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20 Things Good Managers Know About Innovation

People often think that innovation is a black box, but here are 20 things that we know are true about innovation.

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There’s No Innovation Without Uncertainty

Frederick Douglass said “Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground…” He was talking about political reform, but this is also true of innovation as well.

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There Must Be Forty Ways to Innovate

Here’s a list of forty different ways that we can innovate. When we start to combine them, we can come with thousands of potential ways to structure our innovation process. Innovating the way we innovate is a huge opportunity.

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What is Innovation?

People often think it’s weird when they hear that I study innovation – even people in very innovative jobs.  The biggest reason for this is mistaking invention for innovation.  If you do this, then studying innovation makes no sense at all – what can you learn about the flash of insight, the stroke of genius, […]

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