Tag Archive | "Innovation Management"

IAM Talking: Innovation Stalled? Meet The 90% Rule, An Interview with Ken Tencer from Spyder Works

April 25, 2011 2 comments

Today, the topic is about redefining innovation – Hint: You’re not starting from Ground Zero. Welcome to IAM Talking, a periodic podcast interview series, with your host, Dan Keldsen, Chief Innovation Officer at Information Architected, Inc. (IAI). Today IAM Talking with Ken Tencer, the CEO of Spyder Works Inc. and co-author of the book “The […]

Innovation Wars and TRIZ – Who’s Winning?

January 18, 2011 3 comments

Editor’s Note: This post is a featured guest post by one of our IAI University Partners, Dr. Ellen Domb from the PQR Group. Stop the Innovation Wars is the attention-getting title of a Harvard Business Review article published last year, attempting to generate controversy in the business world. The article is written by Vijay Govindarajan […]

Ignoring the World?

December 2, 2010 No comments yet

Recently, Robin Bew, Chief Economist in the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), the research division of The Economist magazine, posted the results of an EIU survey of large businesses. With such a complex system as the world economy, I always have my doubts as to how useful research like this is, but an interesting statistic called […]

Using TRIZ to Sell Innovations

September 15, 2010 No comments yet

Editor’s Note: This post is a featured guest post by one of our IAI University Partners, Ellen Domb from the PQR Group. TRIZ and QFD (Quality Function Deployment) usually focus on understanding a customer, and either improving a product or service to make it better for that customer, or keeping it the same for the […]

What is TRIZ? (Hint – It’s an Innovation Toolkit You Can’t Afford to Ignore)

August 23, 2010 6 comments

Editor’s Note: This post is a featured guest post by one of our IAI University Partners, Dr. Ellen Domb (PhD) from the PQR Group, and originally co-written by Ellen Domb with Katie Barry, editor of RealInnovation.com, and Michael S. Slocum, PhD, Principal of The Inventioneering Company. What Is TRIZ? Projects of all kinds frequently reach […]

IAM Alert: Adobe to Acquire Day Software for $240 Million USD

August 2, 2010 No comments yet

Information Architected Market Alert (IAM Alert): On July 28th, 2010, Adobe announced it’s intention to acquire Switzerland-based Day Software for approximately $240 Million USD. (see press release from Adobe) The Past, Present and Future of Adobe With the acquisition of Day Software (highly scalable, standards and open source-oriented [not as deployment/sales model, but as underpinnings]), […]

IAM Talking: Taking Open Innovation to a Global Organization – With Jon Bidwell, Chief Innovation Officer for Chubb & Son

August 2, 2010 2 comments

Welcome to IAM Talking, a periodic podcast interview series, with your host, Dan Keldsen, Co-founder and Principal Consultant at Information Architected, Inc. (IAI). Today, the topic is Taking Open Innovation to a Global Organization. In this episode, I am interviewing Jon Bidwell, the Chief Innovation Officer for Chubb & Son. Mr. Bidwell is currently responsible […]

IAM Talking: Business Model Innovation – White Space and You – With Mark Johnson, Author of Seizing the White Space

May 14, 2010 3 comments

Welcome to IAM Talking, a periodic podcast interview series, with your host, Dan Keldsen, Co-founder and Principal at Information Architected. Today, the topic is Business Model Innovation – White Space and You. In this episode, I am interviewing Mark Johnson, the author of a new book, Seizing the White Space: Business Model Innovation for Growth […]

Holy Crap – Now That’s Innovation

April 22, 2010 No comments yet

Look around – is there waste in your organization? Is it time, paper, bits of plastic, scraps of wood, nuclear active material …? Of course there is waste , and often projects are focused on eliminating or minimizing waste – of all kinds. What do you do with it? Carefully dispose of it? Recycle? How […]

Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader?

March 31, 2010 No comments yet

Have you ever watched the TV show, Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader? Adults subject themselves to humiliation – demonstrating how their intelligence – measured by their ability to answer questions on a variety of topics, does not match that of a group of 5th graders.  Well, last Saturday I witnessed something even far […]

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