Chris Kamykowski
08.25.2016
The word Innovation looms large in the word cloud of the American business lexicon. It is routinely found in vision statements, motivational posters, corporate lobbies and, more recently, on business cards and LinkedIn profiles. There is no doubt that many businesses and business leaders have...
Ralph Welborn
08.10.2016
Mark, CEO of a Fortune 50 company, was fielding questions from Wall Street regarding the amount of investment he was putting into different types of innovation, particularly what his company calls “WoW-based Innovation” – e.g., breakthrough innovation designed to create net new lines of business...
Ralph Welborn
08.03.2016
This post was originally posted on Linkedin by Ralph Welborn. Last week, I met with the CTO and head of innovation of one of the largest electric utilities in the United States – very smart, provocative in terms of his vision for the industry yet pragmatic in what can be ‘pushed’ and ‘pulled’ given...
Jeff Pappin
07.29.2016
Many people will read this title and immediately ask, how can you come up with a viable valuation from a bunch of people sticking their fingers in the air? Well, in terms of innovation valuation, you can and you should. Increasingly we find that companies want to go beyond idea collection to...
Nick Packs
07.29.2016
Have you ever heard of Google Video, Google Lively, Google Notebook, Google Answers or Google Wave? Do you use Google+? One of the axioms spoken time and time again by leaders in Silicon Valley is that failure is a good thing. In fact, Silicon Valley leaders will tell you that failure is not...
Chris Townsend
07.22.2016
Most innovators are optimists. There’s no such thing as a bad idea – only an unfinished one. Every setback is an opportunity in disguise. Even failure itself has become a virtue. Yet, within corporations, innovation programs are fragile things. Large portions of the organization view the...
Ralph Welborn
07.18.2016
It doesn't matter how many ideas you have: all ideas have the same likely value. Sounds counter-intuitive… but take a look at the above graph. Rob Spencer, the data scientist at Imaginatik, distilled the chart above from a specific innovation challenge that he was helping a Fortune 50 client with...
Sara Husk
07.14.2016
We believe innovation is a journey of learning over time. As organizations learn and grow, they naturally mature in their understanding and execution of innovation. A great place to begin is by thinking about the connection between innovation and strategy. Ask yourself these questions: Why are...