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How to Build an Innovation and Insights Group from Scratch

Many of you reading this have created or operated innovation or insights programs for organizations of a variety of sizes, or are curious about how […]

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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 […]

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No Innovation Strategy Fits Every Problem, So You Need To Work With Full Toolbox

One of the best innovation stories I’ve ever heard came to me from a senior executive at a leading tech firm. Apparently, his company won […]

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The Eight Pillars of Innovation

Recent years have seen the unprecedented progression of digital advances, with artificial intelligence and virtual reality making the stuff of science fiction movies not quite […]

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How Your Chief Technology Officer May Kill innovation

A few months ago I was offered a position of a Chief Technology Officer in a startup company. For real. I wasn’t going to take it, but […]

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To Test Einstein’s Equations, Poke a Black Hole

To Test Einstein’s Equations, Poke a Black Hole Two teams of researchers have made significant progress toward proving the black hole stability conjecture, a critical […]

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How to find the IDEAL problem

The 12 steps to biomedical innovation starts with being a problem seeker, not a problem solver. Eventually, to be successful, customer problems and solutions need to […]

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Oxygen and Stem Cells May Have Reshaped Early Complex Animals

Oxygen and Stem Cells May Have Reshaped Early Complex Animals An unlikely team offers a controversial hypothesis about what enabled animal life to get more […]

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Innovation or Not? – Flyboard Air

For those of you out there who are comic book aficionados, you might be familiar with a super villain from the Spiderman series called the […]

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Four Myths About Innovation That Gurus Love To Tell

Go to any innovation conference and you’re sure to be amazed. Someone will stand up on stage and show you how to unleash creativity in […]

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Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity

Physicists Find a Way to See the ‘Grin’ of Quantum Gravity A recently proposed experiment would confirm that gravity is a quantum force. Read more… […]

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Ask “Should We” Not “Could We”

Desirability, Viability, Feasibility; the core tenets of Design Thinking, and oh, how the order matters! Every day, I work with engineers who are itching to […]

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Do You Have a Powerful Innovation Story?

Many, but not all, innovations involve some kind of technology, and start as an invention. Many of these technology-based inventions that may eventually become innovations […]

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New Giant Viruses Further Blur the Definition of Life

New Giant Viruses Further Blur the Definition of Life A newfound pair of giant viruses have massive genomes and the most complete resources for building […]

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Startup Engagement in Corporate Innovation

Recently, Match-Maker Ventures and Arthur D. Little have released an interesting report, titled “The Age of Collaboration“. The study does a good job in synthesizing the global […]

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Why Innovation Remains Elusive

Recently a reporter contacted me by email, asking several questions about innovation. I didn’t have the time to answer all of them, so I asked […]

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When More is Less in Crowd-sourcing Innovation

In most organizations, there is an omnipresent quest for more. With crowd-sourcing innovation programs, the first impulse is to seek more ideas. Is more really […]

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Why You Need To Understand Noah Effects And Joseph Effects

In 1958, a brilliant young mathematician named Benoit Mandelbrot went to work as a researcher for IBM. His first assignment seemed like a straightforward problem, […]

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More Ideation means more Innovation – Simple

Spigit is a leading innovation management software company.  They recently published a research paper entitled ‘Quantifying a Culture of Innovation.’  Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of […]

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Solution: ‘When Probability Meets Real Life’

Solution: ‘When Probability Meets Real Life’ When our brains don’t have a good intuition for reasoning with numbers, explicit probabilistic thinking can lead to improved […]

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Why Don’t Patients Get Sick in Sync? Modelers Find Statistical Clues

Why Don’t Patients Get Sick in Sync? Modelers Find Statistical Clues The long, variable times that some diseases incubate after infection defies simple explanation. An […]

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Elusive Higgs-Like State Created in Exotic Materials

Elusive Higgs-Like State Created in Exotic Materials Two teams of physicists have created the “Higgs mode” – a link between particle physics and the physics […]

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Learning to Fail Fast through Play, Playfulness and Improvisation

This is the third blog in our series of 3 blogs, on cultivating a fail fast culture. In last month’s blog, Cultivating a Fail Fast […]

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What You Must Consider to Remain Relevant

For some time now I have believed 70% of my knowledge is obsolete. People look at me strangely when I say this. How can all […]

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A Statistical Search for Genomic Truths

A Statistical Search for Genomic Truths The computer scientist Barbara Engelhardt develops machine-learning models and methods to scour human genomes for the elusive causes and […]

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