A 6 Step Blueprint for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Here is today’s Wednesday Work Wisdom… The question I get most often from my Fortune 500 clients: “How do we create a culture of innovation?” Although there is no simple answer, here’s a blueprint I’ve found useful to get things started and...

European Business Review Article

An article of mine was just published in the European Business Review. It is a concise summary of my overall innovation philosophy. Here’s the introduction… In today’s fast-paced business environment, the ability to innovate is not enough. You need to innovate...

Best Practices Are Stupid Infographic

Sacha Chua, a “sketchnote artist and experimenter-at-large” from Toronto, developed this very cool infographic of my Best Practices Are Stupid book. And she was kind enough to allow us to share it under the Creative Commons Attribution License.  So spread the love,...

Stalin Was Right…Statistics Don’t Matter

Back in 1995, I was driving Accenture’s (then Andersen Consulting) business process reengineering practice. I traveled the world helping companies downsize. Although downsizing wasn’t the objective of reengineering, it was often the outcome. While working on one particular...

TopCoder is Tops

TopCoder is one of the best-kept secrets in open innovation.  I had the pleasure of spending time with them.  They are a fun bunch that is passionate about what they do. After a full-day deep dive in their Connecticut offices, I traveled to Orlando to spend two days at the...

SUCCESS Magazine Cover Story

The October issue of SUCCESS Magazine recently hit the news stands.  The cover story – Innovate or Die - is 3 pages dedicated my perspectives on how to innovate more effectively. If you get the physical copy (with CD), you will also find a 23 minute audio interview with me...

Crowdsourcing Content

On July 19th, 2012, I will be keynoting at the inaugural Crowdopolis event being held July 19th in Los Angeles. You don’t want to miss this event!  I can assure you it will be incredible.  And at the bottom of this article there is a link which will give you a discount. I...

Stop Calling it Innovation!

A potential client asked, “What is the best way to create a culture of innovation?” My response: “Stop calling it innovation!” Innovation has become the word du jour.  Is it important?  Of course.  But the term has been used and abused by so many people...

eCornell and TrainingIndustry.com Webinar

I recently gave an hour-long webinar for eCornell and TrainingIndustry.com.  Over 3,000 people registered for only 1,000 slots, maxing out the system.  Thousands of people were unable to attend, so they made the recording available to everyone. I discussed some of the key...

Full Length NASA Speech

I recently spoke in Houston at NASA’s Johnson Space Center.  For copyright reasons, I can’t post the entire video here.  But you can watch all 81 minutes on NASA’s website. Just click the image below.