Category Archives: People & Skills

The Science of Success for Product Managers and Innovators [podcast]

In his book, Barking Up the Wrong Tree, Eric reveals the science behind what actually determines success and—most important—how you can achieve it. Eric also has a popular blog by the same name as his book that shares science-based answers and expert insight on how to be successful.

A Dummies Guide for Innovation

Pierre d’Huy and Jérôme Lafon, both innovation teachers and consultants, share all the secrets of Innovation Management in their encyclopedic and brilliant book, A Dummies Guide for Innovation. All aspects of innovation are described in a simple and thrilling way, from innovation history, to innovation process, open innovation, user centric innovation, and a practical step-by-step approach to complete innovation from unfolding the idea down to implementation.

7 Change Styles for Product Managers & Innovators [Podcast]

We often need to help others we work with understand why change is required. It is a skill we can learn and my quest calls it Change Intelligence. Chad McAllister interviews Barbara Trautlein who wrote the book on the topic, Change Intelligence: Use the Power of CQ to Lead Change That Sticks. Read about it here or listen to the podcast.

18 Major Reasons Why Businesses Fail [infographic]

Of course, running a business is no easy task. By identifying the main reasons for which most businesses fail, it would be easier to avoid them proactively. This infographic today looks at reasons for business failure and some effective solutions to avoid get into dire straits before it's too late.

Exploring frameworks and methods you need as an Innovator

Over the past twelve or eighteen months, I was asked to explore and explain different frameworks that the innovator might need to know, or at least have an opinion upon. I encourage you to explore these as all have innovating connecting value to bring into your own thinking and referencing of innovation capability building.