The Innovation Song

The Innovation Song you ask? That's right...The above video contains a song performed by a Stanford student which was submitted for his final project for a class entitled: "Innovation and Implementation in Complex Organizations." The song was intended as a tribute to Gordon MacKenzie's "Orbiting the Giant Hairball," a book which puts forth some thoughts on how organizations can better address…

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Measuring Innovation

Measuring innovation is where the rubber meets the road. While it's very easy to wax eloquent about innovation, I've found that for most companies, measuring innovation is quite a tall order. Moreover, even for those organizations that do measure innovation, are they measuring the right metrics, for the right reasons? I've authored many posts on the topic of innovation, and have lectured often on…

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Innovation Management

Much has been written about the importance of innovation but there is very little information in circulation about how to actually stimulate innovation. While most executives and entrepreneurs have come to accept the concept of innovation management as a legitimate business practice in theory, I have found very few organizations that have effectively integrated innovation as a core discipline and…

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