Friday, December 2, 2016

The New Book “Unpuzzling Innovation” Quote Collection I

Creativity can manifest in a collective environment.

Digital is the age of innovation. And innovation is what leads to differentiation. There are many ways to differentiate and, therefore, there are many ways to pursue innovation. The purpose of the book “Unpuzzling Innovation - Mastering Innovation Management in a Structural Way“ is to demystify innovation puzzle in a structural way. Innovation is the process which can be classified scientifically and managed dynamically. Innovation is neither serendipity nor status quo, it needs to break some outdated rules, builds digital principles, and takes a systematic approach with robust, but not overly rigid processes to implement it. Digital innovators are the “whole-brainers” who present leadership skills and multidimensional intelligence, to mastering the “art of possible.” Creativity is simply about connecting the dots, the difference between innovation and creativity is implementation. It’s important to develop a set of best/next practices to manage digital innovation continuum effectively. It’s also critical to understand the paradox of innovation and strike the right balance between ideation and execution part of the innovation process and management. Innovation journey is thorny, be cautious about gaps and pitfalls on the way, to improve innovation success rate and measure it in the right way.

1 Digital innovation is a dynamic storybook that has intricate chapters, with a serendipitous cover, which can be flipped over to the next level, but it is a book that never ends.
2 The innovation classification is not just based on the required investments, or on the potential market, but on its evolution abilities.
3 Innovation is a question of ambition, and imagination, not a question of investment only.
Innovation means something new and valuable. Innovation is relative and has a context.
4 You cannot “disrupt” without incremental innovation being part of the process.
5 The very nature of open innovation is to take advantage of all sources of creativity in a more open way and make a leap of innovation management to the next level.
6 The mindset, vision, competency, capability, culture, and marketing opportunity are all great starting point for business model innovation.
7 The design does need more recognition as thinking and problem-solving process, maybe even a strategic differentiator.
8. Management innovation has both hard elements such as process and metrics; and soft elements such as communication and culture.
9 Hire mindset, build capability, and harness creativity.
10 The best way to foster creativity is to help people communicate in a way that instills confidence, not fear.
11The exercise of blending people’s problem-solving abilities to produce the desired outcome is a worthwhile thing to do.
12 An innovation ecosystem is a systematic innovation methodological environment or a sort of innovation philosophy.
13 Being innovative is more important than any specific innovation. Innovativeness is a way of thinking.
14 Businesses need the well-defined set of guidelines and rules for managing innovation risks in a structural way.
15 Build a heterogeneous team to close three gaps in innovation management - idea gaps, collaboration gaps, and implementation gaps.
16 Creativity is an inherent ability that cannot be taught, only developed.
17 Innovation comes from the Latin, “Innovare” - It means to change or alter things that already exist.
18 Create and nurture an environment in your organization where curiosity is encouraged, and creative thinking is rewarded.
19 The solution to encourage creativity is to maximize use of employees’ brainpower.
20 You can feel creative tension when you sense the freedom to be creative, the harmony not via compliance only, but through brainstorming.
21 Always dig through the thoughts underneath the words, and be authentic of being who you are.
22 Creativity is a flow, an abstract and an imagination.
23 Innovators find more viewing spots than the rest.
24 Creativity is a high level of thinking and intelligence.
25 An innovator has an obligation to her vision, to be authentic and to think strategically.
26 Yo cannot make omelets without breaking some eggs. You cannot be truly innovative without breaking some outdated rules.
27 Innovative leaders today are digital conductors, problem-solvers, and culture influencers.
28 Innovative thinkers are explorers and synthesizers of new world views or future views of the world.
29 Creative leadership can be described as “Adaptability meets agility,” and “Innovation meets Principles. “
30 Innovation journey is like taking a hiking trip at the trail very few or even no people ever went before, it takes courage and emotional maturity.
31 Innovation is to connect the dots - synthesizing that goes in one mind, and teamwork through collective insight.
32 It takes an innovative adventure to grow one from good to great.
33 Innovators think differently via nonlinear or different angles.

"Unpuzzling Innovation" Book Quotes Collection I
"Unpuzzling Innovation" Book Quotes Collection II


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