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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
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.  
February 8, 2020

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

Who are your top competitors? What would it take for you to sit down with them at a table and talk about the future of your industry?
January 28, 2020

DON’T LISTEN TO YOUR CUSTOMERS!

You might ask why on Earth anyone would say, “Don’t listen to your customers!” when customer opinions matter the most.
December 4, 2019

JSC IT-Partner awarded with Top InnovationIQ

JSC has been profitably growing year to year with 20%, serving Swedish clients with innovative IT solutions, which also placed them on the top list
November 16, 2019

Hacking your DNA: Antibodies, Part 6 of 6

When you ask someone what business they are in, they nearly always answer with a list of products and services. Try it out.
November 16, 2019

PayPal, Facebook, Shell Oil and Nokia: Antibodies, Part 5 of 6

Here is the success story of a company that had to go through many revisions before it discovered its own DNA
November 16, 2019

Harley-Davidson does not sell MCs: Antibodies, Part 4 of 6.

Harley-Davidson sells to 43-year-old accountants the ability to dress in leather, ride through small towns and have people be afraid of them.
November 16, 2019

Lessons from the master of war: Antibodies, Part 3 of 6.

Unlike chess, in a real battle, you have no idea what capabilities the enemy has until you do a great deal of competitive intelligence.
November 16, 2019

Welcome to the field, General: Antibodies, part 2 of 6.

Innovation and chess can only be mastered with an adaptive, flexible, individualized strategy that combines deep analytics with creativity.
November 15, 2019

The pain of not knowing: Antibodies, part 1 of 6.

The number one reason why companies fail, cited by 42 percent of the companies that went out of business, was no market need.
November 15, 2019

Corporate antibodies attack and kill innovation

You will never be able to innovate in a way that conflicts with your unique company DNA, your company won’t allow that to live.
October 10, 2019

Is the recipe for innovation lab success valid across the firm?

It turns out many of the findings from studying success with innovation labs are possible to adopt for innovation efforts across your company.
October 4, 2019

First ISO56000 Readiness Test Launched

The new ISO 56002 (part of ISO 56000) Guidance on Innovation Management is written with the common High-Level Structure (HLS)
September 22, 2019

Playing It Safe Is The Most Dangerous Thing You Can Do

Are you safe? Or are you on the edge of irrelevance? Companies disappear all the time without a word.
September 17, 2019
old world vs new world manufacturing

Capabilities and Leadership Close the Skills Gap in Manufacturing

Building capabilities and applying the right leadership style give top performing manufacturers the edge...
August 25, 2019

Case Study: Regional SME Development Project Brings Innovation Lift to Manufacturing Hub

A two-year regional development project: Growkomp in Sweden lift manufacturing companies in sweden
April 4, 2019
earth from space at night

Fix the Planet – Protect Our Species

For Earth Day 2019, April 22, Innovation360 is launching a global initiative to gather and evaluate ideas to Fix the Planet