The Imaginatik Innovation Blog

Ramon Salinas
02.26.2015
While working on a brief project at freelancing site oDesk in 2012, I remember thinking that anyone could find projects in this virtual workplace, exploring any interest in which they could prove proficiency. A year later, an oDesk study found that 72% of freelancers "moonlighting" after regular...
Andy Horn
01.16.2015
Many years ago, I had the pleasure of working at Mercury Communications (Cable and Wireless), at a time when big innovations were brewing in telecom. The entire industry paradigm was moving away from POTS (“plain old telephone stuff”) to PANS (“pretty amazing new stuff”). Our CEO (Mike Harris)...
Rob Spencer
01.12.2015
The “silver tsunami” is the ongoing retirement of Baby Boomers. In the U.S., about 10,000 boomers retire every day, about 4 million per year, and this will continue for the next fifteen years or so (1). Over 30 million jobs will open up overall, and many of those will require knowledge and skills...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
11.03.2014
Often times the terms “creativity” and “innovation” are used interchangeably and fail to be differentiated. While they are both critical to a company’s success, the difference is striking, Creativity is the starting point of the innovation process that involves the origination and introduction...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
09.25.2014
Many of us think of Innovation as that cool, new, never been done before breakthrough that completely changes the landscape of a business, its products, or the dynamics of the market. By that definition, we are referring to the Big “I” of innovation, and if successful, it can be an enormous win...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
09.03.2014
If we think of Innovation as the ability for an organization to do new things, and to do them better, then Ideas are the building blocks for all innovations and the core of any organizational competence for innovation. The ability to find, develop, combine, and build on ideas is central to...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
08.12.2014
There are a lot of negatives to failure. We learn to fear failure beginning at grade school and it only gets worse from there. In the corporate world, the stakes can be very high: a failed program can ruin quarterly revenues and people’s careers. Yet, as Thomas Edison understood, innovation...
steve.fennessey@imaginatik.com
08.05.2014
Whether you are striving to be an industry leader, or just trying to keep your business afloat, meeting the needs of your customers is critical, and their demands are rapidly changing. For purposes of this discussion, lets assume that we understand the ever-changing needs of our customers. How do...