Tag Archives | Innovation

“Tried” Is No Longer Enough

After many sleepless nights watching and praying for the situation in Ferguson, I wrote this piece. In too many ways, it over simplifies the situation going on in Ferguson. I had no idea how much worse the situation would get and how it would captivate the national media.  And yet (I hope) this piece points  More

You can't innovate if you haven't intentionally designed for it.

To Find New Ideas, Innovate, etc.

Have you ever gone to a conference or workshop where you wondered,  “why am I here”? That turns out to be a good thing — because being exposed to a range of people and experiences is an important part of how we find new ideas, and innovate. And it is working thru the related discomfort  More

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‘Just One Thing’

Michael Bungay Stanier and I have been having fun with his new project, the Great Work MBA. In the process, I asked him about what allows any of us to do great work. You’ve now been thinking about “great work” for what, 5 years now? Time flies.  What’s the one thing you now know is  More

Ted Schlein _ AOL

The One Thing VCs Could Do To Increase Returns

If the person who can cure diabetes came to you for money, if you were a VC you’d likely turn that person away. And, an inventor who could reduce global dependency on oil by designing better batteries? That VC might not even take the meeting. By venture capitalists’ individual actions, they are limiting growth and  More

Why You Should Let a 5-Year Old Design Your Next Product

All his life, he hated brushing his teeth. Getting toothpaste onto a toothbrush can be messy if your fine motor skills are still developing. And, of course, even though you know you’re supposed to replace a toothbrush every three months, who really keeps track of that? So, Houston Diaz decided to invent a solution. And  More

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Innovation In the Social Era

About a year ago, a blogger I had never met posted something online that he called “An Innovation Matrix”. I thought the blogger had a really original idea — something that took innovation both deeper and beyond the Blue Ocean thesis. I encouraged him, certainly guided him, and — every now and then — challenged  More