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September 1, 2020

Take control using scenarios – 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 a balanced innovation portfolio

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

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

At the onset of the COVID-19 situation we decided to engage clients, friends, associates, and anyone else that was interested
April 7, 2020

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

In this thought experiment, try to imagine every way that customers could use your product in the wrong way...
April 3, 2020

You are invited to “Navigating the New World Order”

We are facing a historically challenging situation. A situation that, in some respects, bears a resemblance to the Spanish flu (1920).
March 31, 2020

Now’s the perfect time to plot a course for the future

Just like you need precision to be a world-class athlete, you need a high level of precision and focus to be a world-class innovator.
March 1, 2020

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

Going out and observing customers is something you should really try and not just as a thought experiment. I have often advised business leaders...
February 23, 2020

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

Invite every team member to describe the most unusual sight or event they witnessed on the way to work that morning.
February 20, 2020

How much is innovation costing your organization?

Three actions you can take to improve your innovation ROI. Linking innovation investment to value is easier when you know where to look.