Category Archives: books

Sense and Respond

Interview with Jeff Gothelf I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow author Jeff Gothelf to talk with him about his new book Sense and Respond, which is his second book with a major publisher and with his co-author Josh Seiden. Congratulations Jeff! 1. Why is it so important that companies embed the two-way conversation ...

Building the Case for Successful Change

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down and have a chat with Will Sherlin of 3PillarGlobal about my latest book Charting Change on The Innovation Engine podcast. In this conversation we focused on how to make change efforts stick within any organization. Among the topics we discuss are how non-software companies can still benefit ...

Following Four Different Paths to Innovation

I had the opportunity recently to interview fellow Innovation author Gijs van Wulfen to talk with him about his new book The Innovation Maze, which is a follow-up to his great first book The Innovation Expedition. 1. In the book you cite a study saying companies reported a drop in breakthrough ideas between the mid 1990’s ...

New Model with Four Routes To Start Innovation

The start of innovation is described by Wikipedia as the messy getting started period of a new product development process. It is in the front end where the organization formulates a concept of the product or service to be developed and decides whether or not to invest resources in the further development of an idea [i]. The ‘front ...

Lessons from Lego: Low risk innovation tools for everyone!

Lessons from Lego: Low risk innovation tools for everyone! - Innovation ExcellenceEvan Shellshear's new book focuses on successful techniques to innovate cheaply and effectively — and answers questions regarding how strategies used by leaders like LEGO are able to turn companies around from looming bankruptcy to industry leading success. Continue reading

Why Only Adoption Matters

People Before ThingsRecently I had an opportunity to interview Chris Laping, the former Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Red Robin restaurant chain about some of the challenges in achieving successful organizational change. Chris' is a voice that emerged from the darkness as I was creating the Change Planning Toolkit™and conducting the research for my latest book Charting Change and its focus on beating the 70% change failure rate. Continue reading