15 most important Innovation Theories your company should be using

Idea to Value

Every company says that innovation is important, and that they value the ideas of their people. Yet the problem lies in the fact that so few established companies actually know how to go about getting value out of their innovation ambitions, let alone turning it into profit.

Serious About Your Social Mission? Innovate It.


A “lean” approach amplifies both profits and purpose. But, if we are truly intent on achieving both, we need to start taking social impact just as seriously. The obvious place to turn is innovation approaches such as design thinking , rapid prototyping , and open innovation.

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Moving innovation even more in 2016

Paul Hobcraft

Are we entering 2016 with an innovating mind-set? As we look to enter into 2016 what is top of mind for innovation to take hold and become the real core within our business organizations? Moving innovation from just being symbolic to essential. Innovation design needs both. •

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Key Issues in Innovation Management – Revisited – Part 2

Tim Kastelle

In part 1 of this post , Ralph revisited key innovation issues that were already addressed by us three years ago. Co-Innovation and startup engagement. Moreover, if the innovation is truly different, then the incumbent would have to overhaul its systems and operations to adopt it.