Overcoming Innovation Roadblocks

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Roadblocks to Innovation Implementation: Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival set forth a fundamental framework of 10 Key Imperatives. These Imperatives were intended to help everyone from novices to experts use a structured, repeatable innovation process to Create and Sustain Innovation in order to…

Implementing Innovation by Mastering CEO-Speak

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Say What? How Mastering CEO-Speak Can Help Lead to the Successful Implementation of Your Innovation Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out ten key imperatives to help businesses create a structured, repeatable innovation process in order to successfully deliver growth through innovation in business. Piggybacking upon this fundamental framework, the…

Innovation and the Art of Implementation: Dealing with Creatives

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Building an Innovation Team with Creatives Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a fundamental framework of 10 Key Imperatives to help businesses create a structured, repeatable innovation process. Building upon this fundamental framework, the recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation delves deeper into how…

An Introduction to TRIZ Theory for the New Product Development Process

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What is the TRIZ theory and how can it improve your company’s new product development process? In the innovation and business growth book, Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival, author Robert Brands sets forth ten imperatives on how to create and sustain innovation. The third imperative on the list, the “New Product Development…

4 Lessons on Innovation from the “Queen of HSN”

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The “Joy” of Innovation: What We Can Learn from the Story of Serial Innovator and Entrepreneur Joy Mangano Producer David O. Russell’s most recent movie, Joy[1], begins with a title card appearing on the screen announcing this dedication: “Inspired by the true stories of daring women. One in particular.”[2] That one particular woman is Joy…

A Lesson on Innovation: Part II – Starbucks Case Study

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A Slow Brew: What Starbucks Teaches us About the Importance of Innovation and Timing (Part 2 of 2) In the previously published blog “Not Instant Coffee: What Starbucks Teaches Us about the Importance of Timing and Innovation (Part 1 of 2)”, we discussed the timing lessons that can be gleaned from Starbucks early humble beginnings…

A Lesson on Innovation – Starbucks Case Study

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No Instant Coffee Here: What Starbucks Teaches Us about the Importance of Timing and Innovation (Part 1 of 2) Timing. It can be the impetuous for the greatest, most serendipitous of love stories—the perfect Craigslist Missed Connection “How We Met” story later memorialized in the New York Time’s “Vows” section. Or, the most tragic, ill-timed…

Best Business Book explored in CustomerThink Interview

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An Interview on Innovation There are very few companies that are able to successfully bring new, profitable products to market. Companies that are able to achieve this – and do so on a regular basis – are usually the ones that end up on the “most innovative” lists we see on Forbes, Fortune, and the…

Are Our Accounting Systems Innovation Inhibitors?

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Do Current Accounting Systems Inhibit Innovation? Innovation thought leaders and industry experts emphatically harp that if you want to stay afloat (and ultimately thrive) in today’s hyper-competitive business environment, innovation is not optional—it’s absolutely imperative for survival and success. Your customers demand it; and if you can’t innovate, your competitors will consistently outflank and outperform…

New Innovation Book featured on 800ceoread.com

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Featured on 800ceoread.com: Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation The quest for implementing a sustainable culture of Innovation depends upon building a powerful team. And, in today’s marketplace, that requires harnessing the intellect and capabilities of a very diverse labor pool. It is far better to create an inclusive environment. Trouble starts when…

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