Trend Watch – Creativity Scores Headed Downward for U.S. #innovation

Have you ever thought about whether creativity could be measured?  It seems that in 1958 E. Paul Torrance designed a series of creativity tasks to measure creativity.  He administered his test to 400 children in Minneapolis.  I would question how accurate this creativity index would be in predicting creativity for adults.  I read a recent Newsweek […]

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Create Innovative Choices For Your Future with Divergent Thinking!

I am reading Tim Brown’s book, Change by Design, How Design Thinking Transforms Organizations and Inspires Innovation.  IDEO is ranked among the ten most innovative companies in the world.  Tim is the CEO of IDEO.  I was intrigued by the concepts of divergent and convergent thinking.  To experience design thinking, you must understand the difference […]

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Designing an Innovative Community Exclusively for OD Using Creativity and Imagination!

Imagine a world where organization development practitioners can access a global platform and find the tools they need to be effective and to maximize an organization’s performance. Imagine a place where you could develop your own creativity and leverage this new found knowledge with clients in your OD consulting practice. Imagine an innovative virtual community […]

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Thank you Sabrina Gibson, Creative Connie Went From Novice to Professional Guest Blogger at Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Within Six Months!

When I first began blogging I had no idea that my journey would take me to Amsterdam within six months as a guest blogger for the Front End of Innovation Europe 2010, an event sponsored by the (IIR) International Institute of Research. Although I had vast experience selling emerging technologies and I represented internationally renowned […]

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Balancing four portfolio elements produces successful product launch #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: Portfolio Planning Dos and Don’t: How to Launch a Successful Product Speaker: Anthony Reese: Former Director, Mobile & Entertainment Portfolio Planning, PLANTRONICS Launching a successful product depends on the way you structure your portfolio. Anthony Reese managed […]

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Here is an IDEA! Inspire, discover, evaluate, and act to drive innovation #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: Idea: A Framework for Driving Innovation Throughout Your Organization Speaker: Daryl Dunbar: SVP of Innovation, REED ELSEVIER Daryl Dunbar built out an innovation team and created an IDEA methodology. His background includes experiences at British Telecom. IDEA […]

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HILTI passionately creates enthusiastic customers to build a better future! #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Speaker: Dr. Andreas Bong, Senior Vice President, HILTI Topic: Customer Orientation Throughout the Innovation Process The focus is on the front end of innovation. Agenda: • HILTI • Innovation management • Customer integration o Fuzzy front end o […]

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Developing Vision 2050, Front End of Innovation forms Innovative Think Tank #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: Part 2: Innovation Think Tank – Develop a Vision for the year 2050 Led by: Per Sandberg, Managing Director, WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT After listening to Part 1: Using WBCSD’s Vision2050 of a Sustainable World […]

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In Vision 2050, sustainability is the key driver for innovation #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: Part 1: Using WBCSD’s Vision2050 of a Sustainable World to Drive Corporate Innovation Speaker: Per Sandberg: Managing Director, WORLD BUSINESS COUNCIL FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT Per Sandberg posed this question, “What innovation does the world need?” Vision 2025 […]

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Power Your Way to Innovation with an Electric Toothbrush! #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger Organizer IIR LIVE Front End of Innovation Europe 2010 Topic: The Invention Environment and its Difficulties Speaker: Peter Hilfinger: Inventor of the Powered Toothbrush & former R&D Director, BRAUN/ORAL B Peter Hilfinger invented the electric toothbrush; he was the leader of the team. He outlined the conditions […]

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