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Best of the Month – The Innovation Illusion

12/09/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Here’s one of those best-of choices that comes with a health-warning: This book might cause prospective innovators to believe that all of their innovation efforts are futile. This is a depressing book. Mainly because, rather than our SI … Read More

Hurricanes, Pop-Tarts & Optimization Versus Innovation

14/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

“HURRICANE FRANCES was on its way, barreling across the Caribbean, threatening a direct hit on Florida’s Atlantic coast. Residents made for higher ground, but far away, in Bentonville, Ark., executives at Wal-Mart Stores decided … Read More

Does Innovation Capability Improvement Make Sense?

07/06/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Here’s the kind of innovation data guaranteed to make me smile:

Figure 1: Data And Crackpot Rigour (Reference 1)

Not so much because of the original intent – which was, I think, to establish possible correlation … Read More

Spot The Innovation

17/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

Something a bit different this month. How many innovations can you spot in this collage?

Answer: 2.

This conclusion is based on our conventional definition of innovation as ‘successful step-change’. Let’s see how each of the attempts … Read More

Innovation Systems

01/04/2018 |

Darrell Mann

‘Successful step-change.’ That’s our usual definition of innovation. Especially if we’re trying to be succinct. ‘Successful realisation of new customer value,’ is the slightly less condensed form. Both represent innovation as an outcome.

And if innovation is an … Read More

Not So Funny – The Yin Yang Of Innovation

12/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

For every great idea, there’s always someone at the opposite end of the spectrum you’re at. They’re busy innovating too.

Some people can’t be safe enough; others love the thrill of putting yourself in danger:

 

Or … Read More

Resilience: Operational Excellence And Innovation

11/01/2018 |

Darrell Mann

If you ever have the opportunity to talk to an ultra-marathon athlete you will quickly ascertain that they see the world differently to most. A lay-person tends to think that the ability to run an ultra-marathon is achieved … Read More

Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping

07/11/2016 |

Related posts:

  1. SYSTEMATIC BUSINESS INNOVATION: A ROADMAP
  2. Innovating From The Top – Method, Myth, or Madness?
  3. Day at the Museum – A resource for teaching and learning TRIZ

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Integrating TRIZ with Front End of innovation frameworks

14/10/2016 |

Related posts:

  1. SYSTEMATIC BUSINESS INNOVATION: A ROADMAP
  2. Innovating From The Top – Method, Myth, or Madness?
  3. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping

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SYSTEMATIC BUSINESS INNOVATION: A ROADMAP

04/10/2016 |

Related posts:

  1. Innovating From The Top – Method, Myth, or Madness?
  2. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping
  3. ‘Best’ Inventive Principles?

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SYSTEMATIC VALUE INNOVATION APPROACH

02/05/2016 |

Related posts:

  1. SYSTEMATIC BUSINESS INNOVATION: A ROADMAP
  2. Innovating From The Top – Method, Myth, or Madness?
  3. Multi-Screen Analysis for Innovation Roadmapping

Read More

TRIZ and Systematic Business Model Innovation

01/12/2015 |

ICG Training and Consulting, The Netherlands

Published in the Proceedings of  the “TRIZ Future  Conference 2010”, Bergamo, Italy, November 3-5, 2010, Bergamo University Press, pp 189-197. ISBN: 978-88-9633359-4

Abstract

The paper presents an approach to Business Model Innovation based on … Read More

Discovering Innovation

02/11/2015 |

www.Lean-TTT.com

 

 Brief History

Joel Barker the futurist forever changed the English lexicon when he introduced the concept of “Business of Paradigms.”  Joel rightly taught North American Industry the stifling grip entrenched paradigms have on introducing new ideas of concepts.  … Read More

Book Review: Innovation on Demand – By Victor Fey and Eugene Rivin

07/05/2015 |

Publication Details: Innovation on Demand: New Product Development Using TRIZ by Victor Fey and Eugene Rivin. © 2005. Cambridge University Press ISBN-13 978-0-521-82620-4 www.cambridge.org/9780521826204 £35 or $65

When I first encountered TRIZ back in 1997, there were two books … Read More

Innovation is Like Shooting a Hole-In-One

16/12/2010 |

Lynda Curtin

Three days to go to shoot my second hole-in-one during the same year! It’s possible. I know. Two golfers at my golf club each shot two hole-in-ones this year.I’ve been surprised at the innovation lessons learned from this thrilling … Read More

Teaching Innovation – Part III

10/11/2010 |

Praveen Gupta

There is a global desire to exploit innovation for gaining competitive advantage, and a significant effort to deploy innovation without knowing how to. Most business colleges are still pursuing entrepreneurship programs without much education in innovation. Recognition of … Read More

Innovation Wars?

29/08/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Stop the Innovation Wars is the attention-getting title of this month’s Harvard Business Review attempt at controversy by Vijay Govindarajan and Chris Trimble, both on the faculty at Dartmouth, and co-authors of a new book on innovation, due out … Read More

Open Innovation and TRIZ

19/08/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Two times in two weeks on two continents then twice more by e-mail people asked about TRIZ and open innovation.  Sounds like a trend?   I honestly had not given it much thought, and before my current exposure I would … Read More

Continuous Innovation Enables Breakthrough

02/06/2010 |

Ellen Domb

Rosabeth Moss Kanter (well-known management author and Harvard professor) presents her observations and challenges to CEOs who are embracing innovation during the recovery in the article “Block-by-Blockbuster Innovation” in the May 2010 Harvard Business Review.   See http://hbr.org/2010/05/column-block-by-blockbuster-innovation/ar/1  

I … Read More

Water and Innovation

26/05/2010 |

Jack Hipple

Do any of you use water in your processes? Why? How much? Most likely it’s to cool something or to dilute something. Clean water is becoming more precious all the time as a Florida resident such as myself can … Read More