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February 4, 2021
Using trees for innovation goals

Innovation goals – how to connect goals and innovation

Setting Innovation goals and analyzing them can make you more successful. How do you get this right and why should you do it? I recently interacted with a client that have had high levels of innovation activity ongoing for some time. The activities have yielded lots of very interesting and […]
January 3, 2021

From idea to commercial proof in 10 weeks – idea generation at the forefront

Statistics belie the common misconception that you can transform a eureka moment into a commercial success. Rather, it is the result of thousands of experiments, failures, observations, and inspirations from history and other disciplines, as well as an unbiased creation process which sees thoughts grow step by step
October 22, 2020

Coherent innovation strategy

One of the major drivers of success with innovation is to have a coherent innovation strategy. Coherent companies has shown outperformance in both market cap growth and EBITDA margins. This is an introduction to how you can develop a coherent innovation strategy
October 11, 2020

Epilogue: The Post–COVID-19 World

The year is 2050, and we are blooming in a new Renaissance. The pandemic back in 2020 took its toll—with lockdowns not only delivering a devastating economic impact but also a huge social impact that none could foresee. The virus mutated several times, and it is still around in various guises. But we have learned to live with it, and in its wake: social adoption and a deeper understanding of the interaction between the different systems that form the global ecosystem.
October 5, 2020

Why get certified as an innovation consultant?

Well, that is a good question. Here’s why: Innovation Management is the backbone of transformation, digitalization, and sustainability. It is a science and not serendipity. As a matter of fact, it is a 100-year-old science, and we studied the peer-reviewed material from this period, building out a published framework that also served in the pre-work of setting the ISO 56000 standard for Innovation Management.
October 5, 2020

No Scenario Planning Kills Organizations

The Swedish petroleum company, Preem, among others, is in trouble after canceling a new initiative that was never meant to be. 
September 1, 2020

Take control using scenario planning – The next step

If you mainly work in the Northern Hemisphere (and soon in the southern), you are now likely planning to get back to business. It will not be the same, and the temporary tricks employed during...
July 30, 2020

The UNDO Button Part 7 of 7

Prepare yourself for a voyage into the impossible. We assure you, we will arrive at specific strategies for business growth and profitability, but the road to our destination leads us through the darkest forests of theoretical physics. Don’t be afraid. There are no equations to memorize and no test at the end, but you must understand the logic behind hypothesis-based innovation to guide you in designing your own.
July 19, 2020

The UNDO Button Part 6 of 7

You should expect that the first time you attempt to create something truly innovative, something that has never been done before, you will make mistakes...
July 13, 2020

Innovation Feedback Loops

One of the hardest parts of working with any kind of innovation or development is reimagining an old problem or discovering a new one. Anthropological studies, business model canvases...
July 12, 2020

The UNDO Button Part 5 of 7

As you prepare yourself to innovate without fear, there may be no better place to start than inside classic works of science fiction. All of science and all of fiction emerge from What-If
June 27, 2020

The UNDO Button Part 4 of 7

In some other universe, infinitesimally close to our own, all of your worst decisions never happened. You didn’t hit send on that sensitive email, or you put your credit card away, or you took an alternate route to work.
June 25, 2020

Mitigating risk with innovation portfolio management

Assume that you have a number of projects that you want to execute, and you have a number of resources that can be used to execute them...
June 17, 2020

The UNDO Button Part 3 of 7

Quantum cosmology represents one of those math-heavy niches of obscure research where science and science fiction tend to bump into each other a bit.
June 11, 2020

How to Speed Up Your New Product Development Process by 30%

A new product development process that works at lightning speed requires new ways of working plus new ways of innovating. This applies to both B2B and B2C businesses and across industries.
June 9, 2020

Overcome resistance and capture growth in the Financial Services Industry

In this blog post we talk about receptivity to change in Financial Services and some thoughts on how to move forward. As we exit the COVID-19 crisis, the financial services ecosystem has a unique opportunity to transform itself.
June 1, 2020

The Innovation Narrative: Connecting the dots

After spending eight years in research and development, we launched InnoSurvey®, an innovation management assessment tool and methodology based on the last 100 years of peer-reviewed science and hundreds of tests in real situations. Innovation360 was born, and we were ready to take on the world.
May 22, 2020

The UNDO Button Part 2 of 7

Prepare yourself for a voyage into the impossible. We assure you, we will arrive at specific strategies for business growth and profitability, but the road to our destination leads us through the darkest forests of theoretical physics. Don’t be afraid. There are no equations to memorize and no test at the end
May 20, 2020

The UNDO Button Part 1 of 7

Prepare yourself for a voyage into the impossible. We assure you, we will arrive at specific strategies for business growth and profitability, but the road to our destination leads us through the darkest forests of theoretical physics. Don’t be afraid. There are no equations to memorize and no test at the end,
May 17, 2020

What’s an Innovation Playbook—and why do I need one? 

Why does anyone need a book, instructions, or support? As Prof, David A. Kolb, a specialist in adult learning, points out...
May 16, 2020

7 of 7 in the DON’T LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS Series

In this thought experiment, write out which attributes you believe matters most about your product to the people who are buying it.
May 16, 2020

6 of 7 in the DON’T LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS Series

In this thought experiment, write out which attributes you believe matters most about your product to the people who are buying it.
May 16, 2020

5 of 7 in the DON’T LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS Series

Empathy is the cornerstone of business anthropology. Can you put yourself entirely in the customer’s mindset?
May 2, 2020

The Eagle over New York – Tools for decoding the future

Eight weeks ago we saw several eagles from our window here in Manhattan, then later that day I noticed that the squirrel in our park was more aggressive than normal
May 2, 2020

New Way of Working – Key Insights from a global ideation campaign

At the onset of the COVID-19 situation we decided to engage clients, friends, associates, and anyone else that was interested