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“Innovation” is Dead. Herald The Birth of “Transformation” as The Key Concept for 2009. By Bruce Nussbaum


By Nicolae Halmaghi @nicdesign

It is not Innovation that failed, and I don’t think Transformation will save us. These terms are way to broad and all-encompassing to deliver relevant insights into specifics. Everybody will to use them according to their level of understanding. General terms like “Change” had a huge impact in Obama’s campaign because they were general in scope but had specific mass appeal. Most people craved and shared at least some part of the Change. His campaign was designed more or less like a tapestry of changes that in the end amounted to massive change….

Stefan Lindegaard

I disagree. Innovation has been over-used but it is here to stay. It will also keep evolving.

Why do I disagree? Let’s consider the innovation piano (Ten Types of Innovation) which is a concept developed by Doblin – – several years ago. In short, Doblin argues that when people think of innovation, they often think products….

See also by Stefan Lindegaard @lindegaard

The CFO and Innovation: Can It Work?

I ask whether CFO’s can make innovation happen, but in reality this should not even be a question of whether it can be done but rather a question of how to do it.

The reason for turning this a how-to question is the increasing role of the CFO in many companies. Their influence keeps growing and this includes influence on innovation and in particular on the funding that goes to innovation.

Using Stories for Design Ideas – new from Johnny Holland Magazine by Andrew (Drew)

In a new post at Johnny Holland Magazine, Whitney Quesenbery and Kevin Brooks share insights from Rosenfeld Media’s book ‘Storytelling For User Experience’. From the perspective of innovation, which is increasingly wedded to the concepts of design and design thinking both conceptually and in practice, storytelling is a powerful discovery and generative tool. This post offers great perspectives on the use of story to capture current state challenges, and future state possibilities.

Broken Promise: Shame on BP for using “Shaggy Defense” on Gulf oil spill by Bob Thompson  

Apparently at BP, th e leadership mantra is, “The bucks stops over there.”


Graham Hill

The Devil in the Detail, Assigning Blame and Hypocrisy

Hi Bob

An interesting polemic.

The Gulf Oil Spill is a disaster on too many fronts. It is a disaster for the Gulf ecosystem, heavily polluted by the leaking oil. It is also a disaster for those who live and work in the Gulf, who have seen their livelihoods disappear.

The no. 1 innovation skill you need to master by Jorge Barba

A friend of mine who recently visited this blog made the observation that I make a lot of reference to sports, I thought this was kind of cool because he noticed it and understood what I was trying to convey. This is an important observation because as we’ve mentioned before, one of the key skills that distinguishes innovators is the ability to ‘associate’, to make connections across seemingly unrelated questions, problems or ideas

Where does our best work come from? By Scott Berkun via Ralph Ohr

In a series of posts, called readers choice, I write on whatever topics people submit and vote for. If you dig this idea, let me know if the comments, and submit your ideas and votes.

You Have to Break Connections to Get Your Ideas to Spread by Tim Kastelle

time you get in a car to drive somewhere, take a minute to think about how many parts of the economy are connected to your trip. There are a whole lot. There all of the people and firms involved in building your car. They have taken ideas and designs that have evolved for over a hundred years, added some new ideas, and come up with the design for your car. And if you drive a Toyota, it’s not just people in Toyota that have done that – there are hundreds of other firms that have designed particular parts – brakes, stereos, and windshield wipers.

How to survive in Social Media: Slow Social Media, 4 points to consider! By Jerry van Leeuwen

I think most of you will be familiar with the concept of Slow Food. Slow Food  is a non-profit, eco-gastronomic member-supported organization that was founded in 1989 to counteract fast food and fast life, the disappearance of local food traditions and people’s dwindling interest in the food they eat, where it comes from, how it tastes and how our food choices affect the rest of the world.

The Business of Design by Roger Martin

Quick, what’s your IQ? No, not your intelligence quotient — your imagination quotient. In this turbulent, get-real economy, the advantage goes to those who can outimagine and outcreate their competitors. So says Roger Martin, who has devoted his professional life to the study of competition — first as a director at Monitor Co., the Boston-based consultancy, and now as dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management.

