Some of (my) great readings

Some very good readings I must share!


When The Future is Open and Global… – by Stefan Lindegaard – 15inno

I have decided to look further on the ideas of Hamel and his colleagues through an open innovation perspective and combine this with my belief that the future of innovation – and perhaps business in general – will be open and global.


Are You Killing Innovation in Your Company (Without Even Knowing It)? by Holly G. Green – Blogging Innovation

I agree that we need to train our leaders better on how to manage innovation. And we could certainly allocate more money and resources in that direction. But it can start with an even simpler approach of identifying and eliminating all the different ways we unintentionally shut down good ideas with the way we talk. Of course, this does require we become aware of our own thinking process and reasons for our auto responses first.


Mapping Customer Experience Excellence

10 Steps to Customer Journey Mapping – by Arne van Oosterom – Blogging Innovation

A product or service is merely a means to an end. The real deeper value lies in the story attached. I don’t want to own a coffee maker – I need to wake up early with a little help from a cup of coffee. I don’t want to use a train – I want to get home to my wife and children. I don’t want to go to a store and buy a stereo set – I just want to listen to my favorite rock music when I’m home, it makes me unwind after work.


Reverse Innovation: How Designing for Emerging Economies Brings Benefits Back Homeby Andrea Meyer – Working Knowledge

Story: GE Healthcare sells sophisticated medical imaging devices around the world. Historically, they have sold these high-end machines in emerging economies like India. But only 10% of Indian hospitals can afford a $10,000 ECG machine. Reaching the other 90% of the market takes more than simply cutting a few costs. It requires radical innovation and an in-depth understanding of local conditions.

Two Thinking Tips for Leaders – by Paul Sloane – BQF Innovation

If you run a company then you are probably burdened with a plethora of troubles.  You have all sorts of headaches, problems and surprises to sort out every day.  It is hard to stand back and focus on the big strategic issues – but that is exactly what you have to do.  Here are a couple of thinking exercises to help you approach the challenge afresh


Connecting Ideas is the Fundamental Creative Act in Innovation – by Tim Kastelle – Innovation Leadership Network

In this week’s class we talked about Jeff Bezos’ TED talk. When I think about innovation, to me the central part of the process is connecting ideas. As I keep emphasising, once we’ve done this, we then have to work like crazy to execute them well, and to get them to spread. But we need to start with great ideas, and we get these by making novel connections. I like this talk because there are several great examples of the importance of connecting in innovation.


Project Management for Innovation Professionals… by Paul Williams – Think For A Change, LLC Blog

If you’ve followed along here for any real duration, you’ll know that I sit at the intersection of innovation management and project management….literally.  I earn my living as both a Project Manager and as an Innovation Manager.  You’ll also know that my preferred (and recommended) method for converting ideas into reality that also meets a need (my definition of innovation) is the discipline and process found in the generally accepted practices of project management.

The New Normal – By Dwayne Spradlin – PERSPECTIVES ON INNOVATION

As 21st century leaders you may well be faced with challenges that have never been witnessed before. As open innovation continues to evolve within and outside the organization, it will have profound effects on your organizations, society, and all of us as individuals. Oh brave new world. Embrace it!

Enjoy it!


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