Category Archives: hellofuture

The Future of Shopping: Are you Ready for Conversational Commerce?

Welcome to the Future of Shopping. Are you Ready For It? Lately, we’ve looked out at the near future and determined that there are several huge sociological, economic and technological shifts which are occurring in the world which are starting to affect our customers almost immediately. To that end, we have developed a set of strategies…

Reality Always Wins The Future

How do you predict the future? There are a lots of ways, of course, but here are two which seems to work well for some things: You take something that currently exists today and extend it out in the future, then think about that world, for example, right now, there are a few autonomous vehicles… Read More »

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15 Ways to Wreck Your Innovation Program

There are probably a few hundred ways in which to wreck your internal innovation program, so it took me a while to distill this down to a few of the most important ones. I also talked to a number of other innovation executives and got some great insights. Time and time again, when I go to […]

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The Balancing Act of a Visionary Innovator

Innovation is crucial in product lifecycle, especially to a company’s long-term relevancy.  The definition of a visionary innovator does not hinge on having a disruptive-only innovation portfolio but on the ability to understand the state of the industry and company and provide a balanced outlook for innovative projects. The innovators have to work within the […]

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Transform from A Reactionary to Visionary Innovator

Innovation in process and technology are crucial elements in the product lifecycle, especially to a company’s long-term relevancy and success in its industry. However, innovators are often challenged by their company’s mandate to focus investment on products and services that address current markets and customer demands.  While achieving and sustaining financial performance is necessary for […]

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The Need for Creativity Warriors

I’m a Creativity Warrior. Over the past few years, I called myself a Creativity Architect, then Creativity Agent, then Creativity Actuator.  During that time, I got a broader view of the wobbly state of creativity of individuals and in business, and decided those titles were insufficient to represent my mission and justify my tag line […]

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Startups, Innovation and The Future

We get this question a lot – why do you focus on these three things on your blog? Well, if you ask me, innovation is all about attempting to predict the future – looking at the market, at trends, both mega and micro, and coming up with high level scenarios to determine the state of the […]

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Why Businesses Back Innovation Centers

Over a year ago, I wrote 3 Reasons You Need A Silicon Valley Incubator, so once again I pat myself  on the back for predicting that eventually this would become commonplace. Comes with the job of being a futurist, I guess. One of the reasons my company has set up a practice to help organizations […]

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Zero Resource Innovation: Your Brains, Our Brawn

While I mentioned in a previous post that becoming a larger company, with operating revenues and processes (some might call that “growing up”) might lead to a dip in the creation and release of new, innovative products, that need not be the case. The fact is is that your team is still innovating in their heads […]

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