Monthly Archives: October 2010

Interview: Robert Tucker (Part 2)

Our innovation authors series continues with the second half of our interview with Robert B. Tucker, whose latest book, “Innovation is Everybody’s Business,” will be released Oct. 25. The first part of the interview focused on people’s perception of their roles within an organization; today he talks about behaviors in innovation. 5. You’ve written, “behavior […]

Interview: Robert Tucker (Part 1)

Our innovation authors series continues with Robert B. Tucker, whose latest book, “Innovation is Everybody’s Business,” will be released Oct. 25. Since 1986, Robert has coached and consulted managers, executives, and entire teams at organizations ranging from IBM to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to Nokia. He is president of the Innovation Resource Consulting […]

What’s to come in innovation

You don’t need a time machine to know the future of innovation management … read on. When you think about the next 10 years for innovation, and what big discoveries will come, it’s tempting to think of specifics: exciting new products, new game-changing technologies, emerging market spaces, or what products Apple will invent. But I […]

Customers do the strangest things

One recent evening, while in my desk chair working on the latest and greatest open-innovation initiative, I was reminded of one of my favorite innovation stories. As the long evening hours stretched before me, a squeak in the chair became progressively worse. What started as barely a mouse squeak morphed into a shrill shriek by […]

Innovation interview: Robert Shelton

Our guest blogger series continues this week with Robert Shelton’s take on incubating innovation for breakthrough growth. He is the co-author of “Making Innovation Work,” which challenges common misconceptions about innovation and helps senior managers create the foundation for developing and measuring the results of a company’s innovation efforts. Robert is a director at management […]

How to cure world hunger

I’ve had the opportunity to design and run hundreds of ideation events on all types of topics for a variety of clients, both big and small. One constant in all of this is what I coin the “Cure World Hunger” topic. These types of topics are generally very vague and very high level, like curing […]