Practice of Innovation

"The way we work is our most important innovation." Observations by Curtis R. Carlson

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3 Rules for Interdisciplinary R&D

Practices to Profoundly Improve Performance Note: this is from a YouTube I posted under Innovation for Impact (i4i), Curt Carlson Hi, Curt Carlson here with my value creation tip for the week.  I want to talk about a very important issue that can profoundly impact the prosperity of the United States — and the world. That is, how we can become much better at conducting interdisciplinary research, which is the.. Read More

What is Agile?

A Family of Different Value-Creation Methods If you are like me, you are likely confused by all the different forms of Agile, Lean, SCRUM, Lean Startup, I-Corps, Waterfall, Six Sigma, and Funnel.  Then, after you figure that out, the next questions are to understand what method to use in a given situation?  Here are some thoughts on those questions. I gave an online speech this week, Innovation for Impact, at.. Read More

Innovation for Impact (i4i)

Properties of an i4i Enterprise My friend Steve Denning wrote a paper that describes some of the characteristics of an Agile enterprise.  Agile is a popular methodology that Steve writes about at Forbes almost every week.  He asked me how I would define an enterprise using our Innovation for Impact (i4i) methodology.  As I have written about here, an early version of i4i was used to create HDTV, Siri (now.. Read More

NABC Value Propositions

A Process for Systematic Innovative Success Here is a podcast with Hunter Hastings from the Mises Institute where we discuss the fundamentals of value creation.  Below is an introduction to the webcast and a graphic for NABC value propositions.  As I describe, the four NABC elements are the starting point for all new innovations.  If you cannot address all four, you have still not figured out what to do next. 

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