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The Innovation Blog

Should Innovation Be Top-Down Or Bottom-Up?...It Depends!

Posted by Creative Realities on September 19, 2012

We are often asked if the best way to structure for innovation is top-down or bottom-up? The answer is both if you are going to succeed in the long run.

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Topics: Mark Sebell, Stage Gate, structuring for innovation, game-changing, Innovation, breakthrough innovation, strategy, growth, decision-making, Incremental Innovation

HBR Blog: Today's Innovation Can Rise from Yesterday's Failure

Posted by Creative Realities on March 29, 2011

In this HBR Blog, created by Jay F. Terwilliger with partner Mark H. Sebell and Vijay Govindarajan, this simple framework is used to determine the success of an innovative effort. It takes corporate will, a marketplace, and strategic competencies to succeed. In other words, successful innovation requires motive, means, and opportunity. Innovation efforts fail anytime they fail to deliver on all three of these domains strongly enough.

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Topics: Mark Sebell, Jay Terwilliger, Vijay Govindarajan, Learning From Failure, Innovation, Innovation, Cross Functional Teams, Pursuit of Ideas, strategic innovation, growth, new product development

Eating Innovation

Posted by Creative Realities on January 28, 2011

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Topics: creativity, Clay Maxwell, trends, Innovation, leadership, growth

The Lighter Side of Innovation

Posted by Creative Realities on November 16, 2010

Here at Creative Realities, Inc., we like to have fun. It's our mantra ("You get what you play for"), our cabinets are chock full of toys and pipe cleaners, and anyone who has ever worked with us knows what we mean when we say "bazooka".

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Topics: Amanda Hines, Creating an Innovation Team, Innovation, growth, breakthrough, Management, execution

Incremental vs. Game-Changing Innovation

Posted by Creative Realities on November 7, 2010

This past week I got sucked into what I thought was a pretty weak online debate. The question posed was, "Is Incremental innovation the enemy of Breakthrough Innovation?"

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Topics: Mark Sebell, Innovation, Innovation, innovation consulting, breakthrough innovation, Championed Teamwork, leadership, leadership, strategic innovation, strategy, growth, Strategic Goals, criteria for innovation, decision-making, breakthrough, new product development, Essentials for Innovation, Risk, Management

Ideas are great...then there's that darn thing called execution...

Posted by David Culton on September 14, 2010

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Topics: David Culton, convergent thinking, Innovation, growth, implementation, execution

The Other Side of Innovation

Posted by Creative Realities on September 11, 2010

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, Innovation, leadership, strategic innovation, strategy, growth, implementation