Strategic Innovation & Marketing ACCELERATORS

Now That's Innovation News

  • How to Compose Well-Balanced Innovation Teams

    Have you ever been part of an innovation project team? How well and effectively did you and your colleagues resolve the innovation challenge? And how enjoyable was your creative teamwork? Working in an effective innovation team can be a highlight of your professional career.

  • How to Learn from the Best Creative Leaders

    Creative leadership is an evolving new domain at the intersection of leadership, individual creativity, and innovation. For more than 7 years, I have run creative leader development programs based on my Genius Journey method that teaches participants about the mindsets of top creative leaders. When creative leader candidates undergo a longer, intensive Genius Journey program, I ask them to find themselves a “genius mentor”. The candidates commit to study the life, ways and achie...

  • 2020 Trend Report

    Imagine being able to look into a crystal ball and clearly see the what the future holds. While that may not be possible, Futurist Daniel Burrus built his Anticipatory Organization model around paying close attention to "Hard Trends" and "Soft Trends". Trend Hunters takes a slightly different approach, but still outlines what it believes are going to be some of the top trends expected to be in 2020. At WildeSpark, we leverage both approaches in helping clients determine ...

  • How to Communicate More Empathetically with TIPS?

    “When you show deep empathy toward others, their defensive energy goes down, and positive energy replaces it. That’s when you can get more creative in solving problems.” - Stephen CoveyLet’s face it: In business, we regularly need to convince people to embrace a new idea, to share our vision of a better future, to buy a new product, or take any other meaningful course of action. To convince people of a new idea, better communicate with empathy.

  • 100 Ideas from 100 Books

    This is an incredible list of 100 ideas from 100 books put together by Steve Glaveski. Check them out and let me know which ones are your favorite. Here is the link to the original article: https://medium.com/steveglaveski/100-big-ideas-from-100-books-fe9f83465db0Four Hour Work Week, Tim FerrissBe effective instead of efficient, validate your business ideas and charge a premium for your services.21 Lessons for the 21st Century, Yuval Noah HarariThe three biggest threats to humanity are: tec...

  • Using TIPS for the People-Side of Innovation

    Suppose you’re a corporate innovation manager who arranged to get all of your fellow executives and coworkers from the major business units of your company profiled in TIPS, Thinkergy’s cognitive profiling test for business and innovation. Today, let me suggest eight actions that you can take as an innovation manager after your company has been TIPS-ed.1. Start with yourself and review your own TIPS result and profiling reportAs an innovation manager, first, deepen your self-awarenes...

  • Augmented Reality Increases Efficiency 16% in Industry

    This test by GE of AR (augmented reality) in manufacturing found that workers completed their task 16% faster. From training and manufacturing to creating amazing customer experiences, AR can make a big impact.

  • From Effective Managers to Authentic Creative Leaders

    Many of you know that I am not only the creative leader of Thinkergy, but also a professor at various Asian universities. Over the past couple of weeks, I taught both an introductory course in Business Management and Business Innovation in the Master in Business Innovation program of Bangkok University. Interestingly, teaching these two courses back-to-back, I noticed that the former describes the dominant management perspectives of the 20th century, while the latter focuses more on the new para...

  • How to Find the People to Drive Digital Innovation

    These days, many companies are interested in pursuing digital development initiatives and more progressive innovation projects. Why is that? The advent of the innovation economy and digital transformation will drive economies in the coming decades.

  • The Incredible Importance of Team Morale

    "The most significant impact on a movie's budget - but never in the budget - is employee morale. If you have low morale, for every dollar you spend, you get about twenty-five cents of value. If you have high morale, for every dollar you spend you get about three dollars of value.

  • Why Are TIPS Innovation Profiles So Useful?

  • 84% of the World Hates Innovation - Here's Why

    The prolific American innovator Charles F. Kettering once said: “The world hates change. Yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Innovation means change.

  • Innovation Quote: Beginning of Creation

    Creating what you will begins with the vision. X-IDEA can help you discover the path to make that vision a reality.

