The first, or “zero phase,” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to step behind your idea. The ideal candidate could be: a colleague, a superior or an investor. Ideally you want to find someone in the organization who can fund your idea, or help you find a way to fund it. This will give your idea a push. There may be a need for fine-tuning the rationale and ironing out the technical details to get it through the various stages of the process. Continue reading “Prototype and Get the First Follower!”
On the way to innovation success, an individual or organization face many obstacles and challenges. Here are 10 guidelines for achieving innovation success: Continue reading “Some Guidelines for Successful Innovation”
Creativity is the ability to visualize and do things in a new way and the ability to create new ideas. The idea as a result of creativity must have economic value to be considered as innovation. Continue reading “What is Creativity and How it’s Connected with Innovations?”
When I heard that Jeremy Gutsche is releasing the second book I was eager to read it, as “Exploting Chaos” (Jeremy’s first book) is one my favourite books covering the topic of Creativity, Innovation and Entrepreneurship. And I’m not disappointed, … Continue reading Book Review: Better and Faster
I’m currently running an innovation contest and I wanted to add a few of my own ideas… Also, I needed to prepare a inspiration presentation for others. Doing that, I found following awesome inspiration sites & videos: Continue reading “Inspiring Creativity #1”
The term innovation has become so ubiquitous it is heard everywhere, to describe almost anything. You see it on TV, newspapers, billboards, for everything from cosmetic products to banking services. Politicians, professors, businessmen and journalists have also embraced this word … Continue reading What is Innovation?
In his newest book Jeffrey Baumgartner is introducing Anticonventional Thinking – a new creativity method as an alternative to the well-known brainstorming. In first chapters Jeffrey is explaining brainstorming method and reasons why it’s not working. I must say that … Continue reading Book Review: Anticonventional Thinking
I held a short presentation about Creativity on “Entrepreneurship Academy”, here it is…
Continue reading “Finding the Right Idea”
Many Innovation books share the same content, some also the same form and style, this book – on the other hand, is written from the different perspective as some kind of innovation manual.
New version of my App “Unleash Creativity” is now available on AppStore. What’s new? It’s easy to see that design is changed. Next thing is update of many articles/tips and of course, new content. The biggest news is that it … Continue reading New version of “Unleash Creativity” App
To set up an innovation contest, we’ll first need a topic for sure. Clearly defined, “trendy” topic must push innovators to engage in contest. Sales, marketing, management or customer should trigger new topic from the business field that needs new ideas from our “innovation team”. This need seeker should provide quality description and customer situation of the topic, but avoid technical details as this could lead innovators into wrong path and there is no need for details in this phase – concepts are better. Continue reading ““The Method” – Contest”
How to teach developers to innovation? How to inspire them? I tried to answer to these questions in my presentation on XXV ISPIM Conference: Innovation for Sustainable Economy & Society held in Dublin last week. Continue reading ““Develop” Innovation: Coaching Software Developers to Innovation”
FRONT END OF INNOVATION: The 12th Annual Front End of Innovation event, taking place May 13-15, 2014 at the Boston World Trade Center in Boston, MA. The FEI 2014 program will once again transform the industry, offering up the core innovation … Continue reading FEI USA 2014
This sentence from “Only Fools and Horses”(British sitcom from 80s and 90s) summarize the dream of most entrepreneurs. Check this short video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qp5hxHPlTq8 But, to be able to have such dreams – you must sail with your own ship – start a company … Continue reading This time next year we’ll be millionaires
Persons which can inspire creative people? Here is a small list… First thought is Richard Branson (website) – his carrier is truly an inspiration, like story about starting Virgin Records(video above) or his idea about going to Airline business with starting Virgin Atlantic. His book “Screw It, Let’s Do It” is a big recommendation. He can be followed on twitter @richardbranson. “Everyone that works in Virgin is unique. They are not sheeps. They think for themselves. They have good ideas and I listen them. What is the purpose of hiring smart people, when you are not using their talent.” David and Tom … Continue reading Creative persons which can inspire other creatives
This is second post to the “7innovation method” series. First “awakening” part of the process is to launch initial contest which will “feel the pulse” of the organization and discover innovative persons. This contest could be a wide futuristic strategic … Continue reading “The Method” – Awakening and Selection
I often hear questions like “How can I start my creativity?” or “How to earn money with my ideas?”. The best answer is always an advice to check few open innovation portals. It is always very useful to see examples and to be encouraged by creative products that are trying to conquer the market. First stop which everyone loves to see is surely Threadless.com, where you can submit T-shirt design and win cash, prizes & fame. One more site with similar content is cafepress. It looks so good, like the most of world’s designers are trying to create T-shirts. Starting site … Continue reading Starting points for creativity and innovation
I often hear totally wrong talks about innovation in Croatia.
Public opinion about innovators is that those are people, that got rewards on Innovation Fairs. So, when the header in newspapers say: “Our Innovators got 3 gold and 2 silvers medals on Innovation Fair“, most people think something like:
Well, we have so clever people who have ideas, what’s the problem with our economy? Continue reading “What’s wrong with innovation in Croatia?”
High level of Innovation Culture is very good, but also very important achievement to be proud of – for any company. But, the path to the right culture goes with the road called innovation climate.
How to make innovation process simpler, more efficient and more successful? I tried to explain it using a term “7innovation”, so here is the Method 🙂 Continue reading ““The Method” – introduction”