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Blue Ocean for your innovation commitment

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New comers show tremendous initiatives: Spotify, Flavi, Netflix, Valve have successfully implemented flexible empowering organizations, and humanistic culture values. One might wonder which model to embrace. Blue Ocean approach gives us a few tips we can apply to craft your own strategy: tuning the level of key attributes of innovation value proposition. Continue reading

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Finding Balance with Rapid Innovation

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Below is a short interview I completed about Rapid Innovation with Emiley McCole,  Marketing at Imaginatik. It stresses on the importance of ‘creative tension’, a simple innovation framework that guides creative teams, and help them focus on meaningful challenges’. Imaginatik helps organizations … Continue reading

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Is there a Model for Rapid Innovation?

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Sharp innovation stemms from constant knowledge exchanges between technology, the markets, an innovation team, as well as other departments of the firm. The bigger you are, the more difficult it is to share active knowledge: how can we set-up a … Continue reading

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Getting innovation timing right

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Haste is one thing, and speed another… Today’s innovation is not only about speed, it’s also about simplicity and combining the whole in elegant realization in the right timing. Having a “rapid innovation” engine is a must-have in a competitive … Continue reading

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Implementing a “rapid innovation” entity: timeline

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For Vijay Govindarajan, there is no doubt: “Innovation cannot happen inside the performance engine, so it requires a dedicated innovation team. Every time you start a new innovation initiative — which the performance engine cannot do because of its limits … Continue reading

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Creative tension: getting your innovation team out of “serendipity land”

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Innovation is no serendipity says Braden Kelley in“Innovation is no accident” (2010, Nov): “When it comes to innovation, good ideas are a dime of a dozen”. The story of Newton’s falling apple is surely not what happend to Charles Goodyear. … Continue reading

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Metaphor and Belief, 2 frameworks to found creativity

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2 great articles have recently drawn my attention regarding innnovation: the first one is from Ikijiro Nonaka and is called “the knowledge creating company”; originally edited in 1991 in HBR, it tackles the subject of tacit knowledge, also sometimes called … Continue reading