  • Innovation Quote: Creativity Drug

    Creativity gets the juices flowing and re-energizes organizations better than anything else. WildeSpark's Team and Leadership training is designed to increase innovation and creative output.

  • 9 Ways to Manage Talent Better with TIPS

    Have you ever heard about the “war for talent”? The term appeared first in a 1997 research study by McKinsey and was popularized in the 2001 book of the same title. In The War for Talent, Michaels et al.

  • Innovation Quote: Leaders and Followers

    If you focus is on creating value for your customer instead of just making money, innovation becomes a lot easier. X-IDEA and our micro-innovation approach allow you to be more innovative in less time with less risk.

  • Inspiring Quote: Creativity

    Creativity is the ability to make new connections and see things from new perspectives. X-IDEA and Genius Journey provide the training needed to maximize creative skills.

  • Inspiring Quote: Ideanomics

    Ideas matter more now than ever! X-IDEA helps you develop a great quantity and quality of ideas in less time. 

  • Inspiring Quote - Innovation Economy

    Emerging technologies, such as Artificial Intelligence, Virtual Reality, Big Data, Augmented Reality, Robotics, and Autonomous Vehicles, provide an enormous opportunity for companies to create wealth – only if they are innovative enough to embrace the opportunity. X-IDEA provides a systematic approach to discovering ways to leverage the tech in your industry.

  • Inspiring Quote - Two Functions

    Marketing and innovation both take great ideas and fresh approaches in order to be successful. X-IDEA makes it easy to create breakthrough ideas.

  • Case Study: VIVA Creative Studio

    CLIENT: VIVA Creative Studio | FACILITATOR: Thinkergy - Dr. Detlef ReisWhat's going on when "creative awesomeness" meets "know how to wow"? On April 26, 2019, Thinkergy enlightened VIVA Creative Studio on the features and applications of our cognitive profiling tool TIPS in "The TIPS Innovation Profiling Workshop". As VIVA is already a bold creative agency full of creativity, the training focused more on the many business applications of TIPS (and not so mu...

  • What are the top marketing trends?

    Check out this inspiring list created by TrendHunter of the Top 100 Marketing Trends. Use it to spark your imagination, or better yet, let us spark ideas for you in our lab leveraging innovation tools, trends, and technology. With our micro-innovation approach it is your way to future-proof your business with less risk and greater ROI.

  • The War on Talent is a Myth - So What's the Real Challenge?

     Have you ever heard about the “war for talent”? The term appeared first in a 1997 research study by McKinsey and was popularized in the 2001 book of the same title. In The War for Talent, Michaels et al.

  • Inspiring Quote - Edison

    Because he successfully practiced a systematic innovation approach, the legendary inventor Thomas Edison was well aware that innovation is largely a numbers game. In Thinkergy's X-IDEA innovation method, we also track the innovation outputs at each stage of the process, thus making sure that you first produce a lot of raw ideas (during Ideation) before you design the most intriguing ones into great ideas (in the Development-stage). When can we guide you and your team through an inn...

  • Brainstorming: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly

    Whenever a business or a work team needs some ideas, someone in the group invariably suggests: “Okay, let’s brainstorm for ideas then.”Brainstorming is arguably the most widely used creativity technique ever since Alex Osborn introduced the tool in his classic 1953 book Applied Imagination. Need some evidence? Brainstorming has played a central role in every book on creativity techniques.

  • San Diego - One of the Top Innovation Hubs in the World

    Proud to be part of the San Diego Innovation Economy where the Global Innovation Hubs 2019 Report shows just how strong the market is. San Diego ranks...12th in the World Overall6th in the Americas6th in Information and Communications Tech5th in the Biotech Industry - "A newcomer to the innovation rankings, San Diego has pushed its way up due to the significant amount of venture capital entering the market. Startups like Erasca, a company with plans to license new drugs to help erase cancer...

