Posts Tagged ‘InnovationCoach.com’

Measure Innovation Efforts in Leading and Lagging Indicators (KPI)

How will you measure success? Innovation is ultimately about Return on Investment. It’s critical to use leading and lagging Key Performance Indicators, and observe and measure time spent on each segment of the new product development (NPD) process to see how it’s progressing. Leading Metrics used in the industry can include ideas generated, ideation sessions…

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Tax Innovation: The Path to Long-Term Prosperity

By Robert Brands and Martin Kleinman We Americans need to wake up – now – and stop acting like spoiled, immature children.  Elected officials need to put aside partisanship – now – and do what’s in the best interest of our country and speak the truth to the electorate.  And we all must do this…

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Small Biz Radio Host Jim Blasingame with Robert Brands

Robert Brands joins Jim Blasingame on the Small Business Advocate radio show to discuss how to inspire Innovation. As the life cycles of innovations get shorter and shorter each year, it is truly an “innovate or die” world for businesses everywhere. Consumer expectations drive the need to innovate, and Robert Brands shares the best practices…

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The Right Rewards: Business Beyond Bonuses

What is the ultimate purpose of Innovation in a business? The end goal is Return On Investment (ROI) for all Stakeholders. After all, the objective of the New Product Development process is to turn ideas into money. ROI comes in the form of increased shareholder value, new products and new features – everyone wins, including your employees,…

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Value Proposition: The Key to Successful Innovation

What defines successful Innovation? Innovation is the process of using intellectual capital to create new products or services that generate positive business results in the form of financial returns. Discovering new findings then spurs more innovation which leads to further financial returns, and so on. Innovation is successful when positive outcomes result in return on…

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FRAUD, INNOVATION and societal cost of business gone bad

Bernard Madoff’s and Scott Rothstein’s Ponzi schemes. Medicaid / Medicare scams. School board officials who sell their votes for cash. Mortgage fraud, foreclosure “robo-signers” and short-sales wrought with misdeeds. From Wall Street to Main Street to Washington – and the headline news, very smart, innovative people are gaining prominence nationwide for fraud. Investment scandals, Ponzi…

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Innovate to Thrive: Time to Open the Throttle

As leaders search for the next process that will transform their organizations into category leaders, for many – it seems – the answer is close at hand: Innovation. Over the past several weeks and 10 posts on the Vistage Blog , we’ve reviewed key imperatives that formed “Robert’s Rules of Innovation” and that together create…

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Fostering Creativity with Structure

Creativity in the form of fresh ideas, whether from executives, salespeople or customers, is an invaluable resource to any organization. But these ideas need guidance and structure in order to achieve the key goal of Innovation: profitable growth. To successfully channel ideas into a profitable result, it is necessary to establish a formalized New Product…

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