Category Archives: Back End of Innovation

Strategic Foresight for Key Projects

Here are notes from the Back End of Innovation conference, 2015, in San Jose. These tips come from a workshop led by Tamara Carleton, Innovation Leadership Board, LLC. This session focuses on strategic foresight, which is the ability to build the future we envision. Strategic foresight is based on choices made today intended to influence ...

The Best Innovation Conferences You Can Still Attend in 2016

If you haven't attended a conference yet this year, I recommend one of these remaining events. Some of theme are well-known, some may be unexpected. All of them will leave you inspired and prepared to continue down a path of successful innovation. And you never know who you'll meet or what you'll learn.

Six levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ – Part 3

Six levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ - Part 3 - Innovation ExcellenceIn Part 3, we show six levers to change the “system problem” and think this is the way to solve the corporate innovation problem – and ultimately to increase innovation performance. Continue reading

Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ – Part 1

Six Levers for Solving the Corporate Innovation Problem™ – Part 1Despite large and growing investments in innovation, results remain disappointing. We call this "The corporate innovation problem”, and in a 3-part article series, we dig deeper into this problem and find that there are actually two root causes for it. We focus on one of the root causes – the “system problem” – and work out six levers of improvement. Continue reading

59 Innovation Events for Q4 2015

Earlier this year, Jason Williams shared a list of 46 Innovation Conferences for 2015. That list has grown to over 150 and provided the inspiration for Explorious Ventures. Explorious Ventures, both a collector and connector, has curated the world's largest list of innovation-related events, conferences, festivals and happenings. See the list here! Continue reading

Welcome to the Mid Zone of Innovation

The Mid ZoneThe Front End / Back End model was right for its time... however, fast-forward nearly a quarter century, and we find that things have changed a bit. Continue reading