Greetings! A lot of time and resources are being dedicated to identifying innovative ways to make football safer for its players. While this is worthwhile, I feel the solution to substantially reduce football head injuries could be a lot simpler.

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Innovation should be more about people anyway

Greetings! In principle, networked innovation web portals are a great concept. They are provide corporations that use them a highly efficientvehicle for facilitating the processing of inbound technology and innovation submissions. That said, they are sorely lacking in a number of key aspects that significantly limit their utility and value. And the sad thing is, the companies that use them, likely don't even realize it. They probably only know that they currently aren't deriving much value from them. What are they lacking? The human touch.

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They're pretty darn good if you don't think about them too hard.

Greetings! Like most entrepreneurs, I am always seeking ways to grow my business. With this in mind, I have come up with a number of can't-miss business building ideas.

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My 5 Sure-Fire Business Building Ideas I have come up with a number of can't-miss business building ideas. Here they are:

Thinking in analogies expands available solution options

Greetings! If you're in new product development, I've got some bad news for you...and some good news. Which of these would you like to learn first?

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Got a Problem?

Why wait to find out?

Greetings! This week, we discuss a common challenge faced by new product development program managers. We also cover how to ensure that your team can avoid expensive delays when this problem arises.

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Proper problem definition is key to any successful problem solving effort

Greetings! In speaking with prospective clients, I routinely ask them, "What would help look like to you?". This seemingly innocuous question is actually critical, and should be at the core of any problem solving exercise as it sparks discussion regarding the problem description.

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Greetings! I know what my hot buttons are. Do you know yours? It's important in our personal and professional lives that we recognize these and are able to react sensibly instead of impulsively when they're pressed.

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The Emotionally Intelligent Innovator: Dealing With Hot Buttons

You know what I mean?

Greetings! A common and familiar idiomatic expression, "A picture is worth a thousand words" is very applicable to situations where a visual image can rescue complex communications that words can't easily capture. This phrase is fully applicable to the field of external innovation.

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External Innovation:

It's a very good question!

Greetings!

Online crowdfunding websites such as Kickstarter and Indiegogo can be great sources of creative inspiration for new product development...if you know how to apply them.

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That is the question.

Greetings!

This is a pretty common question. Like many questions, the answer is...it depends.

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Greetings!

To achieve success innovators must persevere despite obstacles and repeated rejections. Also true: success will elude the intellectually arrogant.

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Intellectual Arrogance and Innovation Don't Mix (The following account has been disguised to protect identities).

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It seems that every other week conference organizers invite me to sponsor their upcoming event. Thus far, I have politely declined each time. I strongly suspect that beyond generating some awareness this type of spend would not make good business sense. While we make many decisions based on judgment, perhaps we should subject this one to a more rigorous consideration. (Manufacturers can apply this same thinking to the question of whether or not to sponsor a trade show booth, a decision which for many companies has become almost reflexive).

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