Post Tagged with: "business innovation"

Business Innovation From Those Nonsense 2015 Predictions?

By surveying 15 highest-ranked 2015 prediction posts, we found how to improve business performance in 2015 for business innovation success.


Innovation Process: Story Listening for Great Products

Why should small business innovation start with story listening?  After all, this is the day of social media, online customer surveys and big data-powered business analytics. Dare we remind ourselves that we can still talk with individual customers?   There’s a skill to it, and a unique payoff.  It’s a […]


Imagineering for Business Innovation

  We’re going to supercharge our business innovation process using an old word: “imagineering”.  Why?  Because it describes, so well, something great innovators rely on and  fall back on when every solution seems too expensive.  Here’s a definition of imagineering from Alcoa, the originators of the term: “Imagineering is letting […]


Business Experiment or Business Play? Let’s Do it Right.

When its time to for business innovation, for performance improvement, for quality improvement… here’s a how-to and innovation management plan.


Business Innovation Sweetspots: 5 Places, 5 Qualities… and 8 Truths

There is not just one place where business innovation can thrive.  But some places are better than others. Innovation on the Factory Floor At Toyota’s Georgetown, Kentucky car factory there’s an empty space the size of a basketball court where Top Coat Booth C used to be.  In Booth C, […]


Business Innovation from Senior Entrepreneurs? Yes!

Today I experimented; I Googled “Senior Entrepreneurs” and “Innovation” together.  0.44 seconds later I had 369 results.  Just 369. We are very busy talking about the surge in senior entrepreneurs.  Innovation is one of today’s most-discussed topics.  But there is almost no one discussing business innovation via seniors.  Doesn’t that […]


Preparing Small Business for Economic Hard Times

It’s time to prepare our businesses for the half-chance that the stagnating U.S. economy is wallowing into recession. Here’s how I recommend we do it this time around.


Business Performance Improvement: Wisdom from Three Continents

Every business person wants to make their business better; here’s wisdom about business performance improvement from business people on three continents. This is one of those rare posts I can recommend to everyone; businesses large and small, owners and employees, to improve both products and services. And, although each technique has […]


Business Innovation: Survival and Success for Springfield Remanufacturing

Occasionally I hear about a good business and good business person in the same breath; Springfield Remanufacturing is one of those good businesses, and Jack Stack is one of those good business people. For today’s business world, the intertwined story of Springfield Remanufacturing and Jack Stack is uniquely important.  Today […]