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Ultimately Lean Innovation

Think for a second about what the ultimately lean innovation process might look like: Attack the right problem: Use a proven criteria pattern to evaluate your portfolio of problems to solve and select the problems that will yield the greatest … Continue reading

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Innovate between the gates

Based on booth and lunchtime discussions, many of the attendees at the Product Development Management Association (PDMA) annual conference in Disneyland had both a passion for innovation and an acute realization of their need to efficiently manage their new product … Continue reading

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Decide your Smart City Future!

I recently attended the Smart Cities Week in Washington DC.  This outstanding conference featured a great mix of leaders from government and industry sharing their insights and solutions on how to leverage technology to transform the way city-dwellers live and … Continue reading

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Stimulate Grand Challenge innovation by clear problem framing

People love a grand challenge.  Nothing gets our creative juices flowing more than a tough well-framed problem. Grand challenges work because they: Excite the imagination, stimulate innovative, out-of-the-box thinking. Attract many contributors. Attract diverse contributors, both domain experts and outsiders … Continue reading

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Business imperative: Adapt or die!

I live in the midst of a mature 18 acres woods that is a remnant of my grandfather’s farm. Although I spent most of last weekend trying to tame a small portion of this property around my house, most of … Continue reading

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Value is created one decision at a time

I have been thinking a lot recently about how value is created for any business or enterprise.  These thoughts were triggered as I was updating the decision patterns available in the Decision Driven® Solutions Framework (DDSF) and also discussing our … Continue reading

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Growing an Open Innovation Culture – through decisions!

Many of the speakers at the Co-Dev 2015 Open Innovation conference shared a common theme, the need to grow an Open Innovation (OI) culture within their companies.  Numerous methods were shared concerning how to better focus an enterprise on innovation, … Continue reading

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