Were Ford and Jobs wrong? Can customers help create blockbuster products?

November 22nd, 2015   •   Innovation   •   no comments   
Were Ford and Jobs wrong? Can customers help create blockbuster products?

Steve Jobs and Henry Ford both famously went on record saying that customers are incapable of helping companies discover the next blockbusters because they don’t know what they want. By changing your company’s approach to innovation, we show you how they can help you discover your next blockbuster.
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Communication in Innovation

November 22nd, 2015   •   Innovation   •   no comments   
Communication in Innovation

Forget About Innovation Washing

Focused on the best ways to take advantage of communications to innovate, Inès Dartiguenave‘s expertise stems from her simultaneous work for communications consultancy Opinion Valley and photo start-up Wipplay, and from her graduation at Sorbonne University (CELSA). Given the importance of the international dimension of communications and innovation, she now plans to tour the best places dedicated to innovation around the world.
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If Steve Jobs Didn’t Try To Do It, Why Should You?

November 22nd, 2015   •   Innovation   •   no comments   
If Steve Jobs Didn’t Try To Do It, Why Should You?

The reality is, most “disruptions” don’t start out that way.  Steve Jobs, arguably one of the greatest disruptive innovators of all time, said the same thing.  “When we created the iTunes Music Store, we did that because we thought it would be great to be able to buy music electronically, not because we had plans to redefine the music industry.”
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Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation

November 22nd, 2015   •   Innovation   •   no comments   
Innovation Governance: How Top Management Organizes and Mobilizes for Innovation

The business leader’s guide to encouraging continuous innovation in any organization

Innovation governance is a hot topic in the business world. In a fast-paced business environment, the ability of corporate leaders to build purpose, direction, and focus for innovation is more important than ever. In this book, the authors provide a framework for encouraging and focusing innovation by explaining what innovation governance is, the various models for governance and their advantages and disadvantages, how to assess and improve governance practices, and behavioral tactics for maximizing the effectiveness of governance.
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Recognizing Your Type of Innovation Leader

November 22nd, 2015   •   Innovation   •   no comments   
Recognizing Your Type of Innovation Leader

We all need to recognize the type of innovation leadership personality within our organization, the ones we are working for, as this might help you manage the innovation work a whole lot better and attract in the resources you need.
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How to Stay Innovative While Growing Your Team

November 22nd, 2015   •   Innovation   •   no comments   
How to Stay Innovative While Growing Your Team

Maximize Innovation while Growing Your Team

Innovators, by definition, are unconventional. Apple, Amazon, GE – they’re all famously innovative companies with dynamic, high producing teams uninhibited by traditional business practices. Startups everywhere are pining for these qualities in their own ventures as they tirelessly push envelopes and abolish thinking within the box.
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