As we come to the end of 2016, it is a good time to look back and review the year. Let us take a moment to review what you were able to get from my blog and website this year. These should help you develop a better innovation agenda in 2017.
We crossed several milestones in our quest for ways to help you become a more powerful innovator. The three major milestones in this direction in 2016 were:
1. The Innovation Muse Podcast:
You got access to The Innovation Muse Podcast this year. My aim is to share what I have learned about innovation, strategy, and business with you. In the process, I hope to educate and inspire you to become a more effective innovator. We just finished season 1 of this podcast. It was dedicated to disruption. Those who have been listening to it know that it allows your to learn disruption in just 4 hours of audio.
2. Innovation Quick bites
You also received a new resource called Innovation Quick Bites on my blog. These are small posters that help you learn one concept on innovation in a matter of 15 seconds or so.
We live in a fast-moving world where attention spans are becoming shorter. But shorter attention spans, a faster pace of life, and gazillion things grabbing our attention should not be an excuse to take your eyes off the ball. If you want to be a powerful innovator and a successful business leader, you have to learn every day. Even when you are really busy, you can take 15 seconds to continue your learning journey.
By spending just 15 seconds a day, one should be able to get something new on innovation. This is the mission of innovation quick bites.
3. A Sixty-Minute Guide to Disruption
Above all else, you received a pre-release copy of my latest book: A sixty-minute guide to disruption. More than 5000 copies of the book were downloaded in just a few weeks. I loved your feedback and suggestions to make the book even better. I am revising it using your feedback.
I look forward to 2017 with a lot of excitement as I have a lot more planned for you on my site. As always, I look love hearing from you. Please keep your emails and suggestions coming.
2016 Best Innovation Articles
I am taking this opportunity to list the top 10 most popular blog posts on my blog in 2016. These were the most read articles. As I reviewed this list, it occurred to me that they can help you build a better innovation agenda in 2017. And this is why I am sharing this list.
Innovation literature has developed many innovation typologies. This post introduced ten different types of innovation typologies in the research literature. They should help you choose new kinds of innovations to work on in 2017.
You will be a better innovator if you leverage your intrinsic innovation styles. This post differentiates between hunter and gatherer innovators. It also gives you pointers to help you know which kind of an innovator you are.
In this age of disruption, firms face many external challenges. But the biggest challenge every manager faces is an internal one. My book the Dark side of innovation explained how internal cognitive challenges are a major driver of disruption. I termed such innovations as the dark side of innovation. This post points you to some of the key lessons in my previous book The Dark Side of Innovation.
Most people think of disruption as a binary event – either a firm gets disrupted or not. This post nudges managers to go from a binary thinking on disruption to a more nuanced reflection. It makes the case that binary thinking makes you more prone to mistakes.
The world needs innovators and you are being called upon to step into the shoes of an innovator. It is a source of meaning for you and an opportunity for you to contribute to the world. This post explains why your goal must be to become a better innovator.
Personal transformation is one of the most exciting things to go through. It is almost like a rebirth. But how do people go through a personal transformation? All personal transformations take place using one of these three routes. Find out what they are and how you can take your next step in personals transformation today.
Although innovation is a buzzword in business, this article explains what it really means. It also helps you understand that no matter what your job, you can be a successful innovator.
Innovation strategy is a critical driver of innovation success for any business. But most firms use emergent innovation strategies to drive innovation. This article explains the five logics that drive emergent innovation strategies.
This post became really popular when I shared it earlier in the year. It narrates a scary story of disruption that explains how even a small peripheral firms can destroy your business. But more importantly, it shows how you can ride the wave of disruption to go from obscurity to fame.
This article clarifies the meaning of disruption. It also explains how it differs from disruptive innovation and disruptive technologies.
I hope you find it helpful to review these posts at a time when you develop your innovation agenda for the coming year.