Category Archives: management

Making introverts successful innovators

Half of the population are introverts, but mainly our educational, organisational and company systems are oriented to extroverts.

Making introverts successful innovators

Half of the population are introverts, but mainly our educational, organisational and company systems are oriented to extroverts.

The Innovation Paradox – book review

Davila&Epstein has done it again. After their first book “Making Innovation Work” (Davila, Epstein, Shelton 2006.) they are back with “The Innovation Paradox – Why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change”. After reading dozens of innovation &

The Innovation Paradox – book review

Davila&Epstein has done it again. After their first book “Making Innovation Work” (Davila, Epstein, Shelton 2006.) they are back with “The Innovation Paradox – Why good businesses kill breakthroughs and how they can change”. After reading dozens of innovation &

Connecting Football and Innovations (Croatian Case)

Croatian National Team is pretty good in football, we are in top 20 teams in FIFA rankings for a long time now. So, Croatia is really strong in the most popular sport in the world despite the fact that it

Connecting Football and Innovations (Croatian Case)

Croatian National Team is pretty good in football, we are in top 20 teams in FIFA rankings for a long time now. So, Croatia is really strong in the most popular sport in the world despite the fact that it

Nurturing Innovation

Setting the preconditions for great results Have you heard a friend or colleague making fun of his/her superiors because they are doing something “stupid”? On the question “why don’t you suggest a solution?” you get an answer “they wouldn’t listen”

Nurturing Innovation

Setting the preconditions for great results Have you heard a friend or colleague making fun of his/her superiors because they are doing something “stupid”? On the question “why don’t you suggest a solution?” you get an answer “they wouldn’t listen”

Every Engineer needs a Businessman!

The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions. In their microcosmos (organizations) they

Every Engineer needs a Businessman!

The world as we know may be run by businessmen, but it is definitely shaped by engineers. Every engineer would said that the world will be a better place if tech guys made more decisions. In their microcosmos (organizations) they

Prototype and Get the First Follower!

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

Prototype and Get the First Follower!

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

What is Innovation?

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

What is Innovation?

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

Book Review: Anticonventional Thinking

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

Book Review: Anticonventional Thinking

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

Finding the Right Idea

I held a short presentation about Creativity on “Entrepreneurship Academy”, here it is…

Finding the Right Idea

I held a short presentation about Creativity on “Entrepreneurship Academy”, here it is…

Too many ideas rejected? What to do?

Have you sometimes heard some angry idea-submitters which are talking about the wrong system or innovation process. Well, sometimes they are quite right!

Too many ideas rejected? What to do?

Have you sometimes heard some angry idea-submitters which are talking about the wrong system or innovation process. Well, sometimes they are quite right!

Book Review: The Innovation Book

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. 

Book Review: The Innovation Book

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. 

“The Method” – Contest

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

“The Method” – Contest

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

“Develop” Innovation: Coaching Software Developers to Innovation

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.

“Develop” Innovation: Coaching Software Developers to Innovation

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.

FEI USA 2014

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

FEI USA 2014

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

“The Method” – Awakening and Selection

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

“The Method” – Awakening and Selection

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

Book: The Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

Book review: Oliver Gassmann, Fiona Schweitzer: Management of the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation (Springer, 2014) Well, this was a surprise! This book really gives a wide range of topics with interesting examples and advices useful for work in creative

Book: The Fuzzy Front End of Innovation

Book review: Oliver Gassmann, Fiona Schweitzer: Management of the Fuzzy Front End of Innovation (Springer, 2014) Well, this was a surprise! This book really gives a wide range of topics with interesting examples and advices useful for work in creative

Innovation Climate doesn’t equal Innovation Culture

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.

Innovation Climate doesn’t equal Innovation Culture

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.

“The Method” – introduction

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 🙂

“The Method” – introduction

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 🙂

Process Innovation – Zara

Zara. Many of us wandered around their trendy shops or browsed their top-of-the-class website without knowing very much about company behind that brand. So, what makes this Spanish brand so successful? Simply: Zara is one of greatest examples of process

Process Innovation – Zara

Zara. Many of us wandered around their trendy shops or browsed their top-of-the-class website without knowing very much about company behind that brand. So, what makes this Spanish brand so successful? Simply: Zara is one of greatest examples of process

Developers and ideas, hm… (How to convince a developer to write down an idea?)

Developers are creative beings, they find new solutions on a daily basis, so they somehow have to be creative? Yes, but… They are often very reluctant in submitting or explaining their ideas.

Developers and ideas, hm… (How to convince a developer to write down an idea?)

Developers are creative beings, they find new solutions on a daily basis, so they somehow have to be creative? Yes, but… They are often very reluctant in submitting or explaining their ideas.