Trust Your People To Take the Right Path. When you look at your employees, what do you see? Do you see living, thinking, breathing intelligent human beings, with the great capacity to learn new things, take on responsibilities, work autonomously, solve problems on their own… Read More »Give Your People Vision, Responsibility And Freedom
When we as humans encounter something new, it’s normal to compare this new experience to any experience we had in the past. We are creatures of contrast – we can only understand things as compared to other things that we already know about – or… Read More »Look At The Present With The Lens Of The Future, Not With The Lens Of The Past.
The NASA space program was a fantastic source of innovation. Even though it no longer exists in that form, there is no reason not to use the same principles to innovate. Beyond simple moonshot thinking, which focuses on a single specific goal, “Space Program Thinking”… Read More »Beyond Moonshots: Think Space Programs
As human beings, we have been designed to fear change – which is interesting, as all life is change. Aristotle equated time with change – if there is no change, time does not pass. A corollary: if time passes, life changes. To be prepared for… Read More »When Threatened, What Is Your Response?
Like most big companies, you’ve probably run or are currently running, at least one internal innovation program. It might be small workshops, departmental level programs, the rollout of an enterprise idea management tool like Spigit, or something less formal. In our experience, innovation programs are… Read More »Innovation Programs Are Good, Just Not Good Enough.
Everything that we’ve come up with will happen. We just don’t know when. I’ve said before many times that the biggest issue with being a futurist is that you are a lot like a weatherperson – usually right, but at the wrong time. Another corollary… Read More »Timing Is Everything. Get That Right and You Win.
The Most Disruptive Innovation Can Start With Zero Demand We hear a lot about profitability and ROI in my business – some of my clients innovation groups need to continually justify their existence day-in and day-out, since, for some reason, every innovation initiative always seems… Read More »3 Reasons Why Moonshots Make You More Innovative.
Recognizing the future is tough but not impossible. Many people say that predicting the future is hard. It is – there are few of us who can take the myriad signals and drivers of today and successfully map them to a tomorrow which may happen.… Read More »How To Recognize The Future Even When Its Hard.
Your innovation labs existential question: which idea is the billion-dollar idea? The biggest problem I’ve seen companies struggle with, once they have launched an innovation program, is not a low number of ideas. It’s usually the opposite. After possible years of not providing any systematized… Read More »How To Pick Winning Ideas For Your Innovation Lab.
While most people think of “digital twins” as the virtual version of an asset, processor or system that can be used to emulate a real-world object in a virtual world, I personally can’t wait until we have digital twins of ourselves. Like the digital twin… Read More »I Can’t Wait To Meet My Digital Twin!