A critical aspect of innovation management is the formation of new teams. Check out this excellent piece from MIT’s Human Resources group summarizing Bruce Tuckman’s framework of Forming, Storming, Norming and Performing. Copied in below for posterity:: Using the Stages … Continue reading the stages of team development
I love this simple framework attributed to DJ Patil, U.S. Chief Data Scientist during the Obama Administration: This hits the fundamentals of lean and agile. Of course, the important thing to remember about innovation management is that this needs to … Continue reading innovation framework
A recurring challenge in innovation process management is interfacing with stakeholders who have various levels of risk aversion and either a generative (creative) mindset or an analytical (deductive) mindset. This is sometimes dumbed-down to a binary of “creatives” vs “bean … Continue reading the innovation attitude matrix
Many professionals working on B2B innovation projects lump together a broad range of the promotional activities necessary to launch their innovation under the generic concept of “MARKETING” – which creates tremendous confusion when trying to properly derisk and scope the … Continue reading innovation management: marketing vs product marketing vs sales communications
Professor Deborah Dougherty at Rutgers Business School produced a wonderfully concise overview video explaining the concept of innovation management. What is “innovation management” you ask? Included with the video description is an elegantly succinct summary: “Innovation entails integrating technologies and … Continue reading innovation management by deborah dougherty
In watching the terrific online class “Leading Like a Futurist” by Lisa Kay Solomon on LinkedIn Learning, I came across this great concept for a “cone of possibility” that diagrams the ability to see multiple futures – such a key … Continue reading cone of possibility
Youtube channel Everyday Astronaut just scored an amazing interview with Elon Musk at SpaceX’s Boca Chica development site, where SpaceX is rapidly – and I do mean RAPIDLY – iterating their Starship rocket development program. During the video, Elon laid … Continue reading elon musk’s 5 step R&D strategy
I came across this phenomenal discussion on leadership between Toto Wolff and Vinod Kumar. Some superbly instructive advice on driving high performance teams while maintaining innovation. I took notes on several key sections, see below. Wolff: “…being happy and cheering … Continue reading leadership lessons with toto wolff and vinod kumar
Delivering new-to-the-world product concepts to market – the key value-add and reason-for-being for many organizations – is an elusive process to manage. The challenges of driving meaningful, profitable innovation programs are numerous. In particular, a paradox seems to exist where … Continue reading what’s the value of innovation management?
A very special piece for you today: To celebrate Lucept’s 1,000th post exploring the future of architectural lighting, let’s momentarily turn our gaze from the future to appreciate one of the most consequential innovations to impact not only lighting, but … Continue reading lucept’s 1,000th blog post: an interview with george craford
Wow! I missed a big anniversary. Oops! Back in July, Lucept turned 10 years old! A fun little hobby blog looking at the incredibly specific and nerdy topic of “future trends in architectural lighting” has nevertheless accumulated 903 posts, 128,356 … Continue reading lucept is 10 years old!
Corning’s “A Day Made of Glass” was launched in 2011, depicting a very futuristic view of a world were nearly every surface is a portal to the digital world. I posted about it about in 2013, but I didn’t realize the … Continue reading corning’s “a day made of glass” has had tremendous impact