Is your finger on the pulse of your industry's innovation?

August 09, 2018
There’s a seismic shift underway in the nature of innovation management. All the momentum that was once with the wealthiest, most resource-rich enterprises has changed hands; it’s now at the command of organizations that pay the closest attention to externally originating innovation opportunities. Read More

Innovation as a process: Why crowdsourcing ideas isn’t enough

July 17, 2018
Crowdsourcing isn’t new as an innovation technique. We can find large-scale examples of it going as far back as the 1700s, like when the British government offered more than $26,000 to whoever could figure out how to determine longitude at sea. It’s the way we go about crowdsourcing that has... Read More

Everyone Is a Tech Scout, Including You

September 30, 2016
Technology scouting remains vital for the innovation of organizations, yet you do not consider yourself to be a tech scout. Maybe you should. Although it may not be in your job title, tech scouting is most likely embedded in your job description. Even though there are few dedicated tech scouts,... Read More

You’ve Probably Forgotten Your Best Innovation

August 05, 2015
  “You Need an Innovation Strategy” is the title of a recent article in the Harvard Business Review; it is also a statement of fact. An organization without one is, as author Gary Pisano notes, a “grab bag of much-touted best practices” that will only become successful through sheer luck. Pisano... Read More

What is Agile Technology Scouting?

July 28, 2015
Innovation is rarely the result of a single eureka moment. In fact, the vast majority of disruptive technologies enter the market after being adapted from another industry, discipline, or use. The commingling of ideas, and the rate at which companies can adopt external sources of information, has... Read More

3 Keys to Effective Technology Scouting

April 28, 2015
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