Six Practices of Successful Innovators

https://carpaccioatbalharbour.com/usarx/should-i-take-viagra/12/ Innovations surround us.  Things we enjoy and rely on everyday are thanks to successful innovators.  These are people who had an idea and, through hard work and creativity, turned it into an amazing innovation.  In what ways did these people think differently? What practices made them successful? Many factors come into play to bring an […]

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Can The Right Questions Unlock Your Creative Process?

go site All of us could use a little creativity in our life.  Regardless of what you do for a living, at some point in your work you will have to develop a creative process to move your business forward.  Of course, unless you specifically identify as a creative person, you may feel intimidated by the whole thing. It’s […]

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Beyond The Obvious Is Now Available In Simplified Chinese [创客学:苹果公司也在偷师的创新课]

During my recent trip to China I discovered that the simplified Chinese translation of my book, Beyond The Obvious (创客学:苹果公司也在偷师的创新课), has been released and on-sale.  I reached out to the publisher while I was in China and there was a mad scramble to setup a handful of press interviews while I was there.  My current plan […]

Can you teach yourself to avoid doing the obvious?

get link The problem that many business people, entrepreneurs, and would-be innovators suffer from is our inability to escape from our past. Simply put, we are all shaped by our past experiences, whether good or bad. We look at the end results of these experiences—“this idea worked”; “this idea failed”— and consciously or unconsciously turn these results into […]

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On NBC Discussing How Companies Can Be More Innovative (video)

source site Yesterday, I recorded two segments for NBC’s Press:Here that will appear on Sunday, April 8th @ 9:00 AM in SFO and then later on cable in New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago, Los Angeles, San Diego, Dallas, and Washington DC. In segment one, the questions focused on the stodginess of HP, the Palm acquisition, the cancellation of the TouchPad, […]

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Inviting you to hear it first. Announcing my new book, “Beyond The Obvious”

follow site I’m thrilled to say I’ve just wrapped up the manuscript to my first book, Beyond the Obvious: Killer Questions That Spark Game-Changing Innovation, published by Hyperion and due on the shelf February 7, 2012. The crux of the book is about generating ideas that lead to breakthrough innovations.  Why is this so important? Constantly generating […]

Ignore The Obvious speech on Innovation at Argyle Executive Forum (slides)

  This morning I gave a keynote at the Argyle Executive Forum event in NYC.  The title of the talk was “Ignore The Obvious” covering a wide range of areas to help the audience better understand and use innovation as a competitive advantage: Doing the obvious is what everyone expects Doing the obvious is average […]

Slides For “Predicting The Future: Answers Versus Questions” Speech

Last week, I gave a keynote speech at Edelman’s Leadership event in Chicago. The company brings together the top ~100 executives from around the world once a year. Richard Edelman asked me to present a talk at lunch about the “future of technology”. I took some liberty with the topic and focused on the needed skill of “planning for the future”.

Help Create The 12 Killer Questions To Innovate US Education

https://www.crisiscenter.com/what-we-do/write-a-cause-and-effect-essay/26/ I’ve been asked (more like challenged) to create a dozen or so killer questions that could be used by teachers, schools, districts, state education agencies, federal agencies, etc. to help  innovate the educational system in the US.  I took up the challenge as a “pay it forward” project to help the officials think differently about […]

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