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  • science fiction

    What Science Fiction Books Does A Futurist Read?

    Science Fiction Authors Are Some Of The Best Futurists Interesting list, but I’d argue that some of the older stuff that he has on here is not longer that interesting when it…

  • innovation blind spots

    Watch Out For Innovation Blind Spots

    Do You Have Innovation Blind Spots? In my experience the definition of the word “innovative” is extremely fluid, depending on the organization. For some, innovative means a small change to an existing…

  • processed

    Unprocessed Ideas Can Be Tastier

    Delicious Ideas May Not Need To Be Processed Following up on my post yesterday on the processing of internal ideas, like organic food, which has has as little processing as possible, organic…

  • iteration

    How Iteration-itis Kills Good Ideas

    Does That Idea Really Need Another Iteration? While this particular example is about how an idea needs to get “processed” before it goes to an innovation council, the concept of iteration-itis has killed…

  • futurist

    What Kind Of Futurist Are You?

    If You Are A Futurist, You Should Want To Affect The Future I was at a job interview a while back and the interviewer noticed that I had “futurist” on my social…

  • dangerous

    Innovation Is Dangerous

    If Your Innovation Group Doesn’t Feel Dangerous, Maybe It Needs To Step Up One of the interesting things about corporate innovation departments is that if they are doing their jobs correctly, then…

  • Is The Crowd Always Right?

    Use The Power Of The Crowd So, I was at a meeting the other day where we were presenting various crowdsourced applications for getting product ideas from customers. We presented some companies…

  • Goodbye Closed, Hello Open

    Open Is Always Better Than Closed. It’s been over 10 years, but its finally time to say goodbye. I’ve had a Yahoo! Mail account for what it feels like forever. I liked…

  • The future is here

    The future is here now, all we need to do is embrace it.  Not even a year ago would I have thought that I would be writing this post from a phone…

  • Do Non-Serial Inventors Really Exist?

    Can You Really Just Invent Once? Isn’t Everyone A Serial Inventor? I watched Flash Of Genius last night: it’s the story of inventor Robert Kearns, the man who invented the intermittent wiper,…