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...
Jeff Pappin
07.12.2016
To put it simply, everyone has good ideas -- and some have great ideas. But the imperative of any innovation program is in its ability to scale and realize its financial promise. We call this “crossing the chasm.” It is critical in any development process that innovation ‘show stoppers’ are...
Chris Townsend
07.07.2016
On July 20th, Imaginatik and MassChallenge will release our joint research study on the State of Corporate-Startup Collaboration for 2016. Far from yet another online survey, this study is a big deal – and here’s why. Our research shows, quite clearly, that corporations have begun to think and act...
Chris Townsend
02.15.2016
Many corporate innovation efforts suffer from a subtle defect: two competing innovation agendas that fight for control. In most cases, the problem is never detected, and no one is to blame. Yet a two-track innovation agenda is among the most reliable killers of well-intentioned innovation programs...
Ralph Welborn
02.10.2016
So, you just presented to your leadership team on the innovation portfolio and how it was going to contribute to value to the company. Your slide to communicate that value was simple: on one side of the chart, you had a stack of $1 bills with an arrow pointing, on the other side, to a stack of $...
Ralph Welborn
10.15.2015
Working for more than two decades helping companies develop sustainable practices of innovation, Imaginatik has profound experience in achieving successful results through engaging programs. We use eight different tools for different purposes, both to achieve breakthrough innovations or incremental...