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  • Innovation As Problem-solving

    Interview with Greg Satell, the author of Mapping Innovation: A playbook for Navigating a Disruptive Age.

  • 4 Things You Need To Build An Innovative Culture

    Before you embark on your next reorganization designed to “break down silos” you might want to think about how informal relationships develop within your enterprise. The truth is that innovation is never about nodes. It’s always about networks.

  • Here’s What’s Wrong With Your Great Idea

    A flash of insight will not make you Steve Jobs, it just means that you’ve recognized a pattern that may or may not really be there.

  • How Brands Can Become Great Storytellers

    Great storytelling is infinitely more than simply producing content. It is, in fact, no less than helping customers connect with the soul of your enterprise.

  • Stories Are Important, We Should Get Them Right

    The appeal of parables is that they reveal a simple truth without having to explain facts and that is also why they are so dangerous. The world is not such a simple place, which is why parables so often lead us astray. As Alfred North Whitehead put it, seek simplicity, but distrust it.

  • Seek Simplicity, But Distrust It

    While we yearn for simple rules, those rules are often lead us astray. We need to find a way to make peace with complexity.

  • 5 Things I’ve Learned About Creativity

    Ideas seem much simpler when they are just a little voice in your head, but when you try to express them, you realize that they aren’t so clear cut. That can be frustrating, but it also gives you a chance to think things through in a more disciplined way.

  • How Smart Businesses Are Turning Academic Research Into Profits

    To account for its success, many point to America’s entrepreneurial culture, its tolerance for failure and its unique ecosystem of venture funding. Those factors do play important roles, but the most important thing driving America’s success has been its unparalleled scientific leadership.

  • The 9 Rules Of Innovation

    Take a slightly broader view and it becomes clear that innovation today goes far beyond research labs, Silicon Valley pitch meetings and large corporate initiatives. We all have something to offer and can add to the world’s knowledge in a way that may differ in degree, but not in kind, to the giants of the past.

  • We Need To Accelerate Innovation—Here’s How:

    We can no longer assume that we can separate things into neat little categories like basic and applied research and hope that they meet up somewhere down the line. At the same time, with the world moving as fast as it does now, private industry needs help to stay abreast of it all.

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