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The Innovation Master Plan: A New Book

August 12, 2011

I’ve just released a new book (shown above on the left), The Innovation Master Plan. Here’s a short passage from the introduction: “Some executives look at the innovations that come from companies like Apple or P&G, and they think to themselves, ‘Well, we don’t have people or the resources like theirs.  We can’t do that kind […]

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Do “Lean” and “Innovation” Go Together?

August 2, 2011

  Once the Toyota management system became more widely known by the single word “lean,” it became a fad and a mantra (and also a boon for authors and consultants who have been able to help companies adopt the lean mindset and methods).  In the process of doing so, a great number of companies and […]

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Concept Cards™ – Innovation Tool for Developing Insights

August 14, 2010

In a recent newsletter I wrote about one of the tools we use in innovation consulting engagements to help client teams develop insights. The following short video will introduce you to Concept Cards™ – single frame documents that make complex concepts accessible and usable in the planning process. Imagine having a hundred or several hundred […]

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Innovation in Social Action

July 9, 2010

What happens when 1000 innovators and community leaders get together?  Great things can! For the last few years, InnovationLabs has partnered with CFED, an organization that has for more than 30 years dedicated itself to expanding economic opportunity for all Americans.  We’ve shared lessons and methods in innovation with CFED and its broader community, and […]

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Two New Publications

April 11, 2010

Managing Innovation Portfolios Langdon Morris has recently written a companion to his Innovation Metrics white paper entitled Managing Innovation Portfolios. The purpose of this white paper is to explore the elements involved in optimizing innovation investments while laying out a process recommended for Innovation Portfolio management. Some of the topics covered include: Purpose The “Innovation […]

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How to Create a Winning Business Model

February 5, 2010

As a critical source of competitive advantage, innovation certainly deserves the attention it receives.  But innovation is also notoriously difficult to manage.  And while recognized innovators are widely admired for their achievements, every business leader knows that the pursuit of innovation is exceptionally challenging even as it is entirely necessary. The roots of the problem […]

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