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This week I share Chapter 2 from Best Practices are Stupid: How Can You Avoid Becoming a One-Hit Wonder? Last week in Chapter 1, I explained the three levels of innovation (event, capability, system). In this week’s episode I share more details on what it takes to create level 2 – an innovation capability. When […]

In this episode, we explore why speed and power do not lead to long-term innovation. It’s not survival of the fittest; it’s survival of the adaptable. The content in this episode is from Chapter 1 of my Best Practices are Stupid book. We explore why the ability to repeatedly and predictable evolve your organization is […]

I am pleased to announce that I recently inked a Strategic Partnership deal with Wazoku/InnoCentive. I have been involved with InnoCentive, the premier external crowdsourcing platform, since 2005. Their approach to innovation has solved some of the world’s most complex problems. One year ago, Wazoku, a UK-based idea management software and services company acquired InnoCentive. […]

We assume randomness lacks a pattern. But there are inherent patterns in randomness. Unfortunately, our brain is wired to find patterns even when they don’t exist in order to create shortcuts that speed decision-making. But what if this very process can lead us down the wrong path? In this episode, I start with a fun […]

On today’s episode, we look into ways of “cloning” someone digitally. In particular, we discuss how to take the knowledge from someone’s brain and convert it into workable tools. The problem statement we start with is, “How can we create software that is so great that customers will be mad if we take it away?” […]

Back in 2010, Penguin published my Personality Poker® book. It was selected as one of the top five innovation books of the year by 800-CEO-READ (now Porchlight). The next year, when Penguin published Best Practices are Stupid, it was chosen as the best innovation book of the year by 800-CEO-READ. When I published Invisible Solutions®, I decided I would not […]

In order to sell your ideas, you need to be better at using data. But what if leading with data might be the very thing that prevents you from selling your ideas? On this episode, I am joined by my friend and colleague, Brad Kolar. He and I worked closely together at Accenture. He was […]

In this week’s episode, I am joined by my guest Dan Kaus. Together we tackle the problem: “How can we find time for innovation?” Dan has innovation experience with a wide range of companies and industries, including Accenture, BP, Campbell’s Soup, and many others. Dan shared some of this thoughts on this, including: Try to […]

In this episode, we explore the power of adventure and new experiences as a means for improving luck, increasing creativity, and enhancing problem-solving skills. This episode is dedicated to the memory of my friend, Dr. Jeff Salz, the quintessential adventurer, who passed away last month. This week we cover: Luck: How being open to ANY […]

Thought leaders for years have told people what to do. They write books, shoot videos, and create online training programs. Consultants on the other hand do all of the heavy lifting for their clients, implementing the solutions. But what if the key to creating more value for your customers/clients – and for your business – […]

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