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Extreme Problem Solving & The Science of Spread – Presentation at HR Tech Europe

I was invited to deliver a keynote on technology and people at the HR Tech Europe event in Amsterdam. I am talking at the same time as I deliver the slides, so don’t be disappointed if you are not sure what the slides mean just by looking at them online. You’d be missing the point […]

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Forrester Update: Poor Use of Idea Management Systems

I was chatting recently with Chris Andrews, an analyst at Forrester Research, on the topic of Innovation Management. We discussed how the industry was evolving, indeed how interest in the area has exploded the last 18 months. At the same time, he shared concern that many of his research clients on the company side complained […]

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Idea Management Market: New Branch of Competition

I came across a news alert on “idea management” today from a vendor I had not heard of before: Gensight Group. Their press release covered the release of its new Version 8 software for Project Portfolio Management, that included an idea management toolset. I have not had the time nor the inclination to do a […]

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Comment on Brightidea post: annoying web site did not let me post properly

Don’t you get really annoyed when you have a great comment to make to an article… but the web site is bust and doesn’t accept comments. Well, once again this has happened to me, but instead of just getting upset, I’ll post a link to the article here, and my comment below. Great thoughts should […]

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Introducing the Sense Gen

I have a swimming pool with a pump that keeps going wrong. Why do I have to go look at the pump to find out it is not working, after it has already failed. And do this while my friend in Berlin has attached the baby monitor for his toddler daughter to an SMS text […]

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The 2 M’s: Method & Money – the Core Problem behind US Innovation performance

I was inspired by this week’s BusinessWeek article on Innovation, Interrupted ‘How America’s Failure to capitalize on innovation hurt the economy – and what happens next” by Michael Mandel. Inspired… to come up with some simple fundamental ‘rules’ – the 2M’s – that explain the lack of real, hard fact innovation success in the US. […]

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Myth #2 “People need money before they will share their ideas”

Motivation is a critical component of any innovation program, particularly in Enterprise Idea Management. There is a belief, misplaced in my experience, that financial rewards are the primary motivation for contributions, and the absence of any financial reward will lead to poor uptake of a program. Once again, this is one of the Top 10 […]

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Myth #1 “All ideas are good – there is no such thing as a bad idea”

There are several problems with this myth, one of my Top 10 Myths of Idea Management, based on my work at Imaginatik. And it is one of the most common in the field of creativity and innovation. 1) Some ideas are actually bad – they may be illegal, amoral, create liability for the company (for […]

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Implementing CSR in a Downturn – Mark Turrell presents to NetImpact membership

NetImpact (http://www.netimpact.org) is an international nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire, educate, and equip individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. Imaginatik (www.imaginatik.com) is a software company specializing in enterprise crowdsourcing and collaborative innovation and problem solving. The NetImpact members look for new topics and […]

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