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From Brand to Brand New: How to Re-Create Your Brand Back in the day Dodge meant sporty and Chrysler meant sophisticated. Read More
The Low-Risk Way to Design Breakthrough Products The fastest way to build something is to deconstruct it. Read More
Can the “Commies” Innovate? The headlines about the economic fortunes of the 1% and the associated political maneuvering to influence and manipulate our world view are disturbingly reminiscent of those in the early-twentieth century when mega-corporations called “trusts” ruled the day. Read More
Innovation: There Is No Final Destination Innovations don’t stay innovations. Read More
Innovation: Making the Unknown Known In his magnum opus Critique of Pure Reason, the philosopher Immanuel Kant builds a bridge between what is known, what is unknown and what is unknowable. Read More
Omphaloskepsis aka Contemplating Your Own Navel Help! The personal development section of my favorite bookstore is expanding faster than the universe. Read More
Complexity First; Simplicity Last Simplicity is the new thing. Quality is so over and innovation is fading into everythingness. Read More
Trying to Create Tomorrow’s Company with Yesterday’s Rules and Tools: Part 2 – The New Rules and Tools Last time we explored why Millennials won’t use the old Boomer innovation methods. Read More
Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 5) Intuitive Creativity: This final and most challenging level of creativity has often been promoted to the realm of spiritual and wisdom traditions. Read More
Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 4) Narratological Creativity: Have you ever heard a child try to get its story straight? Read More
Mastering the Five Levels of Creativity (Part 2) Bisociative Creativity: Bisociative is a term coined by the controversial novelist Arthur Koestler in his celebrated bookThe Act of Creation to describe how our conscious mind, when relaxed, can connect rational with intuitive thoughts to produce eureka moments. Read More
Doing the Creative Work the Company Can’t: Part 3 – How You Innovate is What You Innovate “One cannot alter a condition with the same mindset that created it in the first place.” Albert Einstein Innovation poses two enormous problems for most leaders given the way they are trained to think. Read More