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What's the Big Idea? The Monster Engine is one of the best ideas I’ve come across. It’s a book, demonstration, lecture and gallery exhibition created by Dave Devries.
by Colin Raney | 11:21 AM April 9, 2012 If you feel like the pace of competition is increasing, you're right. Tectonic shifts in culture and technology over the past decade have rapidly accelerated change in the market. As a result, business strategy today is less about conceiving and executing a brilliant master plan and more about shaping an organization that can quickly launch and learn from smart innovations. How do you evolve your organization and your strategy regularly and rapidly in order to compete?
Test your workplace creativity skills! © iStockphoto/fpm If the idea of being creative at work makes you think of artistic talent, don't worry! Business creativity is all about finding fresh and innovative solutions to problems, and identifying opportunities to improve the way that we do things. As such, anyone can be creative, just as long as they have the right mindset and use the right tools.
Companies are often taken by surprise and even go out of business when a core market they are serving dramatically declines or disappears–yet nearly all markets do. But companies don’t need to be helpless victims of circumstance.
by Scott Anthony | 12:01 PM March 23, 2012 A workshop attendee asked me this seemingly simple question: "So, what else should I read to learn more about innovation?" It's a hard question to answer because there is so much high-quality material out there. And specific recommendations depend on the specific topic about which you are most curious. But in thinking it through, I did eventually end up with a highly personal list I call " The Masters of Innovation " (which appears in my latest book ).
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The business practice of brainstorming has been around with us so long that it seems like unadorned common sense: If you want a rash of new ideas, you get a group of people in a room, have them shout things out, and make sure not to criticize, because that sort of self-censoring is sure to kill the flow of new thoughts. It wasn’t always so: This entire process was invented by Alex Osborn, one of the founders of BBDO, in the 1940's. It was motivated by Osborn’s own theory of creativity. He thought, quite reasonably, that creativity was both brittle and fickle: In the presence of criticism, it simply couldn’t wring itself free from our own minds.