Date: September 17, 2013

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Innovation is Not Found in Ruts

How much exploring do you do? As in, really do? On the way to or from your usual destinations, do you ever vary the route? Or, is the route a rut with high sides that you do not look beyond?

Just like many of you, I too fall prey to getting stuck in ruts at times. Perhaps less so now than at other points in my life, but it does happen. Even when we vary our path, we have our favorite little ‘excursions’ we take that, themselves, are simply more ruts. Just not as deep. Reflecting on this I want to encourage you to get out of your ruts. Explore. Truly explore. Do something you would never do as part of a routine.

Date: November 9, 2012

Author: JT

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Have You Thought About Innovation Recently?

2007. That’s the year touch interfaces rocked the world and turned how we seriously thought about computer interfaces upside down. It was the year the iPhone debuted. It was the epitome of new, of innovation.

It is easier to find things ‘called’ innovative now, than actually innovative. Here, we take a look at the abuse with a touch of humor.

Sticking to Your Knitting is Not Competitive

As we’re all aware, in today’s world simply sticking to your knitting is tantamount to a slow fall backward. Sticking to your knitting, may be viewed as staying the course and following a prescribed strategy. Yet I think ‘sticking to your knitting’ is in the process of being, well, redefined.

As I read through a number of articles and commentary this week, all coincidental in their timing, the notion of strategic development through experimentation came across loud and clear. …and it’s not just single-point success.

Date: May 4, 2012

Author: JT

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What I’ve Read Lately: The Innovative Team

“The Innovative Team,” studies the challenges limiting teams’ ability to be as creative, as innovative, as they truly can be.

Perhaps foremost a book on communication, it is one that will remain on my shelf for a future re-read when facing team creativity challenges in the future.