Posts Tagged ‘Innovation’

Innovation and the Art of Implementation: Dealing with Creatives

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…

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An Introduction to TRIZ Theory for the New Product Development Process

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…

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4 Lessons on Innovation from the “Queen of HSN”

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…

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A Lesson on Innovation: Part II – Starbucks Case Study

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…

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A Lesson on Innovation – Starbucks Case Study

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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Are Our Accounting Systems Innovation Inhibitors?

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…

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New Innovation Book featured on 800ceoread.com

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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Innovation: It’s Not a Resolution. It’s a Resolute!

In 2016 and beyond, business leaders must permanently implement a culture of innovation. The Times Square Ball dropped. Ryan Seacrest earned a cool $1 million for hosting one night of television. And there was all the predictable raucous cheering and party horn blowing, kissing, and butchering of the “Auld Lang Syne” lyrics. Now, we’re just…

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Innovation and The Art of Implementation (Part 1)

 “A good idea is about ten percent. Implementation, hard work, and luck is 90 percent.” — Guy Kawasaki The very purpose of innovation is to change things up, move processes forward, and disrupt the status quo. “Innovation for the sake of innovation” is a misuse of a very powerful and beneficial tool. Innovating in a…

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