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$#!% Innovation Consultants Say

A funny (and true) video, about the $#!% innovation consultants say!

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An Observation on Innovation | SIT Innovation Blog

An Observation on Innovation | SIT Innovation Blog | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it

It is true that innovation is a means to an end – not an end in itself. It is also true, however, that innovative ideas inspire us well beyond their functional benefit. In that respect, innovation-ness is like having beautiful writing style – it cannot replace content or meaning, but coupled with them will make the outcome not only more pleasing, but also more impactful.

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Increase Productivity and Cut Costs with Innovation | A Webinar invitation

Increase Productivity and Cut Costs with Innovation | A Webinar invitation | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it

In order to maintain a competitive edge in today’s market, companies have a dual challenge of constantly creating more value for their customers whilst thriving to cut costs and improve their productivity. On July 11th SIT will be conducting a webinar regarding the way innovation can assist you to cut costs and increase productivity

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You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate

You Don't Need a PhD to Innovate | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
So you're not a nano-technologist. You don't know how to sequence the human genome. You confuse artificial intelligence with posing. Does this mean that you're useless — that you have no place in the 21st-century economy?
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Challenge Assumptions - Watch an Audience Exercise!

Challenging the first and second wave of answers and assumptions helps creative teams move on to breakthrough ideas that appear in the third wave, says Dr. Tina Seelig, executive director of the Stanford Technology Ventures Program. Here the lecture audience participates in an exercise that reveals a group's willingness to go with the first right answer, which can be major barrier to unleashing full creative potential.

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Clorox and BrainJuicer's Innovation Fest

On May 14, 2012 Clorox & BrainJuicer hosted Innovation Fest in San Francisco. WATCH a 5 minutes video of  its highlights...

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The Myths That Prevent Change

You probably think that the barriers to innovation are negative elements of your organization — that is, the wrong people, behaviors, and processes.
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MacGyver and Creative Problem Solving

MacGyver and Creative Problem Solving | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it

Brilliant! How MacGyver was using a creative problem solving technique called 'Closed World'. According to this principle, one must utilize only types of elements already existing in the problem, or in its immediate environment, rather than introducing new and external resources for the solution. A classic exmaple of “thinking inside the box” (finding a creative solution by limiting the space of possibilities).

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How to Use Your Creativity to Spark Innovation

Tina - Head Shot I recently spoke with Tina Seelig, the author of inGenius: A Crash Course on Creativity. Seelig has a Ph.D. in neuroscience from Stanford University Medical School.
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What Doesn't Motivate Creativity Can Kill It

Management is widely viewed as a foe of innovation. The thinking goes that too much management strangles innovation (just let a thousand flowers bloom!). But we have found a much more nuanced picture.
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The 4 Worst Innovation Assassins

The 4 Worst Innovation Assassins | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
Is there a corporate leader who doesn't extol the virtues of innovation these days? Yet if innovation is so important, why do so many companies have so much trouble with it?
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HBR Opens an Insight Center "Knock Down Barriers to Innovation"

"Knock Down Barriers to Innovation" Insight Center, is Harvard Business Review is an online content one-stop-shop, aims to help you identify innovation barriers that have been hiding in plain sight and to show you novel ways of defeating them.

Over the next four weeks, blog posts from some of the leading lights on innovation — as well as a number of thinkers who will be unfamiliar to you — will take you on a tour of the conventional wisdom about innovation, pointing out illusions along the way. They'll also provide tools for freeing the mind and implementing sound ideas. The posts will inspire as well as inform.

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Exploring the Science of Creativity - Watch this video!

Watch Laurence Boschetto, CEO and President of Draftfcb, Jonah Lehrer, best-selling author of 'Imagine: How Creativity Works,' and Matthew Willcox, Executive Director of the Institute of Decision Making and Director of Strategic Planning at Draftfcb San Francisco, to discuss the symbiotic relationship between the artist and scientist. They demonstrate how the tension between science and art can offer unexpected creative solutions that inspire consumers to act in the critical 6.5 Seconds That MatterSM.

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Creative Direction: 8 Ideas for When Creativity is Too Easy or Too ...

Creative Direction: 8 Ideas for When Creativity is Too Easy or Too ... | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
To the contrary, when your creative effort seems to be an insurmountable challenge to complete, you're faced with the realization that it's tough to get any credit for stunning creative thinking that can't be brought to creative ...
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Two Innovation Lies and a Truth

Two Innovation Lies and a Truth | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
There's a popular ice breaker called Two Lies and a Truth — you state three semi-outlandish things about yourself and a group tries to guess which of the statements is true.
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4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese

4 Lessons In Creativity From John Cleese | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it

The legendary writer and actor has also become a well-known student of and speaker on creativity and how to cultivate it. He recently enlightened a group of ad types about the best ways to put yourself in a creative state of mind.

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Green Eggs, Viagra, Constraints and Creativity

Green Eggs, Viagra, Constraints and Creativity | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it

Dr. Seuss had to write "Green Eggs and Ham" using no more than 225 words. Viagra's advertisers had to avoid describing in detail what their product does, or enables, on their commercials. Constrains foster creativity - read all about it.

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How to build your creative confidence | Video on TED.com

Is your school or workplace divided into "creatives" versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few.

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My life’s a mess, what’s the problem?

My life’s a mess, what’s the problem? | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it

"We felt that we needed a larger space, not so much for ourselves or the kids but more for all of our personal belongings. It just happened that the house was always a mess"

 

Here's how an innovative problem-solving facilitator solved her housing problem!

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Crush the "I'm Not Creative" Barrier

Crush the "I'm Not Creative" Barrier | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
Did you know that if you think you are creative, you're more likely to actually be creative? This surprising fact pops up again and again in our research.
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How to Create an Innovation Mission Statement | Innovation Management

How to Create an Innovation Mission Statement | Innovation Management | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
Often individuals and organizations tend to get stuck in the mode of talking about innovation and/or trying to understand innovation. The only way to really know innovation is to do innovation, and learn from your mistakes along the way.
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Drawing Creativity Out of Employees

Drawing Creativity Out of Employees | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
Executive say they value creativity in their employees, but do they really? And if they do, how can they bring it out.
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Innovation in Practice: Making it Sustainable!

Innovation in Practice: Making it Sustainable! | The Business Innovation Suit | Scoop.it
Making innovation sustainable means: 1. learning how to innovate, 2. getting results from innovation workshops, and 3. building the internal support systems to keep it going. Join Idit Biton and Yoni Stern from SIT in New York City, June 18-20,...
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Why You Won't Get Breakthrough Innovation by Being Nice

If you want to create a really transformational innovation, you'd better be in an organization that's designed to support, not merely tolerate, someone as challenging as Steve Jobs. Otherwise forget it.
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Business Model Innovation Matters!

If you are an executive you should know how to reflect on business model innovation. No matter what industry you are in...
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