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  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation Starts in the Belly of the Beast
    In the Biblical parable, God commands Jonah to make a journey to a foreign land and preach against the wicked. Instead Jonah sets sail in the opposite direction believing that the unrighteous were unworthy of salvation. The almighty raises a storm...
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Critics Make the Best Innovation Evangelists
    Smart people can make bad innovators. The brilliant thinkers at the top of their field are often the individuals least willing to take the risks required to implement deep change. Innovation is a highly iterative process based on trial and error....
  • Jeff DeGraff
    Innovation in Higher Education: Here We Go Again
    According the Chronicle of Higher Education and National Public Radio, competency based education is the new thing. Actually, it’s the old thing. Vocational education, once the main road to middle class prosperity in America, has returned...
  • Interview continues as Mark Randall discusses Kickbox open source launch
    Interview continues as Mark Randall discusses Kickbox open source launch
    This interview with Adobe VP of Creativity and Kickbox inventor Mark Randall continues from part one.Having successfully implemented the Kickbox innovation process internally, Adobe is now open sourcing this product on February 9, 2015 to provide...
  • Adobe VP of Creativity Mark Randall interviews on Kickbox innovation process
    Adobe VP of Creativity Mark Randall interviews on Kickbox innovation process
    Adobe’s Kickbox, an inventive new process for innovation, launches as an open source product February 9, 2015. Inside Adobe, the Kickbox program empowers employees to become innovators. Starting today, at Kickbox.Adobe.com, Adobe is sharing...
  • Adobe Kickbox
    Adobe makes its ‘Kickbox’ innovation process available for free
    Adobe Systems, Inc. announced today that it is making its “Kickbox” innovation process available for free to help individuals and organizations everywhere be more innovative. Kickbox is a process and toolkit that has been used...
  • Why Courage is More Important Than Creativity
    Why Courage Is More Important Than Creativity
    A crisis is the perfect start to your revolution. When an organization is at its most vulnerable point, it is also most poised to rebuild itself. At these seemingly disastrous moments, the risks and rewards normally associated with innovation are...
  • 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...