Category Archives: Innovation Perspectives

Should innovators trust their intuition more?

A quick Google search churns up endless articles and blogs extolling the virtues of using instinct, intuition and gut feel for making better business decisions and being more innovative. In this article I pick apart what governs intuition and how to use it for better insight interpretations and marketing decisions. Where does intuition come from? ...

Keep Faith in the Steady Progress of Innovation

We must continue to have faith and invest in Science, Engineering, Technology, Research and the Innovation of our Enterprises. They and the steady march of improvement are what will deliver a better future.

9 Traits of Highly Innovative People

I’m a big believer in people playing to their strengths, and this includes product team members and others involved in innovation. Not everyone has the same strengths – if we did, that would be a bit boring. Realizing how people approach innovation and their strengths is something Tamara Kleinberg accomplishes. She created a tool, the ...

Six Sets of Eyes for Innovation

To successfully foster an innovation, you have to look through at least six different sets of eyes. First, you have to unlearn everything you know. Admit it. You are biased, pre-programmed, and your bonus is tied into business results. Apply sincere empathy with people who do not know as much as you. To enter a beginner’s ...

Six Sets of Eyes for Innovation

To successfully foster an innovation, you have to look through at least six different sets of eyes. First, you have to unlearn everything you know. Admit it. You are biased, pre-programmed, and your bonus is tied into business results. Apply sincere empathy with people who do not know as much as you. To enter a beginner’s ...

To Innovate or Not? From Spurgeon to the Bloomberg Innovation Index

“Let the lion out of the cage”, a quote by Charles Spurgeon (1834-1892), could apply to innovation… Ideas can be shackled. If an idea cannot be heard, explained, elaborated, even debated; it is at a disadvantage. Unable to move forward, it can’t be free and realize its potential. The free open flow of ideas leads ...

Communication is Key for Innovation Implementation and Business Success

The innovation book Robert’s Rules of Innovation: A 10-Step Program for Corporate Survival hammers the point home that innovation is the key to your company’s survival—in other words, “innovate or die.” The recently published Robert’s Rules of Innovation II: The Art of Implementation teaches readers how to implement an organized work culture of innovation in ...

Creative Expedition at Auchan Superstores

Jean-Yves Maurel is Corporate Innovation Director at Auchan Group, with the particularity of owning a double degree: Engineer Arts et Métiers ENSAM, and Marketing & Product Design at ENSAD. He tells us about the amazing Creative Expedition process that has been going on for some time now at Auchan.