  • Understanding the Inner Workings of Innovation Methods

    Have you ever wondered what an innovation process method is? And what it’s good for? And how it works?

  • 300+ Ideas in Just 15 Minutes

    THE POWER OF AN IDEA PROCESS! During a quick 40-minute ideation session I facilitated during a SingularityU San Diego meeting, the group came up with over 300 ideas to improve global health in just three 5-minute ideation rounds. Then they refined the ideas that had the most promise, pitched their concepts, and evaluated them to narrow it down to the top 4.

  • 63% of Companies Believe XR Will Be Mainstream in 5 Years

    An interesting infographic on the predicted impact of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The general term of Extended Reality (XR) is a general term used to cover these types of computer-generated environments. Interesting to note that 63% of companies believe it will be mainstream within the next 5 years. 

  • The 10 Skills You Need to Thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

    The World Economic Forum's Future of Jobs report listed 10 skills they felt were needed for a future. According to the report, "The Fourth Industrial Revolution, which includes developments in previously disjointed fields such as artificial intelligence and machine-learning, robotics, nanotechnology, 3-D printing, and genetics and biotechnology, will cause widespread disruption not only to business models but also to labour markets over the next five years, with enormous change predicte...

  • Who Should Be Trained In What?

    In times of exponential change, what keeps us employable and our knowledge and skills base relevant and up-to-date? Continuous learning. Of course, life-long learning is first and foremost and individual responsibility.

  • Innovator Grant Wood's Insights on TIPS

    Had a fantastic conference call with fellow-innovation leader Grant Wood (CEO of the innovation company KNotion Labs, Minneapolis, USA). With a history as successful serial innovator, Grant created "Reality Based Innovation" as a proprietary method to guide Fortune 500 companies towards tangible, "reality-based" innovation results. Grant believes that "Real innovation cannot happen outside the CEO's office", which is why he insists that the CEO is (at least Indi...

  • Creativity in the Year of the Pig

    Next week, we will celebrate once again Chinese New Year. On February 5, we will start the Year of the Pig, or to be more precise: The Brown Earth Pig (sounds like a perfect fit, doesn’t it?). According to Chinese legend, the pig is the twelfth and last animal of the Chinese Zodiac.

  • Great Micro-Innovations in Design Magazine

    Some great micro-innovation ideas featured in Design Magazine including a marketing campaign for a city promoting "Nothing", an app that converts children's books into sign language, and a scooter with a remarkably simple design change that truly sets it apart.  Small innovations can make a big impact! 

  • Want a Glimpse at the Future?

    One of the tools we use during innovation sessions is to envision what the future will look like. This graphic, created by The Board of Innovation, is a simple way to get the mind thinking of new possibilities.  FUTURE-SCAN.pdfPick a number and come up with new ideas for that industry. Combine the ideas from several different numbers to create something new.

  • Why a Flaw in Design Thinking Leads to Dull Ideas

    When you “brainstorm” for ideas with a team, do you typically deliver conventional ideas that —if you’re honest— you could have got without dedicating extra time? Well, the reason you ended up with these ordinary low-hanging fruits doesn’t mean that you and your teammates are not creative. Rather, it means that you used an ineffective process — if you used a process at all.Most innovation process methods don’t allow you to move beyond the “ob...

  • How to Rewire Our Brain

    Our brains can develop new habits and ways of looking at things at any age. In other words, you are the architect of how your brain is structured. The key is continuous learning, trying new things, and being aware of our thought patterns.

  • What Words Reveal About A Leader's Creative Consciousness Level

    Creative leadership development is all about replacing a someone’s disempowering mindsets and action routines with empowering, creativity-inducing ones. While as a creative leadership coach, I can observe the actions of disciples, I cannot directly intercept their thoughts. Fortunately, however, I can get valuable hints about the thoughts of potential creative leaders by paying close attention to, and intently listening for, the words they regularly use.

