I recently introduced myself to my Co-Authors on Innovation 2004 and invited everyone to visit this Blog. Charlie Garland of Business Brainstorm gave me a wonderful insight – that of including “Inspiration” as a cog in the wheel of the “Innovation Process” from one of my last posts. He also suggested that the cycle should be iterative instead of stopping with “Illustration”. Thank you for the wonderful observation Charlie!

What inspires each person within the organization at each stage of the Innovation Process?
Where does everyone look for, for ideas and innovation?
Where does the organization itself, derive inspiration from?
What are the organizational stories and metaphors that keep the wheel of the innovation process well-oiled?
Who are the people in the organization who inspire?

Inspiration for ideas, inspiration for thinking, inspiration for investigation, incubation, illumination and illustration.