Tag Archive: ideas

The Art of Persuasion: Getting Buy-In For Your Ideas

A recent post Selling Your Ideas to the Entire Organization, One Person at a Time by Mahesh M Piddshetti on the Hyper Passionate Entrepreneurs blog, contained an extremely stimulating review of the book The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas. The book is about the art of persuasion: how to get…

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)?

Book Review: "Made to Stick" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Recently I posted a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , where Gladwell argued that ‘stickiness’ is a vitally important aspect of ideas becoming ‘contagious’ and spreading like viruses. I’ve recently been reading with interest Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s recently published book Made to…

5 Types of Ideas

Over again at Strategic Development consultant Helene Finidori’s blog, Helene argued this month that new, creative ideas emerge out of the context of previous thought and activity, and that rather than there being radically new ideas departing from the old there tends to be instead essentially three kinds of ideas: (i) The logical consequence of…

Kaizen, Lean Six Sigma, and Idea Management Systems

In a January 2007 paper “Driving Operational Innovation Using Lean Six Sigma,” the IBM Institute for Business Value argued that Lean Six Sigma can do more than help achieve operational excellence through improving processes: Lean Six Sigma can . . . help leaders discover innovation opportunities far beyond operations, enhance financial performance, and create organizations…

How Focused Should Idea Management Systems Be?

A recent article in the Booze Allen Hamilton strategy magazine Strategy+Business provided the following anecdote: In 1999, the appliance maker Whirlpool announced an initiative to generate innovation “from everywhere and everyone” in the company. Faced with a stagnant market, Whirlpool managers wanted fresh ideas from the company’s 68,000 employees. They got them. Before long there…

The Year of Idea Management Systems

I recently blogged about Idea Management Systems, noting some of the key issues in the design and implementation of Idea Management Systems. These points and the central importance of a well designed Idea Management Systems are reinforced in a recent Business Week article by Jeneanne Rae, which suggests that: In the annals of corporate innovation…

Idea Management Systems

A Price Waterhouse Coopers Innovation Survey of the “most senior people in the Times Top 1000 companies” found that the top performing 20% of companies responding collected and turned ideas into action through “well defined idea management processes” (an Idea Management System) that seek and gather ideas and knowledge widely from customers, suppliers, employees, other…

Tag Archive: ideas

The Art of Persuasion: Getting Buy-In For Your Ideas

A recent post Selling Your Ideas to the Entire Organization, One Person at a Time by Mahesh M Piddshetti on the Hyper Passionate Entrepreneurs blog, contained an extremely stimulating review of the book The Art of Woo: Using Strategic Persuasion to Sell Your Ideas. The book is about the art of persuasion: how to get…

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)?

Book Review: "Made to Stick" by Chip Heath and Dan Heath

Recently I posted a review of Malcolm Gladwell’s bestseller The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference , where Gladwell argued that ‘stickiness’ is a vitally important aspect of ideas becoming ‘contagious’ and spreading like viruses. I’ve recently been reading with interest Chip Heath and Dan Heath’s recently published book Made to…

5 Types of Ideas

Over again at Strategic Development consultant Helene Finidori’s blog, Helene argued this month that new, creative ideas emerge out of the context of previous thought and activity, and that rather than there being radically new ideas departing from the old there tends to be instead essentially three kinds of ideas: (i) The logical consequence of…

Kaizen, Lean Six Sigma, and Idea Management Systems

In a January 2007 paper “Driving Operational Innovation Using Lean Six Sigma,” the IBM Institute for Business Value argued that Lean Six Sigma can do more than help achieve operational excellence through improving processes: Lean Six Sigma can . . . help leaders discover innovation opportunities far beyond operations, enhance financial performance, and create organizations…

How Focused Should Idea Management Systems Be?

A recent article in the Booze Allen Hamilton strategy magazine Strategy+Business provided the following anecdote: In 1999, the appliance maker Whirlpool announced an initiative to generate innovation “from everywhere and everyone” in the company. Faced with a stagnant market, Whirlpool managers wanted fresh ideas from the company’s 68,000 employees. They got them. Before long there…

The Year of Idea Management Systems

I recently blogged about Idea Management Systems, noting some of the key issues in the design and implementation of Idea Management Systems. These points and the central importance of a well designed Idea Management Systems are reinforced in a recent Business Week article by Jeneanne Rae, which suggests that: In the annals of corporate innovation…

Idea Management Systems

A Price Waterhouse Coopers Innovation Survey of the “most senior people in the Times Top 1000 companies” found that the top performing 20% of companies responding collected and turned ideas into action through “well defined idea management processes” (an Idea Management System) that seek and gather ideas and knowledge widely from customers, suppliers, employees, other…