstrate the consistency of purpose, dogged determination and singular focus that's necessary for innovators to succeed.

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Too Much Talk, Not Enough Action

Too Much Talk, Not Enough Action | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

"These days, every established company is at risk of having its industry--and its own business--disrupted by a startup. Cognizant of this, companies devote a lot of time to talking about how important it is to innovate. But here's the truth: most companies can't innovate because everyone is paid to maintain the status quo."

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Stop Calling it Innovation!

Stop Calling it Innovation! | Think! Design! Innovate! | Scoop.it

Innovation has become the word du jour. Is it important? Of course. But the term has been used and abused by so many people that it means nothing. I am seeing a backlash against the word. Inside many organizations, there are antibodies waiting to kill anything called “innovation.”

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Innovation Failure Not a Lack of Ideas

A common fallacy is that innovation is about ideas. A company may generate plenty of ideas, but if they do not appraise them properly, then they lose potentially valuable opportunities. Ideas should be assessed in a structured way against a set of criteria.

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