New Things on the Blog

I have recently added a new column on the left side of the posts. It is light yellow in color and is called “My Favorite Links”. It is right under the “Previous Posts” column. It contains links to other Innovation Blogs and websites, which I visit frequently and are really good on content if you are seriously interested in Innovation…
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Innovation and What Customers Want

Innovation is all about knowing what the customers want. Innovation is all about identifying with community needs.Companies are deemed to be innovative if they follow the needs of their customers.A business is unlikely to be sustainable unless it has an excellent understanding of why the community needs it in the first place. Innovations that are not about improving how a…
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Innovation Picture of The Week: Tarot?

The Innovation Picture Technique is a way of shifting your point of view. The notion behind it is that in trying to solve a problem you will have well-trodden paths, which you regularly follow and those paths will lead to a particular set of solutions. Problems which you find hard to solve are likely to be ones, which do not…
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Would You Have Invested?

All the eleven Microsoft founders, way back in 1978. Top row: Steve Wood (left), Bob Wallace, Jim Lane. Middle row: Bob O’Rear, Bob Greenberg, Marc McDonald, Gordon Letwin. Bottom row: Bill Gates, Andrea Lewis, Marla Wood, Paul Allen. December 7, 1978. (With reference to another future post on this blog, our definition of SUCCESS and FAILURE “DOES” change and for…
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Outsourcing or Innovation?

A question of outsourcing or innovation?By Anthony BradleySpecial to Knight Ridder/Tribune An edited excerpt follows. For the complete original article go here. The article discusses the issue of outsourcing of jobs overseas and says that it ignores a crucial fact: People are always developing innovative ways to do things more efficiently and effectively. Human creativity, it says, is a double-edged…
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How Did This Happen?

Click the picture for larger image. (Picture courtesy www.economist.com) For the complete story go here. How did the “BRICK” phones turn into a varied-design bonanza? The answer:  Design INNOVATION Customer Feedback Procedure INNOVATION Visualization INNOVATION Thought Process INNOVATION
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Current Innovation Issue of BRW Magazine, Australia

Free Article 1: Imagineers at Work by Emily Ross in the Current Issue of the BRW, Australian Business Magazine. This issue itself is dedicated to “The Innovation Issue”. The Table of Contents can be accessed here. Here is an excerpt: Most successful people schedule regular time to sit back and think big. But getting good ideas requires some creative thinking.Think…
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Inspiration – Charlie Garland

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…
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Enhancing Creativity in Organizations

By Mohammad Javad Salimian (Teheran Times)In today’s complex, competitive, and changing global business world, creativity plays a significant role in an organizational success which is applicable at all levels of operations in an organization. All people have the potential to be creative. Only those managers and organizations will be successful who are committed to creative thinking, boosting creativity throughout the…
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One Process

Investigate: analyze the project. What resources will this require? Who all will be required to work on this? Which departments will be involved directly/indirectly on this? Will this be good for the organization? How? When would be a good time to actually launch this? What technology will this require? What is the best way to procure that technology if the…
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