What is Innovation? Part 2

What is Innovation? Part 2

One sure-fire way to take the scare out of innovation is to develop a more sophisticated view of it. Otherwise, it’s way too easy for people to hear the word or the request for greater innovative endeavor and actually perceive you to be actually saying, “You need to...
Urgency Expansion

Urgency Expansion

NeoSparks is a forum for innovation lovers to present and sharpen our ideas around foundations of innovation, processes for innovation, and how to create a culture of innovation. So let’s get to bedrock with seminal thoughts that absolutely must shape the foundation...
The Why Behind the What of Innovation

The Why Behind the What of Innovation

Why do you want to innovate? Your why behind your what is a crucial catalyst. Don’t leave this piece of your personal innovational strategy squishy. You’ve got to ruthlessly ambush ambiguity here. Why? As Aristotle said, “Generalities are a refuge for a weak mind.“...
Demystifying Innovation: Only Jobs?

Demystifying Innovation: Only Jobs?

When was the last time you were in a conversation where you heard something that caused a visceral reaction—where something biochemical happened and you felt a shot of adrenaline hit your gut? Two Springs ago, I was sitting in a discussion group at Harvard Business...
What is innovation?

What is innovation?

in·no·va·tion (/ˌinəˈvāSH(ə)n/)—noun. Conversations about innovation tend to throw sparks. I’ve always thought sparks are pretty stinkin’ cool. I’d be the kid sitting staring at the bonfire as it roman-candled orange-glowing sparks high into the black night sky. But...