Some great readings this week

Words that matters!

 

Selecting the Best Idea is a Universal Innovation Problem by John Steen

 Tim and I write a lot about managing innovation as a process. This is important for a number of reasons, but the two main ones are that if we manage innovation this way then it isn’t dependent on any particular person and that it is proactive and constant rather than reacting to a crisis. In short, its about managing innovation as a sustainable contribution to the performance of the organization.

The Essence of Disruption by Tim Kastelle

Here’s Quincy Smith, who was the head of digital content at CBS at the time, talking about traditional media’s response to Google and the digital revolution (from Googled by Ken Auletta):

Metaphors Be With You! By Mitch Ditkoff

If you want to originate breakthrough business solutions, you will need to think differently than you usually do. In a phrase, you will need to “get out of the box.”

Creative communication is critical to success today, urges Sam Horn by Michelle James – Innovation Tools

 The Modern Corporation: It’s About People, People by Helen Walters

As turmoil continues to roil economies both large and small, as politicians struggle to figure out how to deal with the conditions of the 21st century, and as the United States and the West heads into what Paul Krugman describes as no less than “The Third Depression”, a new way of thinking about management and innovation is making the rounds.

How I learned to stop worrying and love idea collection by Jeffrey Phillips

If like me you are a film buff, you may be familiar with the Peter Sellers movie Dr. Strangelove.  The subtitle has always been my favorite:  How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb.  In case you haven’t seen it, I’d highly recommend it. 

Building Corporate Innovation Capability: Great Initiative from Statkraft by Stefan Lindegaard

I have been invited to work with Statkraft, Europe’s largest renewable energy company on their Innovation Agent Programme. This is the second year, I am involved in this programme and I am quite impressed by their efforts.

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