The Design of Business by Roger Martin

In his new book, Roger Martin, dean of the Rotman School of Management, says an eye for innovation and efficiency creates a powerful competitive edge

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Call for Visionaries! Help Make the Future of Innovation Open and Global – by Stefan Lindegaard – 15inno

“Can you imagine a global network of people who believe the future of innovation is open and global?

Can you imagine a global network based on regional chapters that helps increase the general awareness of open innovation and connects the people and companies – virtually and physically – that turn open innovation into reality?”

Putting in the Hours – by Tim Kastelle – Innovation Leadership Network

“We can’t assume that they already know how great our idea is, or that the value in it is self-evident. This is a particularly important lesson if we are trying to cross domains. If you are a lab scientist trying to commercialise your great discovery, out in business your reputation starts at 0, no matter how much reknown you’re held in as a scientist.”


Avoiding Innovation Chaos inside Companies – by Hutch Carpenter – spigit

“Great news…you’ve established your innovation platform to solicit ideas, and gosh, did you get them! Hundreds of ideas. Wow!

Now what? ”


Genius Transparency to Lead Innovation – with Ellen Weber – Brain Leaders and Learners

Flawed leadership, whether called democracy or dictatorship generates  gridlocks that block creative brainpower.


A Small Attempt to Model Organizational Evolution – by Thierry de Baillon – Sonnez en cas d’absence

“Last few months were, for me, pretty insightful. I tried to spread and nurture some ideas about organizations, collaboration and complexity, met people, chatted online with others, read, assisted or talked at events…  The last pebbles of wisdom came for The Age of Paradox, from Charles Handy, whose S-curve metaphor quasi magically fitted my intuitions. Little by little, I have now built a somehow practical model of organizational maturity which drastically shows the need for enterprise to step into the 2.0 world.”


Innovation is a habit – by Jorge Barba – Game-Changer

“Act different to think different. Easier said than done right? The truth is we’ve already been-there-done-that when we were kids, we just forget we did it. How is this possible? How is it that we lost that inquisitive mind? We just lost our imagination, threw the crayons away and got caught up in the reality of the adult world that’s what happened.”

Creating An Emotional Response From Your Web Site – by Kim Krause Berg – search engine land

“I hadn’t seen my artist friend in nearly a year, nor was I even sure he was still painting. But there I was the other day, standing with him in his art studio, chatting about the new things he wanted me to add to his web site. Suddenly he led me to one large 80” x 64” canvas of swirling brush strokes that is his style. “This one is for you,” he announced, “for all the help you’ve given me with the web site.”

Open Innovation becoming an established part of the culture – by business reporting – SCIENCE BUSINESS

“The culture of Open Innovation is becoming established and its potential benefits are now widely recognised according to a survey of R&D directors in the world’s 30 largest healthcare and manufacturing companies, carried out by the UK consultancy group PA Consulting.”

Reverse Innovation: How Designing for Emerging Economies Brings Benefits Back Home – by Andrea Meyer – Working Knowledge

“Story: GE Healthcare sells sophisticated medical imaging devices around the world. Historically, they have sold these high-end machines in emerging economies like India. But only 10% of Indian hospitals can afford a $10,000 ECG machine. Reaching the other 90% of the market takes more than simply cutting a few costs. It requires radical innovation and an in-depth understanding of local conditions.”


WHAT, HOW & WHY? – by   Nicolae Halmaghi – Design Thinking Exchange

“What Exactly is Design Thinking?

What Does it Do?

How and Why Does it Create Value?

At this point it is a losing battle trying to find a unified voice about what Design Thinking does, or means. Most definitions are confusing, cumbersome, incomplete, make little sense, or have purely and simply nothing to do with Design Thinking. There is a big disconnect between the way the design community feels and interprets DT and the way business strategists define it. As more and more consultancies want to take advantage of the media attention dedicated to DT, it is likely that unless a common definition is adopted soon, the term will be polluted permanently.”

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