Your innovation budget has been axed. Pull up those bootstraps and turn to outside resources and inspiration to get the job done. In Part 1 of this series (found on Hypepotamus) we focused on internal innovation tactics to try when your budget goes the way of the Blackberry. Here’s a breakdown of external tactics that […]
Welcome to Part 2 of our series on corporate hackathons. In Part 1 we defined corporate hackathons, described the benefits and set a few expectations. 😉 In Part 2 we’ll tackle planning. What could go wrong? Actually, a lot. A colleague of ours attended a hackathon hosted in the basement of a building – no […]
So… just who is our customer anyway? Ever been in a product strategy meeting and unable to answer this simple question: So who is our customer? It isn’t easy to answer because real-world solutions are complex. Customers have different needs. End-user problems are different from those of decision makers who must also “buy” your solution through support, funding or human resources. Or […]
The Creativity Myth Creative leadership isn’t about leaders simply becoming more creative. It’s about individuals leading for creativity. That means you, as a leader, must unlock the creative potential of your organization, no matter the industry. It’s your job to set the conditions for your organization to generate, embrace, and execute on new ideas. It’s […]
Wikipedia defines incommensurable as [Scientific theories] embedded in starkly contrasting conceptual frameworks whose languages do not overlap sufficiently to permit scientists to directly compare the theories or to cite empirical evidence favoring one theory over the other. In other words … 2 smart scientists talking past each other because they think differently. Thomas Kuhn argues […]
You’ve seen the alarming statistics and heard the sad tales of corporation disruption. As a corporate employee, you’d like to help your team avoid the same fate. You’ve told your boss about other companies who have found success using entrepreneurial methods to innovate, but it’s not enough to win time, money or permission. Here are some tips from my successes and failures that I thought I’d share.