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#Service #Innovation: The Book

I was THRILLED when these five glossy paperbacks were delivered to my home a few weeks ago! Service Innovation, An eighteen month collaboration with three professors from the CTF Service Research Center at Karlstad University, Sweden, was now tangible. What was it like to collaborate on a book with researchers 6,691 km away? Continue reading

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Just Do It!

Just Do It seems the theme of product development: effectuation, agile development, probe and learn, or organic. Continue reading

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Pioneers get arrows in their backs…

Pioneers don’t always win: in fact they don’t usually win! The keys to success are luck, persistence, and continual innovation. Continue reading

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Is “Lean Startups” a misnomer?

Lean startups as Probe and Learn entrepreneurship! Continue reading

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Before “Lean Startups” there was “Probe and Learn”

The innovation process underlying lean startups, as described by Eric Ries, seems eerily similar to the Probe and Learn process described by Gary Lynn and colleagues 15 years ago. Continue reading

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Catch the Wave

How do you catch the wave of technology? Why is Apple so good at it? Ideas from effectuation, Lead Users, probe and learn are considered. Continue reading

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Innovation Week 2/19/2011: Users in innovation?

Do users have a role to play in really innovative new product development? A disccussion of pros and cons that draws on the ideas of von Hippel, Sarasvathy and others. Also discussions on the clout of Klout, and social media marketing. Continue reading

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