  • TIPS Case Study: Aligning Human Talents to Deliver on a Regional Growth Strategy

    Brand Connect is Asia’s leading independent brand management and distribution company for premium drinks brands in Asian markets. Founded in 2013, the company has moved to the second phase of the business cycle that focuses on strong growth: Brand Connect aims to become the number one choice for premium drinks brands eager to cover all key Asian markets with only one marketing & distribution partner. In November 2018, Brand Connect invited all staff from all offices and across all...

  • 11 Innovator Profiles: What Innovator Type Are You?

    Welcome to all of you in the New Year 2019! How can you skyrocket your career and improve the odds of success of your company in 2019? By innovating.

  • How to Make the Most of Your Assets (And Limit Your Liabilities)

    What comes to your mind when you hear the terms assets and liabilities? Most businesspeople think of a corporate balance sheet. But as a person, have you ever noticed that you have assets and liabilities, too?

  • Who Shines in the Creative Process

    Have you ever participated in an innovation project? Have you ever worked as a member of an innovation project team on an innovation case that your senior management deemed important? Did you enjoy the entire project experience?

  • Lead, Follow or Die in the Creative Revolution

    It was fantastic to be a guest on the "Becoming Your Greatest Possible Self" 12-hour marathon podcast with Chris Burns. We talked a lot about the creative revolution that is happening with disruptive technologies. Lots of opportunities for those who know how to leverage their creative intelligence.

  • Manage People Better by Relating to Their Personal Styles

    Managing people in the modern globalized workplace is like herding cats. Managers need to effectively relate to people’s unique personal styles and to different cultural, educational and generational backgrounds. That’s easier said than done.

  • How TIPS Helps You Boost Your ROI

    Have you ever had a sales meeting where you were pitching a great product that really addressed your client’s need, only to be cast aside by your counterpart with the killer phrase: “Can you demonstrate to me how this improves our ROI (return on investment)?” Today, let me share with you how to deal with the “ROI request” in a productive way using the example of TIPS, Thinkergy’s innovation people profiling method. So, how can TIPS help you improve the ROI of ...

  • How Innovation Affects Financial Performance

    Does innovation really deliver tangible financial results a company? Do investments in innovation yield a positive return? Does innovation pay?

  • How to Hire the Right Talents with TIPS

    Have you ever heard of the expression “put the right man into the right job”? Bet you have. Given the wide popularity of this cliché, we can expect that most companies are doing a good job when hiring the right person for an open position, can’t we?

  • Top 10 Skills Required by 2020? You'd Be Surprised

    The World Economic Forum's "Future of Jobs Report" reveals the top 10 job skills required for workers to thrive by 2020. The top 3 skills are: complex problem solving, critical thinking, and creativity. All of which can be trained using our methods.Click to see the full list. https://www.inc.com/marcel-schwantes/study-you-will-need-this-top-job-skill-to-succeed-in-age-of-robots-by-2020.html

  • The Best Jobs for 2020 and Beyond

    What are the best careers of the future? Click to download this forecast on what jobs today will be best for tomorrow and which ones haven't even been created yet, but probably will be.

  • Who Do You Consider To Be A Creative Leader?

    What creative leaders do you know and admire? What makes them special? Why do you admire them?

  • Robots in workplace 'could create double the jobs they destroy'

    Most people believe that robotic technology will put millions of people out of work. However, a recent World Economic Forum (WEF) report suggest new technologies like robots in the workplace stand to create almost double the number of jobs 2025 than they risk replacing. About 133 million jobs globally could be created with the help of rapid technological advances compared with 75 million that could be displaced. This would have widespread ramifications to improve pay, living standards and r...

  • How to Boost Work Productivity and Performance with TIPS

    “Stressing output is the key to improving productivity, while looking to increase activity can result in just the opposite”, noted the French post-Impressionist artist Paul Gauguin. Having produced more than 500 paintings in his 55 years of life, Gaugin clearly exemplified output focus at work. How does this compare to what’s going on in modern business? Nowadays, countless businesspeople are frantically busy at work.

