Category Archives: Innovation

Innovation portfolios, innovation toolboxes

Proposed by Ralph-Christian Ohr model of integrative innovation management is a set of practical recommendations that allows organizations to adopt a disciplined approach to the innovation process. Central to the model is the idea that organizations must build a balanced … Continue reading

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Know your customers and trust them too

Customer centricity—a framework that places the customer at the center of business operations—is gradually becoming a leading paradigm for new product and services development. Many firms employ a variety of marketing tools, including ethnography and netnography, to identify unmet customer … Continue reading

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Missing in Innovation Action

I’m pretty sure that the authors of the recent PWC’s report on innovation wanted to paint a nice picture of the current state of corporate innovation. Having served 246 CEO’s from around the world with rather conventional (and, to my … Continue reading

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Building your innovation “dream team”

(A longer version of this piece was originally posted to the Qmarkets blog) You’ve heard this cliché many times before: innovation is all about people. Even if you’re an avid AI fan, you hardly expect robots replacing humans as innovators any time … Continue reading

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What can crowds do?

Since the publication, in 2004, of James Surowiecki’s highly influential book, “The Wisdom of Crowds,” the idea that large groups of people are smarter than a few individuals, however brilliant, has been gradually gaining prominence in academic circles, business communities … Continue reading

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Open Innovation = Co-Creation + Crowdsourcing

A good friend of mine Michael Docherty, the founder of the consulting and new ventures firm Venture 2 Inc. (and author of the highly-acclaimed book “Collective Disruption”), was interviewed recently by IdeaConnection’s Paul Arnold. (By way of shameless self-promotion, here … Continue reading

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What do you need to innovate? Freedom! Yes, freedom.

We love talking about nurturing a culture of innovation; yet, our list of practical measures to promote entrepreneurial spirit is depressingly short. For this reason, I’ve set out to create a list of specific corporate policies that organizations may try in … Continue reading

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