August 28, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Will Words Will Break Your Bones?

Back in high school, I took a creative writing class in my Junior year because, at one point, I thought I was going to become a writer. That class was a total blast – our teacher – Ms. Marshall (the first Ms. I’d ever met up until tha…

August 26, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

This small company achieved a 100-fold increase in production using Toyota methods

This video is quite interesting, if you’re interested in how quickly a small company can innovate. It is about how a small raincoat production company was asked to produce COVID-19 protective gowns by the Japanese government, but was struggling to meet targets of 10,000 gowns a day. They were used to producing only about 500 […]

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August 26, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Facebook Wants to Make Smart Robots to Explore Every Nook and Cranny of Your Home

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“Hey Alexa, turn on the kitchen light.” “Hey Alexa, play soothing music at volume three.” “Hey Alexa, tell me where to find my keys.” You can ask an Alexa or Google home assistant questions about facts, news, or the weather, and make commands for whatever you’ve synced them to (lights, alarms, TVs, etc.). But helping […]

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August 24, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

WHY ZOOMSTORMING WORKS: Thinking Beyond the Pandemic

If you are looking for a simple way to jump start your creativity durig these challenging times and make rapid progress on an inspired project of yourse welcome to one of the silver linings of the Covid-19 cloud — ZoomStorming — the brainchild of …

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August 22, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Idea Champions Helps All Kinds of People Originate Great Ideas

Since 1987, Idea Champions has been helping a wide variety of forward thinking organizations tap into their innate creativity and originate breakthrough ideas.

“Through your brainstorm facilitation, we gained more than 100 original ideas of high qu…

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August 21, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Do You Fear The Future?

Most can barely think three months out, let alone ten years out. But sometime in those ten years, there is a 96% chance that your business will flame out. Are you worried about that? Many of us don’t think more than a quarter out. In fact, in a r…

August 20, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

100 Reasons Why You Don’t Get Your Best Ideas At Work

Since 1986, I’ve asked 2,500 people where and when they get their best ideas. Less than 2% have said “the workplace.”

Based on my 33 years of working with a ton of innovation-seeking organizations, here’s my take on WHY:

1. Too much to do, not en…

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August 19, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

A Norwegian Startup Is Turning Dry Deserts Into Fertile Cropland

The UN population forecast predicts that by 2050 there will be almost 10 billion people on the planet. They’ll live mostly in cities and have an older median age than the current global population. One looming questions is, what will they eat? The Green Revolution of the 1960s used selective breeding to double crop yields […]

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August 18, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

100 Reasons Why You Definitely Won’t Read This Blog Post

I know you have no time. YOU know you have no time. I know you’re not gonna do anything you don’t wanna do. YOU know you’re not gonna do anything you don’t wanna do. We both know you’re not going to read this blog post. It’s too long and you have …

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August 17, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Using Innovation to Improve Your McKinsey Organizational Health Index Score

2020 proved just how important our relationships to banks and credit unions are as they worked to rapidly respond to the changing financial needs of their customers.
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August 16, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Stepping Into the Same River Twice

Determining the correct decision in any specific situation requires the ability to look at both qualitative and quantitative data. However, all of this data comes from the past. For example, if you sold Widget A 5 years ago and it flopped miserably, yo…

August 15, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

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The entire world is going through a life-thre…

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August 13, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

A Tale of Two Lists

To prepare for some of our design thinking ideation sessions, we spend time interviewing and observing our typical customer. Now, this is difficult for me sometimes because I am such a compulsive problem solver that I sometimes have a tough time just s…

August 13, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Introduction to ZoomStorming

Greetings! Mitch Ditkoff here, creator of ZoomStorming, an enjoyable, creative, and productive way to generate powerful ideas, insights, and ahas. More specifically, it’s a 20, 40, or 60-minute brainstorming session, that I facilitate, online, for p…

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August 12, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

An Indian Company Is Gearing Up to Make Millions of Doses of a $3 Covid-19 Vaccine

As the Covid-19 pandemic drags on, there’s one thing we’re all counting on to rescue us from the drudgery of socially-distanced life: a vaccine. How many times have you heard “X won’t happen again until there’s a vaccine”? Concerts, conferences, festivals, sporting events, weddings, and anything else that entails a lot of people being in […]

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August 12, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Remote Innovation – A Method to use over Zoom

Paul Sloane discusses ways to collaborate remotely over Zoom, drawing on inspiration from the musical duo The Postal Service, in this new article.
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August 11, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

We Were Made for These Times!

What follows is an extraordinary call of the heart by Clarissa Pinkola Estes. Not only is it worth reading, it’s worth reading aloud — so you hear it and feel it as well as see it. Then, you get to decide who you want to share it with — and how. T…

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August 7, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How to Do Remote Ideation Right

Some folks are having a tough time ideating remotely, but if you ask me, in some situations, it works better. I’ve blogged before how, during ideation sessions, its essential to be inclusive of all types of personalities – in the same way, …

August 7, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Atelier Louis Zero: Spot, Play, Go,… Zero!

Louis Zero is a strategic design workshop, and not a digital agency. Strategic design stands for shaping impactful products, services and business models. As a workshop, it’s open to all, from debates and meetings to playground for companies.

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August 7, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Predictable Recipe Of Branding

From an interview/podcast I just made with the great Chiara Covone on Marketing & Branding. Great discussion. Today we are going to talk about brands, brands from today and tomorrow. You worked with many well known brands over the years, in very different industries. What do you think all successful brands have in common? I …

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August 7, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What Is An Innovation Sprint And Why You Might Need One?

Innovation Sprints are a really hot topic right now and for good reason. Some of the biggest companies in the world are using them to build the products we know and love.

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August 7, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

The Future of Leadership Development Consulting is Here: a New Job is Emerging

The true basis of leadership is built upon a model generated by an X and Y axis. One side is the concept of leadership that creates change through a process-oriented approach, and the other as more of a relationship-oriented one.
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August 6, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Those Who Trust Us, Educate Us

“Those who trust us, educate us.” – George Eliot

NOTE: What follows is a guest post from Mohammed Azim, Secondary School Head of English, Teacher, and Coach at Al Siraat College, in Epping, Australia. Mohammed is one of 33 teachers and staff membe…

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August 4, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Mind Maps

Customer Success is a newer discipline in the world of insurance. But while the term is new, the concept isnot; in fact, it is largely an aspirational even somewhat elusive nirvana. It’s even more important in theworld we live in today where, to quote the ECONOMIST: we are now facing “a new world disorder” andwe …

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August 4, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How internal innovators win the game

22 out of the 30 most transformative innovations were conceived by employees. Kaihan Krippendorf explains why internal innovators are so essential for corporate growth, and how they can win out on the innovation path.

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August 4, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Debunking Myths to Drive Growth

Some people believe that the most innovative companies create customer demand with breakthrough new offerings. They say things like, “Nobody knew they needed an iPhone until Apple created it. Apple created needs that people didn’t even know they had.” Hence, if you want to be an innovation leader, strive to create customer needs. This may sound good, but it’s a misbelief …

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August 4, 2020 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Airships Are No Longer a Relic of the Past; You Could Ride in One by 2023

As concern over climate change and rising temperatures grows, the airline industry is taking heat (pun intended). Flying accounts for 2.5 percent of global carbon dioxide emissions; that’s lower than car travel and maritime shipping, but still a chunk worth acknowledging. In some parts of the world people have started “flight-shaming,” that is, giving up […]

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