  • How to Scrutinize Popular Cognitive Profiling Methods (Part 2)

    In Part 1 of this two-article episode I introduced you to a variety of well-known personality tests or cognitive profiling methods. You may have already heard of —or even been tested in— tools such as Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), Herrmann’s Brain Dominance Instrument (HBDI), DISC or the Enneagram. In today’s part 2, allow me to share how to scrutinize the underlying conceptual constructs and design architecture of a cognitive profiling method by answering the following questions: What con...

  • The Job Your Child Will Do Doesn't Exist Yet

    I recently came across this artlice by Dimis Michaelides on the impact of technology on the way we will live and work in the future. As he notes: "Ten years from now a good number of today’s jobs will not exist, a good number of entirely new jobs will be created and ALL jobs will change, many of them in significant ways."So what jobs does he feel will thrive? "Creative or problem-solving jobs (artists, scientists, business strategists), jobs involving complex personal r...

  • How to Scrutinize Popular Cognitive Profiling Methods (Part 1)

    What if you were hired by a mature corporation as their new innovation manager. One of your first tasks is to find all the creative talents within the organization. What will you do?

  • The Coming of Age of the Innovation Discipline

    A few weeks ago, I participated and presented a paper at the International Society for Professional Innovation Management (ISPIM)’s Innovation Conference in Stockholm. While listening to the keynote talks and academic paper presentations, actively participating in workshops and hot topic sessions, and observing the hustle and bustle of the conference, a thought suddenly struck me: “Innovation has come of age — both as an academic discipline and as a business service.” Why...

  • What Will the World Look Like in 50 Years?

    Technology is driving change at an accelerated pace. Here is what some experts believe the future may be like in 50 years. I believe it's closer than you think!

  • How to Effectively and Creatively Develop Creative Leaders?

    To what extent can businesspeople be developed into creative leaders through a structured creative leadership development method and a related experiential course pedagogy? And how can we verify if the chosen approach is valid both regarding its methodological contents and its pedagogical delivery? Together with my colleagues Brian Hunt and Xavier Parisot (IKI-SEA, Bangkok University), I investigated these research-guiding questions for a new research study titled “Creatively Developing Cr...

  • Fresh Innovation Lessons from the Football World Cup

    The 21st FIFA World Cup has kicked-off in Russia. As the most widely-viewed sporting event in the world, the Football World Cup delights the lives of football fans around the globe for four weeks — mine included. While reading articles on the upcoming World Cup, I came across a range of football quotations that made me smile and realize: Succeeding in the FIFA World Cup with a national team is like successfully mastering an innovation project with your innovation team.

  • What Consciousness Level Do You Operate On?

    Nowadays, most companies embrace personality tests and cognitive profiling methods as a tool to learn more about their people. Clearly, there is no shortage of such profiling tests that range from classic typologies (such as the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) or the DISC concept) over more cognitively-inclined tools (such as Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument [HBDI] or Alan Black’s MIND Design Concept) to more recent additions such as Insights Discovery or TIPS Workshops. But have you...

  • Mastering Digital Transformation- Part 3

    In part 2 of this three article series, we discussed the “innovator’s dilemma” to better understand the challenges that the digitalization of business imposes on both established corporations and start-up ventures. We also explored strategies established firms can employ to successfully master digital transformation. In this third and final part, let’s consider eight game plans that start-up ventures may employ to drive digital transformation.1.

  • Mastering Digital Transformation- Part 2

    Two weeks ago, we discussed how a range of newly emerging, interconnected digital technologies (such as artificial intelligence, big data and the Internet of Things, among others) are predicted to profoundly change business and society. We explored how new technologies pass through different phases of the hype cycle before eventually producing meaningful, marketable applications. In Part 2 of this three episode article, let’s next discuss what challenges digital transformation places on both est...

