Innovation Needed? … Create Valuable Ideas

February 23, 2010

In my work I have found that there really is one principal barrier to idea creation, innovation, and problem solving. It’s not budget, lack of upper management support, lack of an innovation framework, or time for free thinking.

The barrier? Your people lack the tools for creating Valuable Ideas under the severe resource constraints and high demands of this economy.

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Avoiding and Solving the Innovator’s Dilemma

January 18, 2010

The innovator’s dilemma is a situation under which industry leading companies either fail to see or are unable to successfully respond to technological innovations that ultimately disrupt their market. The dilemma occurs when well managed, customer focused companies fail to adopt new products and services that address some, not all, of the same customer needs as their existing products, but at lower prices.

The Ideative Process forms a potent antidote to the Innovator’s Dilemma by giving the Ideative person the insight into the potential Disruptor’s world and the vision to see the Disruptor’s opportunities relative to their own solutions.

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Teach your customers well

November 29, 2009

Whether you are running a multi-million dollar advertising campaign, designing customer interfaces, or managing accounts payable, you are a teacher. Your job is to teach your customers and potential customers, your audience, about why they need to buy your product or support your proposal, and how they can get the most from what you are selling.

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Learning throughout life stimulates your Ideative growth

October 30, 2009

Aging changes the way you learn but doesn’t hinder your ability to learn. You can take advantage of theses changes in the way you learn and therefore learn as well as, perhaps better than you did in your youth.

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The top 25 most Ideative albums in music

October 14, 2009

Today, I want to offer for your comment, the 25 most Ideative albums in music.

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Leonardo Da Vinci; Ideative genius

October 5, 2009

Leonardo Da Vinci was one of the most Ideative people in history. He is often referred to in terms like polymath, the most diversely talented person ever to have lived, insatiably curious, and the ultimate Renaissance man. Da Vinci was a painter, engineer, inventor, mathematician, human antamist, botanist, scupturer, architect, planner, geographer, scientist, astronmer and I am probably leaving something out.

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How did so many musicians find greatness in Robert Johnson

September 22, 2009

What is more interesting and very Ideative is to listen to some of Johnson’s music and try to imagine how the great musicians listed above found the ability to transition his music into some of their greatest work.

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Yes, your office or cubicle can be Ideative

September 14, 2009

You would think that the office and the cubicle environment would be very un-Ideative. It could be, if we let it. Instead, with a few toys, internet access, and occasional breaks in our work day we can make our workspaces into portal for expanding our Experience and Knowledge.

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Music is Vividly Ideative

September 7, 2009

Music is the most Vivid of Ideative experiences you can have. Just sitting back and listening to music engages brain structures involved in perception, performance, and cognition. And listening is fun.

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Welcome to The Ideative Process blog

August 31, 2009

If you’re new here, you may want to subscribe to my RSS feed. Thanks for visiting!Welcome to the first of the weekly Ideative Process blogs. The Ideative Process will enable anyone and everyone to proactively develop innovative, realistic, and valuable ideas.  The Process is based on the unique Experiences and Knowledge each person accumulates throughout […]

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