Category Archives: process

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 &

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”

Book Review: Better and Faster

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,

Book Review: Better and Faster

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,

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

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. 

“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.

This time next year we’ll be millionaires

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

This time next year we’ll be millionaires

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

“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

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

Innovation Culture at Google

Repetitive Innovation: Lars Bratsberg at TEDxStavanger

Innovation Culture at Google

Repetitive Innovation: Lars Bratsberg at TEDxStavanger

Idea Generation Methods

It’s always a challenge to bring the innovative culture of any organization to higher level. After promotion of innovation program and removing the barriers, one of tasks connected with that challenge is to be successful in Idea Generation. The focus

Idea Generation Methods

It’s always a challenge to bring the innovative culture of any organization to higher level. After promotion of innovation program and removing the barriers, one of tasks connected with that challenge is to be successful in Idea Generation. The focus

Bruce Feiler: Agile programming – for your family

Taking the methodology from workplace to the family. Well, I would try… Check out this great TED video!

Bruce Feiler: Agile programming – for your family

Taking the methodology from workplace to the family. Well, I would try… Check out this great TED video!

Establishing Innovation Culture

My paper “Establishing Innovation Culture”, about installing Innovative Climate in big organization is available via this link on issuu. I presented it on the Conference for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Maribor, 2 years ago, and got a great feedback. Hope

Establishing Innovation Culture

My paper “Establishing Innovation Culture”, about installing Innovative Climate in big organization is available via this link on issuu. I presented it on the Conference for Entrepreneurship & Innovation in Maribor, 2 years ago, and got a great feedback. Hope

Start of Innovation in Software Development Companies

How can any software developer become an Innovator? Is it possible that innovations exist in any software company? Software development in small and middle size companies can be encouraged in the same manner as in big companies. The effort and

Start of Innovation in Software Development Companies

How can any software developer become an Innovator? Is it possible that innovations exist in any software company? Software development in small and middle size companies can be encouraged in the same manner as in big companies. The effort and

The Zero Phase of the Innovation Process

The “zero phase” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to get behind your idea. Idea can be shortly explained to a colleague at work or to a friend at the coffee shop, where first comments

The Zero Phase of the Innovation Process

The “zero phase” of the innovation process is to convince the very first person to get behind your idea. Idea can be shortly explained to a colleague at work or to a friend at the coffee shop, where first comments

innovation process article

I’ve just read interesting article on Business Week: about Whirpool’s innovation process that evaluates and screen thousands of ideas. Whirlpool’s three-pronged definition of innovation: “It must meet a consumer need in a fresh way; it must have the breadth to

innovation process article

I’ve just read interesting article on Business Week: about Whirpool’s innovation process that evaluates and screen thousands of ideas. Whirlpool’s three-pronged definition of innovation: “It must meet a consumer need in a fresh way; it must have the breadth to

ford’s process & product innovation

When I was a school-boy I watched TV-series about Henry Ford with my father. He was really enjoying it, specially when they show how he made the new manufacturing system or process – the same one on which my mum

ford’s process & product innovation

When I was a school-boy I watched TV-series about Henry Ford with my father. He was really enjoying it, specially when they show how he made the new manufacturing system or process – the same one on which my mum

ideation in big company

I had a small brainstorming session today, and I have to defend innovation process. The problem is that some ideas were rejected in the past, but then they can be seen as successful products from other companies today. This situation

ideation in big company

I had a small brainstorming session today, and I have to defend innovation process. The problem is that some ideas were rejected in the past, but then they can be seen as successful products from other companies today. This situation