Need Some New Ideas?
To stir up some innovative thinking as we enter 2010, take a look at the following articles and posts:
- “The advantage goes to those who can outimagine and outcreate their competitors,” writes Bill Breen in a 2007 Fast Company article, The Business of Design. Breen interviewed Roger Martin, dean of the University of Toronto’s Rotman School of Management. Martin’s book, Opposable Mind: Winning Through Integrative Thinking, came out in 2008.
- More recently on FastCompany.com: The Most Creative People in Business: Top 25 and Eight Ways to Kill an Idea. Don’t Do It! By Cliff Kuang.
- The Decline of Western Innovation on Newsweek.com by Daniel McGinn.
- Can design change the world? An interview on CNN.com with Warren Berger, author of “Glimmer: How Design Can Transform Your Life and Maybe Even the World.”
- How Do Innovators Think? In a question-and-answer session with Harvard Business Reviewcontributing editor Bronwyn Fryer, Professors Jeff Dyer of Brigham Young University and Hal Gregersen of Insead explain how “Innovators’ DNA” works.
- The Innovator’s Vulnerability. Self-confidence, ambition and a thick skin are the obvious characteristics of would-be innovators. Also necessary? A sense of vulnerability, by Saul Kaplan onBusinessWeek.com
- Redesigning Leadership, a Harvard Business column on leadership and design by John Maeda and Becky Bermont of the Rhode Island School of Design.
- Resonance: a short film about getting to the right idea. Continuum strategists how to guide the development of experiences and products that matter to people and keep them coming back for more.
Want to be more innovative? Ask about CCL’s Innovation Leadership Workshop, co-presented with Dan Buchner of Continuum.