Monthly Archives: April 2007

Quote – Kleinfeld on Innovation

“You can only win the ‘war’ with ideas, not with spending cuts” – Klaus Kleinfeld, President and CEO, Siemens AG(Source: IBM Global CEO Study 2006)?

Event Announcement – Idea Management Systems

I’m going to be giving a presentation on Idea Management Systems for the Australian Computer Society, as part of the ACS “Creativity and Innovation in ICT” series, entitled “The Idea Funnel and Innovation Management Systems”. The talk is in Canberra on Tuesday May 1st, at: The Southern Cross Club,(Orion Room),Corinna Street,Woden from 6PM. If you…

A Different Box of Tools

Richard Feynman was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his “fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles.” His other claim to fame was writing a classic, beautiful, and engaging autobiography, bringing to life and making accessible one of the brightest minds in science. One of…

Announcement!

The Blog “Ideas and Innovations” is changing its name! From April 28th 2007 the new name for this blog will be “Think Differently” to better reflect its focus on helping people and organisations differentiate themselves through ‘thinking differently’ from the rest – through creativity and innovation, strategy, and other tools. Thank you for your understanding…

McKinsey’s 2 Secrets of ‘Market Outperformers’

Fans of Jim Collins’ books Good to Great and Built to Last identifying top performing companies and examining their characteristics might remember that before authoring these works, Collins was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. McKinsey & Company Consulting have recently released their own research paper along the same lines as Collins’ books, analysing companies…

The Organizational Zoo

I attended a great session of the Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum today. Arthur Shelley, Global Knowledge Manager for Cadbury Schweppes, talked about his experience with knowledge communities at Cadbury Schweppes (a community of practice increased production by 20% for a product that Cadbury Schweppes can sell as much as they make of – and…

5 Tips to Thrive in The War For Talent

Bob Sutton is author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, which argues that asshole bosses in the workplace are an economic, legal and cultural liability and affect the bottom line. On his HBR blog, Bob suggests that “the war for talent is back”: publications such as The…

Quote – Tucker on Innovation

“My message to CEOs is this: You’re in an innovation arms race.” – Robert B. Tucker, author of Driving Growth Through Innovation, interviewed on the Innovation Tools Weblog

4 Common Problems in Introducing an Idea Management System

A new book on Idea Management Systems – The A to Z of Idea Management for Organizational Improvement and Innovation is to be released in early May 2007. The book notes that in implementing an Idea Management System, an organisation needs to consciously engage with and manage culture to ensure that the Idea Management System…

Building an Internal Marketplace for Ideas

An article from the New York Times reported that Rite-Solutions, a software company that builds advanced command-and-control systems for the US Navy, developed an interesting approach to Idea Management Systems by creating: . . . an internal market where any employee can propose that the company acquire a new technology, enter a new business or…

Monthly Archives: April 2007

Quote – Kleinfeld on Innovation

“You can only win the ‘war’ with ideas, not with spending cuts” – Klaus Kleinfeld, President and CEO, Siemens AG(Source: IBM Global CEO Study 2006)?

Event Announcement – Idea Management Systems

I’m going to be giving a presentation on Idea Management Systems for the Australian Computer Society, as part of the ACS “Creativity and Innovation in ICT” series, entitled “The Idea Funnel and Innovation Management Systems”. The talk is in Canberra on Tuesday May 1st, at: The Southern Cross Club,(Orion Room),Corinna Street,Woden from 6PM. If you…

A Different Box of Tools

Richard Feynman was awarded a Nobel Prize in Physics in 1965 for his “fundamental work in quantum electrodynamics, with deep-ploughing consequences for the physics of elementary particles.” His other claim to fame was writing a classic, beautiful, and engaging autobiography, bringing to life and making accessible one of the brightest minds in science. One of…

Announcement!

The Blog “Ideas and Innovations” is changing its name! From April 28th 2007 the new name for this blog will be “Think Differently” to better reflect its focus on helping people and organisations differentiate themselves through ‘thinking differently’ from the rest – through creativity and innovation, strategy, and other tools. Thank you for your understanding…

McKinsey’s 2 Secrets of ‘Market Outperformers’

Fans of Jim Collins’ books Good to Great and Built to Last identifying top performing companies and examining their characteristics might remember that before authoring these works, Collins was a consultant with McKinsey & Company. McKinsey & Company Consulting have recently released their own research paper along the same lines as Collins’ books, analysing companies…

The Organizational Zoo

I attended a great session of the Melbourne Knowledge Management Leadership Forum today. Arthur Shelley, Global Knowledge Manager for Cadbury Schweppes, talked about his experience with knowledge communities at Cadbury Schweppes (a community of practice increased production by 20% for a product that Cadbury Schweppes can sell as much as they make of – and…

5 Tips to Thrive in The War For Talent

Bob Sutton is author of The No Asshole Rule: Building a Civilized Workplace and Surviving One That Isn’t, which argues that asshole bosses in the workplace are an economic, legal and cultural liability and affect the bottom line. On his HBR blog, Bob suggests that “the war for talent is back”: publications such as The…

Quote – Tucker on Innovation

“My message to CEOs is this: You’re in an innovation arms race.” – Robert B. Tucker, author of Driving Growth Through Innovation, interviewed on the Innovation Tools Weblog

4 Common Problems in Introducing an Idea Management System

A new book on Idea Management Systems – The A to Z of Idea Management for Organizational Improvement and Innovation is to be released in early May 2007. The book notes that in implementing an Idea Management System, an organisation needs to consciously engage with and manage culture to ensure that the Idea Management System…

Building an Internal Marketplace for Ideas

An article from the New York Times reported that Rite-Solutions, a software company that builds advanced command-and-control systems for the US Navy, developed an interesting approach to Idea Management Systems by creating: . . . an internal market where any employee can propose that the company acquire a new technology, enter a new business or…