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An innovation system is not stronger than its weakest link.

Strong links make the whole innovation system strong.

Synergized strong links make the innovation system outstanding.







10 Rules for Building a Great Business

  • Institutionalize innovation... More

10 Commandments of Innovation

Top Barriers to Innovation Success5

The Six Core Elements of the Innovation System1

  1. Leadership & Management provides inspiration, makes key choices, and organizes the development process.

Entrepreneurial Leader: 4 Specific Attributes

  1. Strategic Alignment links innovation strategy with corporate vision,  goals, strategy, and objectives.

  2. Innovation Process defines who does what, when it should occur, and how to do it.

  3. Organization & People channel resources, define norms, provide infrastructure, drive innovation.

  4. Metrics provide the guidance and control system for innovation.

  5. Corporate Culture determines how the above elements behave and interact with each other.


10 Ways To Murder Creativity

  • Ask for a 200-page document to justify every new idea... More

Innovation Quotes

  • To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines. ~ Steve Jobs... More

Inspirational Business Plan

Successful Innovation

Innovation Management Team: "Innovation is not the product of logical thought, although the result is tied to logical structure." Albert Einstein... More

Leadership-Management Synergy

Leaders: Lead improvisation. Managers: Provide structure.

Resulting synergy: Jazz of Innovation... More

5 Strategies for Creating a Culture for Innovation

Six Organizational Models that Support Innovation

  1. Innovation Project Team

  2. Expert Network... More

Developing The Fast-Paced Flexible Culture

By: Michael Dell

  • Set a Common Goal. Mobilize your people around a common goal. Help them feel a part of something genuine, special, and important, and you'll inspire real passion and loyalty... More

Effective Innovation Process

7 Lessons from Silicon Valley Firms

  1. Seed new knowledge about innovation, including reinventing the innovation process itself...  More

7 Dimensions of Strategic Innovation

  • Organizational Readiness – the ability to take action... More

Systemic Innovation: 7 Areas

Understanding the Innovation System Unlocking the Black Box

The Innovation System1 model synthesizes and defines the core elements of innovation, their behavior and interaction. The power of this good model makes it easier to understand complex issues and dynamics of innovation, separate its elements and examine them is greater depth.

Innovation-friendly Organization

It establishes a framework that helps you to demystify the innovation process and its driving forces, to reveal the unique innovation practices of market champions and understand what makes them so successful and unique.

Strategic Alignment

Everyone in the company can stay aligned with your strategic intent if it is clearly defined... More

Innovation Policies and Infrastructure

Successful Entrepreneurs have consistent policies and a written Business Plan that defines short- and long-term requirements for growth and provides a framework for decisions... More

Managing Innovation vs. Managing Operations

Managing innovation is quite different from managing operations.

Freedom to Fail

Loose-Tight Leadership

Managing uncertainty inherent in innovation requires specific tools and thinking. Innovation is a learning process, the product of which is new applied knowledge. Operations is an established process driven by existing knowledge.1 Operations generate today's value, while innovation creates tomorrow's opportunities. The most important differentiation between operations and innovation is uncertainty... More

The Jazz of Innovation

The improvisation-driven model for innovation project management doesn’t discard structure, just as there is a clear structure to good jazz.

The Jazz of Innovation  Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

In innovation, this structure is created through roadmaps, guiding principles, business processes, systems and organizational charts. Strategic-planning and road-mapping processes cannot guarantee brilliant flashes of creative insight, but they can prepare minds and increase the odds that such flashes occur in real time. Thus structure, as chords do in jazz, serves as a basis for improvisation, experimentations, discoveries and innovation... More

The Jazz of Innovation: 11 Guiding Principles Download PowerPoint presentation, pdf e-book

29 Obstacles To Innovation

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Inspirational Leadership: 10 Roles

Inspirational leaders create an inspiring culture within their organization. They supply a shared vision and inspire people to achieve more than they may ever have dreamed possible. They are able to articulate a shared vision in a way that inspires others to act. They make relentless innovation a religion.

People do what they have to do for a manager, they do their best for an inspirational leader... More

3 Strategies of Market Leaders

Creating a Culture for Innovation

Leadership should ensure that both strategic and tactical decisions around these levers align to (or at least don’t undermine) the organization’s specific growth and innovation goals. Creating new strategic initiatives around organizational design and structure, innovation processes, innovation metrics, and other levers can make a significant difference in shaping the culture, and there are many practical approaches for manipulating each lever... More

Inspiring Corporate Culture

Leadership & Management

Knowledge workers thrive on leadership, but they have an increasingly low tolerance for being managed. New managers should balance motivational leadership, coaching, and sound business management to keep all these independent thinkers pointed in the same direction and working towards the same goal... More

Leadership vs. Management

The Growing Role of the Business Architect

In today's knowledge- and innovation-driven complex economy, business architects are in growing demand.  They are cross-functionally excellent people who can tie several silos of business development expertise together, create synergies, design winning business model and a balanced business system and then lead people who will put their plans into action... More

How To Prevent Innovation (Humorous Tips)

Steve Jobs' 12 Rules of Success

  1. Innovate. Innovation distinguishes a leader from a follower. Delegate, let other top executives do 50% of your routine work to be able to spend 50% your time on the new stuff. Say no to 1,000 things make sure you don't get on the wrong track or try to do too much. Concentrate on really important creations and radical innovation. Hire people who want to make the best things in the world... More

 Case in Point  Canon Production System (CPS)

The Canon Production System (CPS) includes:


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Strategic Alignment...

Strategic Intent...

Corporate Guiding Principles...

Innovation-Adept Culture...

Innovation Process...

Loose-Tight Leadership...

Organization & People...

Relentless Growth Attitude...

Managing Innovation by Cross-functional Teams...

Innovation Metrics...

Motivating Innovative Behavior...

Gain Sharing...

 Case in Point  General Electric (GE)...

 Case in Point  Innovation Management Techniques...

 Case in Point  Silicon Valley Firms...

 Case in Point  Quantum...

  Case in Point  British Petroleum...

 Case in Point  Fun4Biz...



Steve Jobs advice quotes

To turn really interesting ideas and fledgling technologies into a company that can continue to innovate for years, it requires a lot of disciplines.

Steve Jobs




  1. Relentless Growth, Christopher Meyer

  2. Radical Innovation, Harvard Business School

  3. It's not the BIG and eats the SMALL... it's the FAST that eats the SLOW, Jason Jennings and Laurence Haughton

  4. Driving Growth Through Innovation, Robert B. Tucker

  5. Winning New Products and Service Practices Survey, a survey of 200 U.S. companies by Kuczmarski & Associates and Northwestern University's Kellogg Graduate School of Management

  6. Managing New Products, Thomas D. Kuczmarski

  7. The Nature of Innovation: an Exploration, Eileen Clegg, Chuck Sieloff, Patty Zablock, Institute for the Future

  8. Transform Your Business Into an Innovative and Creative Culture, Ten3 NZ Ltd.

  9. Organizing for Innovation: Organizational Models that Support Innovation, InnovationPoint