Posts tagged "Open Innovation"

I recently met Dr. Diane Hamilton at a conference. We started talking and I discovered that in addition to being a wonderful human being, she’s the host of a nationally syndicated radio talk show. She’s had some amazing guests, including Steve Forbes and Jeffrey Hayzlett. When she asked me to be on her show, I […]

Today we move to the “Test”” part of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test). Although failure seems to be the buzzword in innovation, it is actual detrimental to an organization’s success. There is an alternative: experiments. Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: Today on the Innovation Minute, I’m going to talk […]

When you ask different questions, you always get different solutions. Here’s a fun story about an airport that had people complaining about baggage claim wait times. Their solutions on the surface seemed good. But it never really solved the problem in the eyes of the customer. But when they asked a different question, they solved […]

NASA has done some amazing innovations over the years. But when they tried to create a washing machine in space, it didn’t go too well. But changing the question led to different results. We are in the “Ask” portion of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test) Be sure to watch the previous videos! […]

Today we use solving the “education system” problem as an example of how changing the question can lead to different solutions. When questions are too abstract, we get very low quality solutions. We are in the “Ask” portion of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test) Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: […]

Today we discuss The Goldilocks Principle. This is a method for asking better questions by avoiding ones that are too “hard” or too “soft” and looking for those that are “just right.” We are in the “Ask” portion of the FAST Innovation Model (Focus, Ask, Shift, Test) Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: […]

Today we look at the Exxon Valdez oil spill.  For decades scientists could not find a way to extract the oil/water mixture from the icy waters of Prince William Sound in Alaska. But when the question was changed, a two-decade old problem was solved within weeks. Be sure to watch the previous videos! Transcription: In […]

I’ve been interviewed many times on many podcasts over the past couple of months and I’ve not had time to post them all here. So here, in one post, you will find several of my more recent interviews. Enjoy! I had a fun interview with Will Barron. We explored the world of sales, and in […]

I recently posted my 6-minute animation video that explains my innovation philosophy. If you prefer it in written form, here it is…Enjoy! *** Innovation. You know it is essential for long-term growth. You are clear that it’s the key to beating the competition. And… you avoid it like the plague. Why? There are MANY reasons organizational […]

Many people have asked me to summarize my innovation philosophy. Although I have many articles on the topic, to make it easy, I decided to create a 6-minute animation. This video summarizes the three key mistakes companies make when innovating – and what they can do to address those issues. Following these steps can lead to […]

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