Sunday, December 4, 2016

The New Book “Unpuzzling Innovation” Quote Collection III

Innovation is expedited to adapt to the increasing speed of changes.

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 Innovation is neither serendipity nor status quo, it needs to break some outdated rules, builds digital principles, and takes a systematic approach with robust, but not overly rigid processes to implement it.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.

55 The purpose of Innovation Management is not to promote innovation, but to manage innovation as a process.
56 Innovativeness is absolutely a mindset.
57 The business innovation success is not always proportional with how much money you pour in.
58 Breaking rules is indeed an important part of creativity.
59 Prioritization needs to provide a framework for focusing on creativity.
60 Creativity is an outcome of a deep understanding of the patterns of thinking that underlies Systems Thinking.
61 Someone obviously needs to innovate otherwise the world will come to a standstill.
62 Agile stifles innovation when stakeholders dictate “how,” and not get “why,” and “what.”
63 Innovation per se is like composing a symphony, lots of planning, but the music will come from the musicians, not the director.
64 Innovation fails because everyone is talking about it instead of doing it collaboratively.
65 Innovation is the sustainable and scalable way that can be learned and practiced.
66 The success of innovation management is never an accident; it is a thought-out planning and seamless execution.
67 Bridging innovation gaps is a strategic imperative for business execution.
68 It is worth the effort to break down silos, get out of comfort zone, and prepare the future proactively, in order for individuals and businesses to reach digital premium and maturity.
69 The search for the key to the “sustainable innovation holy grail” requires a specific understanding of innovators’ motivation.
70 A good innovation shouldn’t be just the serendipity; and a bad innovation needs to become a learning lessons.
71 Creativity is the innate ability to envisioning, problem-solving and path discovery.
72 The innovative attitude should be fearless to change the experiment, but be paranoid to avoid unnecessary mistakes or take a calculated risk.
73 The measures should be oriented to justify innovations the organization needs.
74 It takes innovation to measure innovation performance.
75 See through innovators from the heart and mind.
76 KPIs are critical to the test-and-learn process.
77 KPIs are the best tools available for innovation managers that wish to promote continuous innovation within any organizations.
78 Take calculated risks, and reward innovators.
79 The goal of innovation measurement is to not only do thing right but do the right things and continuously improve doing that.
80 Make the innovation process as visible, company-wide, as possible, but not too rigid.
81 Innovation management assessment and measurement is both art and science.
82 Innovation must be part of the organization’s DNA -culture.
83 Innovation = Idea executed to produce value.

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


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