Posts Tagged ‘chief innovation officer’

Forecasting Innovation: Observe and Measure for Future Success

When creating innovation, it is vital to set metric goals and track these metrics. One of Robert’s Rules of Innovation, “Observe and Measure,” in terms of the performance of the program implementation, needs to be built-in as a critical and recurring element. Though many companies measure past innovation by studying lagging indicators, Robert reminds us to measure…

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The Best Innovation Bloggers & Articles of 2013

January brings with it new resolutions and reflections on the past year come and gone. In 2013, we watched as Pope Francis took office as head of the Roman Catholic Church. We followed the Zimmerman trial, and welcomed the royal baby to the world. In 2013 google glass hit the market, the government shut down…

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The Role of Design; R&D, and more in the NPD Process

After getting your house in order it is time to move from ideation to the NPD processes.  The third step in Robert’s Rules of Innovation addresses New Product Development. This process is defined as the complete cycle of creating and bringing a new product to fruition – from idea creation to product sale; from concept…

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Innovate and Thrive: May you stay inspired in 2014!

Innovate and Thrive: May you stay inspired in 2014! Robert’s Rules of Innovation wishes you and yours a wonderful Holiday Season.   The season of eggnog and ugly sweater parties is here… threatening to slow momentum for even the most dedicated and business minded among us.  To keep you on your toes this holiday, Robert’s…

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“Inciting Discovery, Inspiring Change” #CINONY

Earlier this month, Innovation Enterprise held a Chief Innovation Officer Summit in New York City. The Summit brings together innovation leaders from a range of industries to “incite discovery, inspire change & facilitate a cross-pollination of ideas”. Panelists from some of the most innovative companies such as Pfizer, Disney, Sony, and NASA discussed innovation best…

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Get your House in Order to Nurture New Product Development

It is all about proper planning, communication, and execution in order to make an idea work or for sustainable innovation to happen. Implementing innovation depends on a disciplined strategy customized to the needs, size and culture of an organization. Each organization must create their own clearly defined stages and steps of the NPD process. New Product Development…

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The Sharp Edge of Innovation

It is no hidden secret that innovation is a necessity to compete in today’s marketplace. Often hailed as the Holy Grail for which every organization should strive for, sustainable innovation requires a strategy from start to finish. From the “I” of Inspiration to the “N” of Net Result, you must commit yourself to the process in order to succeed.…

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No Risk = No Innovation, and the “Get out of Jail” card

  The global business strategists, Boston Consulting Group report that risk aversion is the number one barrier to innovation.  Ray Kroc, the founder of McDonald’s Corporation was a bit more succinct in his thoughts on taking risks: “If you’re not a risk taker, you should get the hell out of business.”   Risk is fundamental…

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Happy Labor Day: Ownership is Risk Taking

  Labor Day, the first Monday in September, is a creation of the labor movement and is dedicated to the social and economic achievements of American workers. For some, Labor Day signifies the end to sunny summer days. For others, it constitutes a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength,…

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