The Innovation Blog

Yogi Berra's sage advice for companies on Vision, Mission & Strategy

Posted by Jay Terwilliger on September 25, 2015

“You’ve got to be very careful if you don’t know where you are going, because you might not get there.”

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Topics: Future, Future Pull, strategic innovation, strategy, Strategic Goals, Vision

Everyone Isn't Tomorrow

Posted by Creative Realities on October 24, 2011

If I hear once more about how Facebook and the iPhone define the speed of change in business I’m going to scream. And the tragic passing of Steve Jobs has only increased the noise on this topic. The fact is that like all aspects of innovation the same rules don’t apply everywhere.

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Topics: Mark Sebell, Future, Future Pull, Future Trends, changing the game

A Parable of Yin, Yang and the Pursuit of Innovation

Posted by David Culton on July 13, 2011

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Topics: Future, Future Pull, Future Trends, Innovation Strategy, breakthrough innovation, leadership

Future Pull - Creating a Proprietary Vision of the Future

Posted by Creative Realities on January 19, 2011

Leadership often involves making decisions in the face of insufficient information. This is especially true when it comes to enabling the pursuit of innovation. Doing nothing until the situation clarifies itself is in itself a decision. But, by the time the situation is clear the real opportunity has passed. As Will Rodgers once said “Even if you’re on the right track, you’ll get run over if you just sit there.”

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Topics: Jay Terwilliger, Future, trends, Innovation, Strategic Goals

Happy New Year!

Posted by Creative Realities on December 30, 2010

As we mark the passing of yet another year, we thought it would be fun to share with you some interesting trivia tidbits on the history of New Year's Eve and traditions associated with it (courtesy of

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Topics: Ideas, Future, trivia, Innovation

The Company of the Future

Posted by Creative Realities on November 3, 2010

Two weeks ago, I attended the PDMA 2010 Global Conference, where innovators gathered and traded tips on the latest in innovation business practices.  Several themes consistently emerged from the various presentations – the emergence of open source ideation, the importance of engaging the customer, and a shift toward business model innovation, to name a few.  Reflecting on the conference, I got to thinking about the business trends that seem to be unfolding.  Innovation is happening not just in product development, but in how businesses are run.  What does the company of the future look like?  Here are 10 predictions for 2020.  Some of these developments are a lready happening on a large scale, others are more esoteric.  Although stemming from things I have read or heard, these predictions are admittedly (un)educated guesses.  If any of these predictions came to fruition, they would undoubtedly bring with them new set of challenges, but I believe that in each case, the opportunity far outweighs the complications.
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Topics: Chris Dolan, Future, Stage Gate, trends, Open Source, 20% Time, 20 Percent Time, Innovation