Category Archives: Innovation Teaching Story

Managing Business Growth Through Innovation

Business growth is great, right? Seeing your company develop and evolve into something bigger and better is the goal of every entrepreneur, and I’m the same as everyone else in this case. However, as I’ve learned from experience, growth is not always a good thing. Please, don’t get me wrong, the fact of growth itself ...

Kärcher’s Process for Developing a New Product that Captured the Market

Where does this product story start? It begins with Kärcher North America, the market leader in carpet extraction cleaning. The core product line was 15 years old and in need of innovation. Chad McAllister interviews Bill Ott, Executive Vice President of the product development organization at Kärcher.

Promoting Innovations Through Operational Process Optimization

Striving to make your business the best is a natural desire for all of us. As a young woman entrepreneur, I believe that constant progress is the key to success, but practice shows that actually making room for innovation isn’t easy. Challenges of Promoting Innovation Within a Business The problem I’ve faced was the creation ...

Promoting Innovations Through Operational Process Optimization

Striving to make your business the best is a natural desire for all of us. As a young woman entrepreneur, I believe that constant progress is the key to success, but practice shows that actually making room for innovation isn’t easy. Challenges of Promoting Innovation Within a Business The problem I’ve faced was the creation ...

Tap into the Power of Reinvention

Insights I learned at BIF2016 Unlike most conferences, the BIF Summit has no theme beyond presenting remarkable stories of transformation. Why? The BIF organizers know that the participants themselves will discover patterns, aha’s, and insights that make sense for them. I’ve been to most of the 12 BIF Summits. I now work for BIF, but like ...

Tap into the Power of Reinvention

Insights I learned at BIF2016 Unlike most conferences, the BIF Summit has no theme beyond presenting remarkable stories of transformation. Why? The BIF organizers know that the participants themselves will discover patterns, aha’s, and insights that make sense for them. I’ve been to most of the 12 BIF Summits. I now work for BIF, but like ...

Design Thinking and Action Learning for product managers and innovators

How can your products solve customers’ needs… as fast as customers need them? Try Design Thinking coupled with Action Learning. Design Thinking is a method of problem solving centered around the end user. Action Learning is a collaborative process that defines a problem and focuses on the desired outcome. Using these two processes together provides ...

Top 8 Popular Myths about Innovators and Innovation—Debunked! (Part 1 of 2)

For all the buzz-worthy chitchat and media and corporate attention given to innovation, there is nevertheless a massive amount of misinformation concerning innovation...The following are some of the most popular myths about innovators and innovation—debunked.