  • Mastering Digital Transformation- Part 1

    Earlier this month, I followed an invitation to deliver a presentation on the topic “Mastering Digital Transformation: Challenges and Strategies for Brands and New Businesses”.  It was a welcome opportunity to finally dig deeper into a “hot topic” that admittedly, I have largely avoided so far. Interestingly, what I read, pondered and actively processed has made me feel both uncomfortable and excited.

  • How to Improve Teamwork With TIPS

    In less than three months, the FIFA World Cup in Russia will kick off. Chances are that after the final, not the national squad with the most glamorous star, but the one with the best team will lift World Cup. What’s true in football is true in business, too: great teamwork matters.

  • 10 Ways Digitization May Impact Innovation

    Digitization is one of the technological mega-trends in business. Humanity has not only moved into the innovation age, but more and more modern innovations include digital elements that allow for a better more meaningful user experience. Digitization is said to bring massive changes to business, and to discuss this fully would go beyond the scope of this article.

  • Creativity in the Year of the Dog

    Kung Hai Fat Choy, Happy Chinese New Year! Tomorrow marks the start of the Year of the Dog, or to be more precise, the Brown Earth Dog. The dog was the first species that humans domesticated, and thanks to this long bond with humans.

  • Is your mind set on a genius mindset?

    In September 2018, Motivational Press will publish the first part of my book trilogy “Genius Journey. Developing Creative Leaders for the Innovation Economy.” At the moment, I update and refresh the copy that I originally drafted in 2013-14, and I see this also as an opportunity to simplify how I present key concepts of the Genius Journey method in my creativity and leadership book. So in simple terms, what is the Genius Journey Method?

  • What innovation types fit your cognitive style?

    A new year is always a new beginning in business and in innovation. In the coming months, many companies will start new innovation project initiatives. They will compose innovation teams assigned to work on specified innovation challenges, such as creating an innovative product, designing a better customer experience, exploring new distribution channels, or designing impactful promotional campaigns, among others.

  • How to make everyone contribute to innovation

    Many books and articles about famous innovation leaders focus on and celebrate one of three archetypes: the geek who first embraced a new technology; the progressive creator who came up with a game-changing idea for a new product; or the storyteller who charismatically leads and promotes a firm’s products. But what if you have a cognitive style that differs from these glamorous innovation archetypes? How can you play on your unique talents and strengths to contribute to the innovation efforts of...

  • Learning from the Daily Routines of Creative Top Achievers

    Genius Journey, the creative leadership development method that I’ve created, invites candidates to go on an imaginary journey where they travel to ten destinations to rediscover their inner creativity. At each destination stop, they learn about one disempowering mindset or action routine that limits their creativity, and they also get introduced to a corresponding empowering mindset that reconnects them to their inner creativity. At the 10th stop of Genius Journey, you need to s...

  • How Generational Shifts will Impact Business and Innovation (Part 2)

    In part 1 of How Generational Shifts will Impact Business and Innovation, we discussed the concept of social generations and introduced those generations that are currently alive. Today, we will explore how the generations presently active in the workplace differ in their work aspirations, behaviors and styles, and how generational shifts that will unfold in the labour market in the next decade are likely to change the nature of business in general and innovation in special.Introducing the style...

  • How Generational Shifts Will Impact Business and Innovation (Part 1)

    In the coming decade, major generational shifts will take place in the workplace. Today and in two weeks, let’s understand more about the concept of social generations, how the socialization of different generational cohorts impacts the way they think, work, decide, communicate, manage and lead, and how generational shifts will affect the ways we do business and innovate.Background: Training a group of global nomadsIn April 2017, I had the pleasure of training a fascinating group of highly...

  • It’s not only what tools you use, but how you use them

    When you work with a team on an innovation project case, what matters is not only what kind of thinking tool you use when in the innovation process. To do sound thinking and produce adequate outputs, it also matters how exactly you use the tool — or in other words: how you communicate and interact with other team members while applying a particular tool, and how you capture outputs. Today, let’s learn more about the different communication styles that you can use while working on an ...

