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  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to See the Future First
    One of the biggest challenges innovators face is to truly understand the market opportunity space before they start creating a strategy and well in advance of product development. Since we can't see the future, we need to gain some real...
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    NASA contributions to the world continue beyond space exploration and research
    NASA’s contributions to the world include much more than space travel. With announcements on Jan. 26, 2015 that the space agency will oversee and certify private company space travel, NASA will focus more research, experience and investment...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Develop the Next Generation of Innovators: Stop Treating Everyone the Sam
    You may have never heard of Joseph Schumpeter, an eccentric Austrian economist who taught at Harvard in the 1930s and 40s. But to those of us who study the strategic and financial dynamics of innovation, he is far more influential than his peers...
  • Innovation Brewing
    Innovation Brewing hops out with creativity and success: A new week, a new beer
    The craft beer industry is filled with thousands of different types of beers. Some brewers create beer that tastes oddly like beer you've drank before at another brewery, but in Sylva, NC, there's only one place that takes serious steps...
  • Product Launch
    How to Launch a New Product in the UK
    Getting a new product onto the market is never an easy task. Not only is it expensive to manufacture new products, but actually marketing a new product is often an uphill battle. People tend to be loyal to their favorite brands and products, and...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    What Are You Willing to Give Up to Get Innovation?
    Most descriptions of innovation end up in overreaching hyperbole: groundbreaking, disruptive, radical. This shouldn't surprise anyone because innovation is basically a type of positive deviance, a form of useful novelty. What separates a new...
  • Daniel Burrus
    3 Potent Secrets to Innovation
    thumbnailI have always maintained that seeing the future is less a matter of imagination, and more one of observation. Being able to gain powerful insights into the game-changing developments that will disrupt your business is an essential skill...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Top Innovations We Should've Seen in 2014
    With everyone else in the year-end spirit of looking back, I'm ready to look forward. Forget smart watches, 3-D printers, and hoverboards--the year's most outstanding innovations were the ones we didn't see. My best-of list is a wish...
  • Early adopters and brand advocates are waiting for you
    How to generate more early adopters and brand advocates in the new social world
    The best business growth today is about "farming" early adopters and brand advocates. As long as a product or service upholds its brand promise, early adopters will respect its value. Truly innovative products that require a strong and...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    The Upside of Discovering Your Incompetencies
    How well do you know yourself? Do you know your weaknesses as well as you know your strengths? Having deep self-awareness about your own shortcomings isn't just important when working collaboratively in any organization--it's essential....
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Need to Get Creative? How to Create an Idea Space
    Where you work is how you think. Your immediate surroundings determine your mindset, the way you generate ideas and solve problems. You can't break institutional barriers within the walls of your everyday workspace. If radical change is what...
  • SkyVault
    Solatube International Receives Most Innovative New Product Award from CONNECT
    Solatube International, the worldwide leader in daylighting systems, today announced that its SkyVault Series received the Most Innovative New Product (MIP) Award at the 2014 CONNECT MIP Awards that took place at an awards ceremony on Dec. 4. In...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Do More With Less
    Innovation is not an event. It's a long process that depends on incremental changes along the way. These small adjustments may not seem momentous on their own. Yet in their context, they can be game-changing. Figuring out how to cook a pizza...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Weed Out Projects That Aren't Worth Your Time
    Forget what you've heard about comparing apples to oranges. It's often helpful to put your organization's diverse projects alongside each other and compare them. This is the point of maintaining a portfolio: to treat initiatives like...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    How to Jump-Start Radical Change in Your Company
    When Steve Jobs developed the iPod in 1997, he assembled a diverse group of thinkers with different points of view and areas of expertise. They didn't invent something new. Rather, they brought together disparate technologies that no one had...