Posted by Jim Klaas on November 17, 2013

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Dr Claude LeGrande of Ideation recently explained it to me:
He said innovation is not an activity. It is the result of an activity. The process is called innovating. So we need to learn innovating if we want innovation.

Everyone wants innovation, he continued, but no one knows how to do it.
And I would add, we especially like innovation if we don’t have to change anything.
He cautioned us against the use of plastic words, words that we can make mean anything we want.
We need to work on the action verb (innovating) if we want to result (innovation). It is not just a wish or using catchphrases.

He has some excellent tips for innovative thinking on his website:

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