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Moving from blogger to wordpress – my rationale

I have been using Blogger for my innovationBBL blog for about three years. I recently changed my work load around a lot, so I have more time to work on research and publish some of the leading edge work I have been doing at Imaginatik on topics such as social networking, enterprise implications of ‘internet’ type […]

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Briefing on IdeaBlogs – an intriguing concept

There is an interesting briefing on ideablogs that I recommend people download and read. The idea is intriguing – a quote from the paper: “An ideablog is a social networking application used to stimulate, capture, promote and enrich ideas online via a blog-style user interface. “Ideablogs support online communities of interest that are focused on […]

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Google Alerts – "Innovation" and "Idea Management"

Categories: Resources / Links I have been using Google Alerts for a while to get a download of the latest news on topics of interest. It is quite handy – it pushes content without you having to go look. I always find something of interest!

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Innovators Delight: Better Job, More Money, Different Commute

Categories: Innovation Insights I have been meeting and working with a lot of organizations over the last year, and an unusual trend has emerged: people in innovation are taking more risks. Recently a large bank hired several Chief Innovation Officers. The recruitment agency managed to find these people after an extensive search. The new CIOs […]

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R&D Spend not Correlated to Returns – Of Course!

Categories: Innovation Insights A recently published report from Booz Allen Hamilton found that there is no correlation between R&D investments and financial performance in areas such as profit, sales growth, net margin and shareholder returns. This contrasts greatly with the widely held view that high R&D spend is essential for profitable growth. In fact, the […]

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Innovation QuickPoll – where do you get your best ideas, and other interesting questions!

Categories: Innovation Insights Quick request! I am running a quick survey on innovation – specifically a few short questions on topics like “where do you have your best ideas”. This research is being done in quick timing – opens 10 Oct, closes 17 Oct, and we will publish the results on 20 Oct. Please spare […]

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Call for Action: Innovation Researchers Required – Assistance Provided

Categories: Innovation Insights Are you doing any interesting research in Innovation? Have you already started doing research, or are you just getting started? I would love to hear from you and learn more about what you are doing, and maybe I and my company, Imaginatik, might be able to help in some way. There are […]

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Naked Emperor – Part 4: The fish rots from the head

Categories: Innovation InsightsOne day, not so long ago, a Chief Innovation Officer looked around her vast organization and smiled at the difference she had made over the past three years. Innovation had become a strategic initiative, one with tangible results yielding millions of dollars of net benefit, and a more engaged, enthusiastic workforce to boot. […]

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Naked Emperor Part 3: CEO hands over to IT department, IT dept hands over to…

Categories: Innovation Insights In a land not too far away, the CEO of a major travel reservation company read a book on innovation and decidedthat his company too needed to innovate. He spoke to his council of wise men (and a couple of women) and decided that the firm needed a strong computer system to […]

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Boost your Innovation Success rate: do NOT do an RFP

Categories: Innovation Insights I recently spent some time going through all our old prospects, especially those where we had ‘failed’ to win their business. I was inspired by a chance discussion with a new contact from December, a global firm. They wanted to start planning a large implementation, but the project team, stacked with senior […]

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