Nine Ideas for Sparking Curiosity

Nine Ideas for Sparking Curiosity

Are some people just born curious? Or can curiosity be cultivated? The answer matters because curiosity is a necessity for innovation. Originally published at The Huffington Post, June 6, 2014 by Amy Radin, Kevin McDermott and Daryl Twitchell If curiosity isn’t instinctive…

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It’s Not Who You Know But How They Think

It’s Not Who You Know But How They Think

Securing approval for a new idea can meet support, or run into resistance. It depends on how your audience thinks.   Published in The Huffington Post, April 16, 2014 by Kevin McDermott, Amy Radin and Daryl Twitchell Anyone who has ever run a…

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The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

The Daily Innovator: Email to the CEO

Securing executive sponsorship will help clear a path for innovation.  Here’s what a CEO might do. Published in The Huffington Post, November 6, 2013 by Daryl Twitchell, Kevin McDermott and Amy Radin This is the time of year when we’re all setting goals. Top…

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Rigor or Rigor Mortis?

Rigor or Rigor Mortis?

Innovators need to persuade others that there is enough evidence for a commercial business to pursue an idea. Published in The Huffington Post, November 6, 2013 by Daryl Twitchell, Kevin McDermott and Amy Radin Unless you’re an independent designer you may be unaware…

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How Big is Something that Doesn’t Exist?

How Big is Something that Doesn’t Exist?

You have a great idea and want to build support, but you’re asked to predict how successful something that doesn’t exist will be.  So how do you build your business case? Here’s how. Published in The Huffington Post, September 25, 2013 by Amy…

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Do Customers Want Your Big Idea?

Do Customers Want Your Big Idea?

Successful innovation goes beyond what the market says it needs to what it values. Acting on this distinction is what establishes differentiation and stokes demand. Here are the essentials to making that distinction. Published in The Huffington Post, July 29, 2013 by Amy…

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Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit

Managing Collaborators No Matter Where They Sit

Teams benefit from close collaboration and informal idea sharing, but who says everyone has to work under one roof?  Distributed teams are just as effective, if not more, now that distance is collapsed by simple productivity and communications tools. Published in The Huffington Post, June…

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Being a Daily Innovator

Being a Daily Innovator

Regardless of your title or position, you’re capable of being a Daily Innovator in your organization.  Start by adopting some effective techniques and always remembering that the collective intelligence of a group is more powerful than any individual genius.   Published in The Huffington…

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