Monthly Archives: November 2010

Recap: Five questions with Rowan Gibson

All last week, innovation expert and author Rowan Gibson answered our questions and offered his insight into large-scale collaboration, innovation sponsorship, and the necessary roles that have to take place before successful, positive change can occur in a business. You may access his posts in the links below, and be sure to bookmark this page. […]

Three steps to innovation success

All this week, innovation author and strategy guru Rowan Gibson has answered pressing questions about the best ways to approach innovation. He provided case studies of some of the world’s top brands, and he has shared tips that you can apply to your business immediately to bring measurable value to your innovation efforts. His final post […]

Making the most of ‘Eureka!’ moments

All this week, innovation author and strategy guru Rowan Gibson answers pressing questions about the best ways to approach innovation. He will provide case studies of some of the world’s top brands, and he’ll share some tips that you can apply to your business immediately to bring measurable value to your innovation efforts. Follow along through […]

Getting the most ROI from new ideas

All this week, innovation author and strategy guru Rowan Gibson answers pressing questions about the best ways to approach innovation. He will provide case studies of some of the world’s top brands, and he’ll share some tips that you can apply to your business immediately to bring measurable value to your innovation efforts. Follow along through […]

Avoiding innovation’s ‘silent killer’

All this week, innovation author and strategy guru Rowan Gibson answers pressing questions about the best ways to approach innovation. He will provide case studies of some of the world’s top brands, and he’ll share some tips that you can apply to your business immediately to bring measurable value to your innovation efforts. Follow along through […]

How to shore up sponsorship

All this week, innovation author and strategy guru Rowan Gibson answers pressing questions about the best ways to approach innovation. He will provide case studies of some of the world’s top brands, and he’ll share some tips that you can apply to your business immediately to bring measurable value to your innovation efforts. Follow along […]

Rowan Gibson is taking over our blog

All next week, innovation guru Rowan Gibson will take over the Imaginatik blog with a five-part interview on innovation best practice, leadership roles, and how to make breakthrough innovation consistently work for you. Rowan is a global business strategist, a bestselling author and an expert on radical innovation. His latest book, “Innovation to the Core,” has […]

Recap: Incremental vs. breakthru innovation

In September, RPI Professor Gina O’Connor wrote to our blog about her research on breakthrough innovation, and what separates it from incremental innovation. I included a link to the post through LinkedIn, which has spurred an in-depth discussion about the role invention and innovation play in a company’s growth. Below are some of the 50 […]

Spurring the corporate machine

Joe McKendrick of SmartPlanet posted an interview today with Luis Solis, EVP of Growth and Innovation at Imaginatik. In it, he talks about Imaginatik’s new Innovation as a Service offering, which focuses on the people and processes involved in large-scale innovation as it becomes embedded in corporate culture. Here’s an excerpt: What does it take to […]

Innovation interview: Michael Schrage

This week’s innovation guest blogger is Michael Schrage, a research fellow at MIT Sloan School’s Center for Digital Business and Harvard Business Review blogger. He is the author of “Serious Play” and the forthcoming “Getting Beyond Ideas: The Future of Rapid Innovation.” 1. Companies launching an innovation platform for the first time often turn immediately […]

Nourishing Innovation (Part 2)

Over the past few years, companies have made great strides in innovating the physical workplace, thus creating a veritable garden of creativity: The main entrance First impressions count The main office Do cubicles promote a collaborative and innovative culture? Meeting rooms How long do we have to stare at those Inspiration Posters? Dedicated innovation spaces […]

Nourishing innovation (Part 1)

Ask any innovation leader to name his or her top three goals and you’ll find “creating a culture of innovation” on that list. Innovation leaders tackle this through a variety of initiatives. This is one of my favorite areas to work on because it can really test your creative skills and powers of observation to […]