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How to Innovate in the Consumer Goods Industry

Every industry has its peculiarities when it comes to innovation. Developing a new aircraft requires a different approach than a new consumer good (Ulrich & Eppinger, 2012, p.20). 658 more words


Always Ask "Should We" Not "Could We"

Desirability, Viability, Feasibility; the core tenets of Design Thinking, and oh, how the order matters!

Every day, I work with engineers who are itching to build solutions to solve the problems they see. 662 more words


Investing in Innovation Is NOT About Ideas

My previous post introduced the Understand Statement: a tightly compact way to explain why your organization should do what you’re proposing it should. However, in many companies, the support often times goes to the most dynamic presenter with what sounds like a very compelling idea. 301 more words


The Best Way to Move From Understand to Ideation

My previous post was about the A.R.T. of Understanding.  In this post, we’ll explore an effective way to move from the Understand Stage of the innovation process to the Ideation Stage. 242 more words

A.R.T. of Innovation

For many companies, the first stage of the innovation process is the least understood and few of us practice it with any discipline.  If you are thinking of establishing an innovation process for your organization, or it’s a relatively new activity, the first step is critical: make sure everyone understands how to apply the Understand Stage. 520 more words


How to Innovate In Complex Environment?

Design Thinking?

Till this time, every person must have heard of the problems of design thinking and it is in larger debate that whether it is outdated or not. 291 more words

Five Innovation Lessons from 3M

3M is an iconic innovative company. Although mostly known for “sticky and scratchy things” (post-its and sandpaper), 3M have over 55,000 products, releasing 25 new products per week and over 3700 global patents granted in 2016. 737 more words