Posts Tagged ‘innovation management’

“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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Building Bulletproof Relationships

In a recent article for GCI Magazine, Martin Kleinman (co-author of Robert’s Rules of Innovation) calls attention to the interrelationship between brand strength and package design. The package is a critical touch point, and should be the distilled expression of a beauty brand. But the operative phrase here is “should be.” How often have you…

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Training and coaching for game-changing innovation

Innovate or die. Game changing innovation is hard. It is not simply the outcome of great ideas, but managing a holistic approach to innovate from start to finish. Every successful business leader knows that innovation in business is essential, but the best way to engineer and sustain it is not always clear. Consider kick-starting your…

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October 26th – Who better to live the American Dream?

Who better to live the American Dream, than those who promised and served to protect it? On October 26th, Robert Brands will be one of the speakers to volunteer his time and expertize by offering a workshop in Dallas for The Entrepreneurship Bootcamp for Veterans with Disabilities (EBV). Brands will be discussing the 10 step program for…

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Value Creation – Optimize Your Sustainable Innovation Programs

Following Robert’s Rules of Innovation, Value Creation is the key to optimizing sustainable innovation programs within your organization.  Successful innovation is the process of using intellectual capital to create a financial return by creating a new product or service.  While the value of the idea is important, adding the perceived value of your customers will…

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Observe and Measure – Fueling Continuous Improvement

  Of the Ten imperatives of Robert’s Rules of Innovation, Observe and Measure is the step that fuels continuous improvement within your organization.  Without tangible metrics, innovation may not be recognized as successful or overlooked when failing. These metrics allow your company to track your progress and success during each step of the process.  It…

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Innovation: Starting with the Basics

Building a foundation for innovation starts with the basics. In Robert’s Rules of Innovation™ the imperatives to Create & Sustain “NEW” in Business, number one is Inspire and Initiate. Innovation and ideation are pointless without buy-in from top management, and the support of your team. Engage the senior leadership team, employees of organization, and key external…

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Net Result, Net Reward: Engineering Sustainability

  How does your company engineer sustainability? Do you track new product sales objectives? Is your NPD pipeline as robust as you’d like it to be? Do you reward people who contribute good ideas to your organization? Do you have a reward system in place for creativity? Do you recognize staff for creativity and accomplishments…

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Innovation from a “Gemba” perspective

When was the last time you approached your business as a customer? Have you ever placed an order for your own product, and followed its path from start to finish? It may be time to start. It may be time for a Gemba Walk.     Competitive business strategy requires effective planning, development and growth.…

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The Lost Interviews…

“What ruined Apple was not growth … what ruined apple was values… They got very greedy … Instead of following the original trajectory of the original vision, which was to make the thing an appliance and get this out there to as many people as possible … they went for profits. They made outlandish profits…

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