  • Innovative companies vs. in-NO-vative companies: Who’s who?

    Take a moment to think about the following questions: What innovative companies do you know? What companies do you consider to be highly creative and innovative? What factors have made these firms become innovation leaders?

  • Does The Pendulum Swing Back?

    Around the time we entered the new millennium, humanity moved from information intensification into a new economic age: the age of creation intensification. In the innovation economy, the key competitive advantage of individuals, companies and countries alike is creation — the ability to use existing and newly emerging theories, know-how and technologies to create novel, original and meaningful value.In the coming two to three decades, creativity and innovation rule will be the key drivers...

  • The World Hates Innovation. This is Why

    The prolific American innovator Charles F. Kettering once said: “The world hates change. Yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” Innovation means change.

  • How to Deal Better with Conflicts at Work

    Picture all the people at work with whom you regularly come into contact. If you’re like most people, your colleagues fall into one of four categories: Cool, okay, at times irritating, or really annoying. Now, what if you had a tool to better understand the dynamics behind conflicts at work, learn ways to handle them, and discover why the people who trouble you most should be your best friends?Background: How TIPS links to conflict at workTIPS is a new cognitive profiling tool that I&rsquo...

  • How Innovation Affects Financial Performance

    Does innovation really deliver tangible financial results a company? Do investments in innovation yield a positive return? Does innovation pay?

  • How Cyclicality Drives Business and Innovation

    What do the state of the economy, a product, a corporate venture, a leading technology, the four seasons, and living things such as human beings have in common? All evolve and revolve in cycles, in “waves of change”. And as innovation means meaningful change, it often kick-starts a new cycle.

  • Understanding the Inner Workings of Innovation Methods

    Have you ever wondered what an innovation process method is? And what it’s good for? And how it works?

  • The 10 Rules of the Innovation Types Game

    When companies pursued innovation in the past, they typically worked on one of two innovation types: product innovation (also called new product development) and process innovation. Over the last two decades, however, a compendium of modern innovation types has emerged that allow companies to play the innovation game in many new ways. But as with any other game, you need to follow a set of rules.

  • Does Your Talent Fit Your Work Environment?

    Albert Einstein once said: “If you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” Sadly, many businesspeople are on career tracks where they feel like a fish being asked to climb trees. I used to be one of those people earlier in my professional career, before I discovered which work environment best fits my innate talents. But how about you? Do you work in a “hot” work environment that supports your natural abilities?

  • How to Put the Right People Into the Right Job

    Wouldn’t it be great if all your new recruits fit perfectly  into the vacant positions you wanted them to fill? And if everyone on a team worked in a role that allowed them to let their talents shine and played on their strengths, while others compensated for any weakness?Some of the hardest things to get right in business are staffing open positions and aligning the members of a team so that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. But what if there were a tool that allowed you to p...

  • The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation is About Emotion

    In a recent Inc. article titled "Apple Proves That This Is The Single Greatest Source Of Innovation", author Thomas Koulopoulos stated that the greatest source of innovation wasn't a product. It was the experience.The Late Maya Angelou said, "I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Thomas suggests to think about that quote as it applies to your retail experiences.

  • Tracking the Long-Term Impacts of Innovation Training

    What are the long-term impacts on learners who have taken training in structured innovation? What do they recall from the course? What is the long-term effectiveness of a systematic creativity training with regards to building-up creative confidence and creative confidence in learners?

  • Understanding the Cycles of Changes Using TIPS

    Imagine a time machine brought you a few hundred years back in time to a feudal principality in the agricultural age. Upon your arrival, you’re randomly assigned to join one of three traditional social groups: farmers, clerics or warriors. You have to perform the duties associated with your newly assigned role.

  • The Creator - Manager Dilemma

    In my work, I play two major roles. One is as an innovator, creating new ideas and products. But I am also a manager.

RSS Feed

Download our Free 20 Amazing Innovation Stories
to Spark Your Imagination

LEARN MORE