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New Video: : How to Improve Your Brainstorming Session

Jeff takes you through the 4Fs that will improve your brainstorming session.

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new Next Idea podcast: Today’s Open Source Movement Takes Cue from Ben Franklin

Open source innovation has not only revolutionized the software and biotech industries — it’s completely changed the way we think about creativity.

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new Inc. article: Innovating Innovatio Strategy: Part 3

Push and pull strategies fall short when it comes to meeting the demands of innovation. Here are three approaches to effectively confront the unique obstacles.

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Indie Book: National Indie Excellence Awards Announces 2015 Finalists

Making Stone Soup: How to Jumpstart Innovation Teams, by Jeff DeGraff, is a 2015 National Indie Book Award Finalist.Jeff DeGraff’s Making Stone Soup: How to Jumpstart Innovation Teams is a finalist in the 2015 National Indie Book Awards. Check-out the Business-General category.

Making Stone Soup: How to Jumpstart Innovation Teams is available in a print or an electronic edition at Amazon.com.

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Jeff's Blog Update


Innovating Innovation Strategy: Part 2

[In last week’s part-one installment of this three-part article, I highlighted all the things that make innovation so radically different from all other forms of value creation. The strategies we normally bring to organizational growth aren’t enough when it comes to innovation. We need a new strategy to help us go into Read more »

Recreating Your Company

Recreating Your Company [Infographic]

It’s an old story–a new company with a new product and a new way of looking at things dislodges established business that can’t keep up. A few years later, this same company that so nimbly entered the market stops growing and starts falling prey to new competitors. Why is sustained Read more »

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How To Create A Creative Leader

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My Interview With The Second Stage

An important element of a great business many overlook is assembling a diverse advisory board, committed to developing your organization and exchanging knowledge. The right people bring innovative ideas, create opportunities and help a company move forward faster toward its stated objectives (or ones they didn’t even think possible). In Read more »

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The Greatest Innovations Are the Ones You Don’t See

Cool, shiny, sleek: these are the qualities we associate with top-shelf innovations. That’s because we’re constantly confronted with magazine and Internet lists of the most innovative companies that are essentially just beauty contests. At the top of all these shimmering lists are blustery bands and glitzy gadgets and chic designers. Read more »

Latest Work


Jeff spoke to and has been working with a Google team in Ann Arbor, who won a company-wide competition.


Jeff leads another session of the Technology Leaders Development Course for General Electric. The best companies see the benefit of development, training and innovation for all employees.


Jeff presented the strategic role Supply Chain Management plays in innovative business growth, at Kinexions 2015; How Supply Chains Win.

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Making Stone Soup


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