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The Innovation Blog

3 Keys to Avoiding Groupthink When Collaborating

Posted by Jay Terwilliger on May 30, 2012

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, groupthink, creative thinking, Collaboration, Championed Teamwork, brainstorming

Let's not confuse good brainstorming with the new "Groupthink".

Posted by Jay Terwilliger on March 22, 2012

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Topics: creativity, Jay Terwilliger, Ideas, groupthink, Collaboration, brainstorming

Success Factors for Breakthrough Innovation

Posted by Jay Terwilliger on December 20, 2011

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, bizinovationist, Success Factors, breakthrough innovation

Why is the sky blue? -- three tips for innovation

Posted by Creative Realities on June 26, 2011


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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, Relaxed Concentration, creative thinking, Innovation, Collaboration, 9 Critical Success Factors, breakthrough innovation, Essentials for Innovation, brainstorming, creative thinking skills, changing the game, connection making

Innovation's #1 Critical Success Factor and the Stanley Cup

Posted by Creative Realities on June 21, 2011

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, Innovation, Innovation, Compelling Case for Innovation, 9 Critical Success Factors, innovation consulting, criteria for innovation

Global Innovation. It's 5 O'clock somewhere

Posted by Creative Realities on June 20, 2011

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, culture, Creating an Innovation Team, Collaboration, 9 Critical Success Factors, breakthrough innovation

Innovation. The worst failure of all is wasting a failure

Posted by Creative Realities on April 20, 2011

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, Vijay Govindarajan, Learning From Failure, Innovation, creative problem solving, Innovation Metrics, breakthrough innovation, criteria for innovation, approximate thinking, developmental thinking

Innovation. What drives you nuts about failure?

Posted by Creative Realities on April 20, 2011

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, Innovative Culture, open-minded evaluation, Vijay Govindarajan, creative problem solving, breakthrough innovation, developmental thinking

Happy April Fools' Day

Posted by Creative Realities on April 1, 2011

Here's a quote we would like to share with you on this one day of the year when we are all allowed to have some fun and be a little "foolish:"

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Topics: Chris Dolan, Clay Maxwell, Jay Terwilliger, Amanda Hines, David Culton, Absurdity, Tamara Wickramasinghe, April Fools', 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