Tag Archives: Best Practices

Do “skunkworks” create corporate silos?

I just read an interesting article by John Winsor, a contributor to Forbes.com.  The title of the article is Don’t Put The Word ‘Innovation’ On Business Cards. Here’s the link to the article. SUMMARY: The idea of the article – … Continue reading

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Tinkering is good; but it is not necessarily innovation

Bruce Kasanoff (from Opportunity Shaper, Now Possible) just wrote a blog article called, “Why Tinkering Around is the Key to Success” It’s on linkedin. He starts the article this way, “Here is a quick way to judge whether your company … Continue reading

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Innovator’s View of Best Practices #5

PART FIVE IN A SERIES – Innovate Innovate means: develop more ideal solutions, apply them intelligently, and adapt continuously. We are pretty far along in the series, so let’s insert a very quick summary. As a human and / or an organization … Continue reading

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Innovator’s View of Best Practices 4

PART FOUR IN A SERIES – Important Points about Best Practices As we said previously: Best Practices are solutions that have worked in the past and represent old knowledge. Best Practices have a context for success. If you are looking to best … Continue reading

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Innovator’s View of Best Practices 3

PART THREE IN A SERIES – The 2nd of Three Survival Tools Previously, we mentioned that both humans and organizations have three main survival tools. The first was, Be Relevant. The second is, Be Efficient (Do what has worked before). After you determine … Continue reading

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No One Promised You Fair

“No one promised you fair,” Mom would always quip when some unearned indignity had been visited upon me in my callow youth. I thought her quite unsympathetic. Her words of wisdom, however, stayed with me my entire life. So what … Continue reading

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Innovator’s View of Best Practices 2

PART TWO IN A SERIES – Be Relevant Relevance is achieved when we add value. Now this is so important, it needs to be fully understood and digested. We are relevant only when we add value. When we stop adding … Continue reading

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Innovator’s View of Best Practices 1

PART ONE IN A SERIES – Let’s start with the basics. Survival is a human’s main motivating force. Note: Survival is an organization’s main motivating force, too. Like humans, organizations do what they must do to survive. Because humans are … Continue reading

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