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The Six Hottest Innovation Trends according to Robert Tucker


  On the eve the Front End of Innovation Conference in Boston, Robert and I discussed what’s trending now in innovation. Robert B. Tucker is a popular innovation speaker and consultant. Since 1986, with the publication of Winning the Innovation Game, he has coached and advised managers, executives, and entire teams at organizations ranging from IBM to the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory to SAP.…

How was the d.school formed? How did it grow from being in a trailer to reaching world fame? And what role does cross-fertilization play in coming up with innovations? These are some of the questions that came to my mind when I met with Justin Ferrel, a Fellowship Director at Standford’s d.school.

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Product innovation doesn’t create a sustainable competitive advantage


Theodore Levitt, a professor at Harvard Business School, once said in 1962: “people don’t want a quarter inch drill, they want a quarter inch hole”. In other words, if you’re trying to innovate you could do one of 2 things : you could study the quarter inch drill and wonder: “how can I make a better quarter inch drill?” This leads product-centric innovation you could…

Tony thinks about innovation in a very simple way: « it’s a process of coming up with solutions that satisfy customer needs. »   There are two ways to address the innovation process 1/ come up with solutions and see if they address needs 2/ come up with needs and then create a solution that addresses needs

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How to succeed at technology push innovation ?


Pushing technologies onto the market is often derided by innovators. They are countless technologies that have never found a market and that turned out to be failed innovations. But, the fact is that there’s : The wrong way of pushing technologies on the market The right way of pushing technologies on the market This is the subject I want to address in this post.