September 30, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

What Is Innovation Strategy?

Innovating doesn’t just happen when inspiration strikes. In order to ensure forward progress, a business has to create a structure that stimulates innovation regularly. This structure will determine the rate and efficacy of overall innovation and is co…

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September 29, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Introducing for the first time in the world the “Smart Shower Clamp”

As send to a manufacturer of shower heads:

Good day, my name is Diego Singer

I have developed a prototype shower head combination that is the missing link in between your Rainshower SmartActive, Grohe Rainshower Cosmopolitan 160 Head shower 4 sprays….

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September 29, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Introducing for the first time in the world the “Smart Shower Clamp”

As send to a manufacturer of shower heads:

Good day, my name is Diego Singer

I have developed a prototype shower head combination that is the missing link in between your Rainshower SmartActive, Grohe Rainshower Cosmopolitan 160 Head shower 4 sprays….

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September 27, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

88% of managers do not believe their teams are productive working remotely

A new survey of 20,000 by Microsoft shows how little trust most managers have in their teams. When asked “Do you feel productive when you work remotely?”, 87% of workers said they felt as productive or more productive working remotely than in the office. Yet when managers were asked “Do you have confidence that your […]

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September 26, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Work Environment Post-COVID

As we begin to welcome more people back to the work environment, we find that many work environments are not designed to support casual conversations, collaboration, or brainstorming. In fact, most work environments do not support innovative work methods at all. Many traditional office buildings make extensive use of cubicles or offices which may be

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September 25, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Does The Past Still Exist?

In The Langoliers by Stephen King, a plane flies through a strange wave of light and ends up landing at a deserted airport. Suddenly, strange creatures start consuming everything, including the ground. They surmise that they have somehow flown just sli…

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September 23, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Potemkin villages and faking innovation

Sometimes, innovation teams will attempt to show fake success in order to hide their real struggles. Have you ever heard of a Potemkin village? According to historical stories, in 1787 Prince Grigory Aleksandrovich Potemkin-Tauricheski of Russia was tasked with settling more Russians into the land of Crimea, which at that time had just been annexed […]

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September 19, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

25 Simple Ways to Free Up Your Innate Creativity

Most people agree that creativity is a good thing. Accordingly, they want to know how they can become more creative. Makes sense, right? The question, however, is a tricky one, not unlike asking “How can I have a good marriage?” or “How can I become a…

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September 18, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Its Not Tetris: Hire The Best People In the Present Of Work

You’ve probably been denied a job due to “fit” – as in, you are not the right fit for the role or the right fit for the organization. But what exactly does that mean? We are in the middle of a hiring crisis. For many possible re…

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September 15, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Todd Henry: Developing a Daily Creative practice – Idea to Value Podcast S7E163

In today’s episode of the Idea to Value podcast, we speak again with author Todd Henry about his new book Daily Creative. By the time this podcast launches, the book has already been #1 on Amazon, so congratulations Todd. You may remember Todd from the previous podcast interview where we talked about the Motivation Code. Today […]

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September 13, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

CNC Machining: 6 Tips to Effectively Reduce CNC Machining Costs

In order to make the parts have better cutting structure and manufacturability in cnc machining, the following principles should be considered in the structural design. The longer the time required for cnc machining parts, the higher the cost. Derived…

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September 11, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

You Need To Experiment Like Crazy To Innovate

Your innovation laboratories’ existential question: which concept has the potential to be worth a billion dollars? After implementing an innovation program, the most significant challenge that I’ve seen businesses face, in my experience, is…

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September 8, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Artist wins Art Fair using painting created using A.I. image generator

It was inevitable. Not long after new Artificial Intelligence software began producing images based on users’ text input, someone has now used it to win an art prize. Digital Artist James Allen recently won First Place at the Colorado State Fair digital art category, with this painting titled Théåtre D’opéra Spatial. Théåtre D’opéra Spatial, […]

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September 4, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Sometimes, flat hierarchies can hurt innovation in Start-ups

It is common to hear Start-ups talk about the desire to keep hierarchies “flat”. This means they do not want multiple layers of management, bureaucracy and red tape getting in the way of people actually doing their most innovative work. Instead, in a flat organisation everyone is more or less on the same level and […]

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September 4, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

Minimum Viability Eats The World

Awhile back, one of my leading posts was Agile Is Eating The World, where I riff of of Andressen’s quote Software Is Eating The World. In that post, I talk about how agile project management, typically used for software engineering, is not only g…

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September 1, 2022 | by Chris Kalaboukis

How your mental filter may be making you less creative

When it comes to getting creative work done, sometimes your brain needs to shut out external information in order to focus. This is especially true for information which your brain previously noticed but deemed unimportant, and so begins to ignore. Examples of this include you not seeing the outline of your nose in front of […]

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