The Innovation Blog

Create a common language for innovation

Posted by Creative Realities on March 8, 2011

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, levels of innovation, 3 levels, three levels, defining innovation, innovation language, Creating an Innovation Team, Collaboration, breakthrough innovation, leadership, strategic innovation, criteria for innovation, decision-making, Creating an Innovation agenda, platform thinking, disruptive innovation

Innovation Nightmares: Killer Questions, and How to Get Around Them

Posted by Creative Realities on February 9, 2011

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Topics: creativity, Clay Maxwell, Ideas, questions, Innovation, Collaboration, brainstorming

The Silos Effect (a.k.a. Collaboration's Kryptonite)

Posted by Creative Realities on February 1, 2011

 Over the last 22 years we have worked with hundreds of clients in over 35 different industries. This is important to establish because we know the following topic is a factor in any industry.

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Topics: information silos, departmental silos, Mark Sebell, Innovation, Collaboration, Cross Functional Teams, Management, Creating an Innovation agenda

Where Ideas Come From

Posted by Creative Realities on October 8, 2010

Where do ideas come from?  I recently came across this fascinating interview from Wired Magazine in which authors Keven Kelly and Steven Johnson discuss the "natural history" of innovation and technology.  Together, Kelly and Johnson provide what I can only describe as an evolutionary/biological/anthropological perspective on the history of new ideas.  I highly reccomend reading the entire article, but here are a few key insights to keep in mind in any pursuit of innovation.

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Topics: Chris Dolan, Core Competencies, Innovation, Collaboration, connection making