Developing Creative Competency

Creativity Expert, Alan Black, Ph.D. posed some provocative questions to me, “What are you doing to increase your creative skills, traits, and abilities?  What are the tools you use (mental, physical, emotional, social) to increase your creative thinking?  How do you increase your creative skills?” After some reflection I developed these responses and realized that this […]

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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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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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Management was not invented to innovate! #FEIEUROPE

By Connie Harryman, Applied Concepts Creativity Guest Blogger IIR USA Do you ever wonder if our current business models are serving our need to innovate? One of the keynote speakers at the Front End of Innovation Europe is Josephine Green, Senior Director of Trends and Strategy, Philips Design, Royal Philips Electronics. Her background includes international […]

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