Six Best Books on Creativity: The Classics that Teach the How and Not the Why

Innovation in Practice

If you like creativity and innovation, there are a lot of great books out there that cover just a wide range of topics. Edward de Bono is the inventor of the technique called lateral thinking. Mastering the Dynamics of Innovation by James Utterback.

2017 New Year's Resolution: Be More Creative

Innovation in Practice

Many people believe they’re not creative. So a natural question may be: why bother trying to be more creative? Well, there are lots of reasons - good reasons - to increase your creative skills. And it doesn’t matter where you are on the creativity scale. Just a small improvement in your creative ability will have a big impact on your day-to-day life. Big or small, the ideas you generate shape every aspect of your life.

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How to transform your organizational culture with Design Thinking

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Companies of all sizes, operating in the most diverse segments, strive to promote creativity, consequently innovating consciously. What all recognized innovation leaders have in common is that, at some point, they have transformed their culture. How do you transform something as integrated as a business culture? Some methods can help with this process, methods that are made just for this. What is organizational culture?

Segmentation is Killing Your Brand: Five Reasons To Find Your Unicorn Customer

Innovation in Practice

A store is a place you go to buy stuff, usually out of convenience or habit. In order to build the type of brand that customers can fall in love with, you must first create a detailed picture of your ideal "unicorn" customer. Let me start with a real-world example of one brand that I personally worked with. This company is one of the world’s largest retailers of hookahs and hookah supplies. He wants to be the life of the hookah party.

How to Come Up with Disruptive Ideas Using ‘Random Words’? [Including Video]

Be-novative

We only need to be creative and come up with original, new ideas 2% of the times on an average day, yet disruptive solutions are the key to any successful business in the 21stcentury. It is the responsibility of everyone in a company to contribute with their ideas, validating them and implementing the best ones as one common team to achieve this breakthrough. As a company, we follow the market leaders or already set-up lower-risk processes.

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6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating. In fact, if they become seen as leadership lip service, they can actually lower morale and stifle the very innovation you want most.

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6 Innovation Tool Kits to Drive Business Growth

Leapfrogging

Promoting a culture of innovation focused on business growth starts with providing practical tools that give anyone the opportunity to innovate in whatever they do. It’s one thing to say you want a culture of innovation. It’s another to actually get everyone truly innovating. In fact, if they become seen as leadership lip service, they can actually lower morale and stifle the very innovation you want most.

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How Many Types of Innovation Are There? The Answer May Surprise You.

IdeaScale

Organizing the types of innovation can help streamline your processes and boost results. The pool from which innovation emerges is filled with big ideas and endless creativity. Thus, in a way, innovation is infinite, bound only by the depth of thought processes. However, without limits or structure, innovation can be impossible to harness, rendering it useless. A few examples include: Innovation Type 1: TRIZ.

Unlocking Potential with an Innovation Pilot – 6 Reasons for SMEs to use Idea Management Tools

Qmarkets

Typically innovation management is seen as the domain of large organisations who can afford to invest a lot of time and effort into pushing forward a company-wide initiative. Thinking Outside of the Box. The Scale of Engagement .

How to Measure Innovation (To Get Real Results)

Innovators Alliance

Metrics are a combination of art and science. There’s an elephant in the room when it comes to “innovation.” Yet we all throw around terms like creativity, breakthroughs, and disruptive innovation. Innovation is going to shape the future. Some might argue that innovation is impossible to quantify. According to McKinsey , more than 70% of corporate leaders tout innovation as a top three business priority, but only 22% set innovation performance metrics.

Be the Disrupter, not the Disrupted: Here’s How to Stimulate Innovation

Daniel Burrus

Whether we acknowledge it or not, we live in an economy of digital disruption. Innovations happen everyday — one of these days, it might be the next big thing that puts you out of a job. Being pre-active and as it applies to innovation the disrupter, however, is easier said than done. More often than not, we are taught conformity rather than innovation. Innovative thinking doesn’t seem that accessible to everyone when we hold such a belief….

6 Reasons for SMEs to use Innovation Management Tools

Qmarkets

Typically innovation management is seen as the domain of large organisations , who can afford to invest a lot of time and effort into pushing forward a company-wide initiative. While previously this may have been the case, smaller organisations are now discovering that they have got just as much to gain from the implementation of this software as the larger corporations. The Scale of Engagement .

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6 Reasons for SMEs to use Innovation Management Tools

Qmarkets

Typically innovation management is seen as the domain of large organisations , who can afford to invest a lot of time and effort into pushing forward a company-wide initiative. While previously this may have been the case, smaller organisations are now discovering that they have got just as much to gain from the implementation of this software as the larger corporations. The Scale of Engagement .

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Why Design Thinking Will Fail

Business Innovation Design

Where there is a rise of a dynasty, there will be a fall of a dynasty. Similar concept applies to the most-hyped innovation process; Design Thinking. If a process meets the current needs of the market, it escalates with monumental success. Not living up to the hype will be the cause of failure of Design Thinking as the sought-after innovation process. Imagination is thus the root of creativity.