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Forget the Geisha, Bring in the Samourai…by Marion Chapsal

Once upon a time, there used to be a little Japanese girl, named Yoshiko. She had lost her father at the age of 8. She was raised like most little Japanese girls of her generation, in the 50s, to be a perfect mistress of the tea ceremony

 

Innovation Trick: Turn Something Old into Something New by

Erik Sherman via Ralph-Ohr

HP (HPQ) partnered with a semiconductor manufacturer to create a new line of high-performance servers for use in supercomputing. So, who’s the lucky chip vendor? Intel (INTC)? Nope. AMD? Not even close.

 

How to Evaluate Your Current Company Culture by Heather R. Huhman

Many job seekers are now evaluating prospective employers based on company culture. Candidates want to determine how they will fit in and if the environment is right for them before they’re hired.

 

Seize the Day – Power Up Creativity by Robyn McMaster

C Carpe Diem – Seize inspiration and
R Run with ideas to see where they can take you
E Explore and play, never stopping…
A Angle your line for hours as a person who fishes
T Talk with creatives and people outside your field till your brain’s abuz-z-z-z-z
I Initiate from within – unleashing your potential
V Vacuum cobwebs – relax and  refresh your spirit
I Idle the motor – simply daydream when you feel like it…
T Touch your soul – Thank God and be grateful
Y Yes, yes, yes. Curiosity and discovery can increase a natural drug

 

What Do You Think? By Greg Satell

If you were to share a strong opinion what would it be?  Not just any opinion, but one you believe in your bones, one that defines you.  Surely, it wouldn’t be hard to find someone with the opposite view.

 

Discovering Gold through Innovation by Tim Kastelle

One of the weird trends in spam comments now is that through services like mechanical turk people are getting paid to make marginally relevant comments that link back to some spammy site. This makes getting rid of spam a lot harder. However, while I was running through a recent batch, I ran across a comment that got me thinking (I still trashed it though). It was: “I agree. Ideas really are like commodities now.”

 

What Makes CEO’s Good for Innovation? By Stefan Lindegaard

I pondered on this question and decided to reach out to some of my friends at Psion, a leader on rugged mobile computing solutions.

 

Most People Are Daydreaming 46% Of The Time by Aimee Groth

If you’ve ever been to a yoga class, your teacher probably harped on you about “mindfulness,” or being present — because it puts you in a better mood. 

 

Searching for Q’s: ASQ and the Future of Quality by Bruce Waltuck

The American Society for Quality (Now officially just “ASQ”) has a long and rich history of advocacy and teaching in the field of quality improvement. The origins of the quality movement are reflected in the Society’s original name- ASQC, or the American Society for Quality Control.

 

Just Do It! By Gary Schirr

Since I had been involved in new service development as well as in several startups before becoming an academic I was skeptical of formal product development models such as stage gate.

 

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The Importance of Organizational Design and Structure by Gill Corkindale via @ralph_ohr

One of the wonderful things about being a coach is that I meet hundreds of executives who freely share their business and leadership challenges with me. As well as helping me understand how hard it is to run an organization, they show me how they are managing to adapt — or not — to changing organizational structures.

 

Invention without Commercialization = Extinction, not Innovation by Deb Mills-Scofield

My job at Bell Labs was to invent and create.  We dreamed up all sorts of wonderful solutions to problems that did and didn’t exist.  But how did we learn about these problems? Some we just thought up.  Some came from AT&T corporate product management & marketing. But few came from seeing customers firsthand, so we ended up using ourselves as ‘examples’ – not good.  AT&T corporate product managers and marketers were supposed to commercialize our inventions; to decide if it met the market needs or if there even was a need.  

 

Innovate like a Kindergartner by Peter Merholz

One of my most popular posts for hbr.org is “Why Design Thinking Won’t Save You“. It clearly struck a chord, as well over a year since it was posted, it still regularly gets picked up in the Twittersphere.

 

The Future of Design Consulting: 4 Business Models to Consider by design sojourn via @vanetuit

Over the recent Chinese New Year holidays, I met a very well traveled designer. We were discussing the pitfalls of running a design consultancy, and that conversation eventually led to consulting business models.

 

Are You Different on Purpose? By Bill Taylor

Roy Spence, one of the toughest-minded business thinkers I know, is a cofounder of GSD&M, the legendary advertising agency based in Austin, Texas. In a provocative and saucy book, It’s Not What You Sell, It’s What You Stand For

 

Welcome to the Age of Dilemma by Umair Haque

Another week, another potentially destabilizing global mini-crisis. This time, it’s (yet another) global food crisis: food prices are set to skyrocket and the FAO’s food price index is already spiking. It’s likely to ignite even more political instability and social turmoil — in layman’s terms, that’s riots, panics, protests, and violence.

 

HOW TO: Build & Maintain A Talent Community by Heather R. Huhman

A talent community is not a list of candidates on a web page or in a spreadsheet; it is an environment consisting of people who can share ideas for the purpose of career networking or social recruiting of candidates.

 

Because it is time you take Customer Service seriously.. by Wim Rampen

Despite the economic crisis, the rise of the “Social Customer” and the popularity of Customer engagement strategies through Social Media, I sometimes get the feeling that managers in Customer Services put in a lot more effort to ensure the company does not get bad press, or negative “buzz” in stead of providing a better then expected Customer service experience. We know companies do not always take Customer service seriously. I think though many managers of Customer Services should start taking their discipline a lot more serious than they are doing today..

 

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