Category: Think Future

Hacking Innovation

Do we make innovation more complicated than it has to be? Anyone can bring innovation to their organization and it doesn’t take much time or investment to do it. If you want more innovation in your company, try these 5 things:   1. Hire for creativity. Take a look around your conference table. Everyone may…

The Myth Of The Steady State

There is No Such Thing As A Steady State Anymore In the time I’ve managed projects, as we got through the process of implementation of any kind of program, whether it’s a software implementation, an innovation architecture, or software development, most project managers I know like to end their projects with a mythical land known…

Don’t Count Out Your Lone Innovators

Some Of The Most Disruptive Innovations Are From Lone Inventors I was at an ideation session the other day where we gathered many people from all over the organization to come together and collaboratively develop forward thinking productizable and patentable ideas. This client placed a high value on ideas generated collaboratively (who doesn’t nowadays?), even…

Sometimes, Being Professional Is No Fun

Why So Serious? Maybe You Are Being Too Professional Don’t you feel that sometimes you spend your days mired in jargon-land, forced to act “professional” against your will? If I had a nickel for every time I had to sit through a jargon-laden meeting, or review yet another PowerPoint loaded with “management speak”, I’d be…

Are You Willing To Change?

Doctor: “I’m afraid the patient is terminal. There is a cure, however, it has some serious side effects” Patient: “I’ll take it! What are the side effects?” Doctor: “Well, mainly cultural change. All of those really well-formed hierarchies and communications channels might break down. People might actually talk to each other and there might be…

Do You Fight For The User?

Want To Win? Get On the Side Of The User. Back in 1982, Disney introduced us to TRON, an earnest software program the protagonist Flynn meets when he is digitized and sucked into a computer. The film introduced us to a whole world inside a computer, where software programs would “fight for the user” against…