3 Ways to Systematically Come Up with Breakthrough Ideas

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Every organisation and every leader that you talk to today, wants to build a culture of innovation and a breakthrough product as soon as possible. However, if we look closely, there are three ways to come up with an idea that has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation: Imagination Insights Challenging current assumptions Lets talk about all the three in a bit more detail. Imagination:  This is probably the way all of us think that we will come across an idea that truly has the potential to become a breakthrough innovation. This is exactly how Einstein developed his theory […]

To Be on the Safe Side

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More creative ideas and innovations have been killed by these six words than by anything else. There have been enough studies that have shown that as humans, we are more loss averse than we are open to gains. So, if we truly want creativity to thrive in our organizations, we need to find a way to circumvent this strong human tendency. Some ideas on how to accomplish this are: Set Clear expectation when defining the problem statement about what you wish to accomplish. If you are looking at coming up with a breakthrough idea, make it clear that it is […]

PBTO12: Making Breakthrough Innovations Happen with @PorusMunshi

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http://traffic.libsyn.com/pushingbeyondtheobvious/12_PBTO12__Making_Breakthrough_Innovations_Happen_with_PorusMunshi.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | Email | RSSWho is on the show today: In today’s episode, we have Porus Munshi, author of the best selling book “Making Breakthrough Innovations Happen”. Why is he on the show I have worked with Porus on an innovation project and from experience know that he is a great coach and has the uncanny ability to guide the teams to achieve their goals without any compromises. His understanding of the breakthrough or leapfrog innovation process is very deep and I have learnt a lot in every conversation that i […]

Reframing Failure as Iteration Fosters More Innovation

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One of the biggest hurdles in fostering a culture of innovation in an organization is the fear of failure.  This is one of the most critical aspects of a culture. The fear of failure creates a lot of additional hurdles in the innovation process.  No Breakthrough Innovation: The biggest impact on the innovation process that the fear of failure can have is that this almost ensures that there will be no breakthrough innovation coming out of the innovation process. Any breakthrough innovation requires at some stage for the team to decide to follow an insight/idea that is unconventional or against […]