Igniting Innovation: Tips, Sparks and Ideas for Acting on Innovation

How Can Benjamin Franklin Manage Your Innovation Project?

Posted by Scott Dunkle on Apr 14, 2016 10:00:00 AM

When it comes to Time Management and Decision Making, few thought leaders have come close to longer lasting methods than those of Benjamin Franklin.

The cornerstone of Innovation Engineering, project management bases itself on managing Milestones, Death Threats, and Tasks in order to make decisions and deliver your projects faster. 

Time Management

Many of Franklin’s time management methods can be applied to your own daily improvement of habits, as well as projects using the Innovation Engineering methods. In this article, the author mentions three key elements that are present in Franklin’s methods:

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Topics: innovation, innovation process, innovation pipeline

4 Different Types of Innovation Sessions

Posted by Jesse Bechtold on Mar 8, 2016 10:00:00 AM

I read an article encouraging leaders of organizations to have more ceremonies.  Bring people together and have a ceremony to launch a new product or a new market, ceremonies for reaching a goal or some personal achievements.   Ceremonies energize and build excitement. The author gave the example of Steve Jobs bringing his developers together and, while on stage, ceremoniously burying an effigy of an old version of OS in a casket while the developers cheered and mocked mourning.

Bringing people together also has a powerful impact on your innovation program.  In fact, the most impactful thing you can do to grow the value of your innovation pipelineis to run more sessions.  Each person coming to a session brings stimulus from their varied backgrounds, education and stimulus mining.  A group provides diversity of thinking styles and experiences.  And sessions provide us freedom within a framework to reduce the fear that is naturally part of exploring new ideas.  Stimulus, diversity and reduced fear, the three key variables in great innovation, are all the benefits of a well run innovation session.

We recommend four different types of innovation sessions:

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Topics: Create, innovation, diversity, innovation pipeline

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