Can’t We All Just Get Along? Innovation and Bridging the Generational Divide

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How to Fine-Tune Working Relationships between Boomers and Millennials to Create Harmonious Innovation Teams The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival lays out a step-by-step framework of 10 Key Imperatives that an organization must take to achieve profitable business growth through innovation. While a structured, repeatable innovation process is…

Helping to Build a Culture of Innovation: Utilizing the “Whip”

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Why Your Organization Needs a “Whip” to Help Build a Widespread Innovation Culture The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival establishes a foundation of 10 Key Imperatives intended to help everyone from beginners to seasoned innovators. These 10 simple and practical steps create a structured, repeatable innovation process to…

The Fight for Your Organization’s Culture of Innovation

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On Guard! To Successfully Implement Innovation in Business, You Must Fight Organizational Culture of Fear and Innovation Assassination The new innovation in business book Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation explains that the main reason even the most promising innovative ideas fail is due to the organizational failure to implement the innovation…

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…

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