Top 10 Innovation Articles – April 2012

Every day, we search the Internet for the best articles and advice on innovation, which we share with our followers and fans on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook. Below are the best innovation articles we found last month. Feel free to add to the list in the comments.

Top 10 Innovation Articles for April 2012The Challenges for Developing Innovation in the Middle East
How technological ‘leapfrogging’ allows developing countries quickly build innovation abilities

What It Takes To Innovate: Wrong-Thinking, Tinkering & Intuiting
Why inventors throughout history don’t mind failing – and trying again

Inside Amazon’s Idea Machine: How Bezos Decodes The Customer
Amazon’s incredible business model transformation

How to Create the Next Silicon Valley
Conditions that contribute to a regional center of innovation

10 Tips for Successful Innovation Teams
A talent management roadmap for high-performance innovation teams

The Secret to Keeping Your Company Alive
Clayton Christensen and Hal Gregersen on how the most innovative companies in the world keep #innovation alive

When It’s Time to Throw Out Your Business Plan
5 tips for innovating your business model

Go Innovate on the Periphery
Spotting trends and innovating in adjacent markets

4 Ways To Keep Great Ideas From Getting Stuck In The Pipeline
How great innovation organizations deal with the “pipeline paradox”

When Will this Low-Innovation Internet Era End?
Why we’re living in an age of low #innovation despite all the advances in technology

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Top 10 Innovation Articles – March 2012

With so much attention on innovation these days, it’s easy to find articles and blog posts on the topic. What’s harder to find is valuable information on innovation that sheds new light on the subject, educates or inspires. With this in mind, Innovation 360 would like to offer a monthly round-up of the best innovation articles we have come across.

Top 10 Innovation Articles - March 2012Below you’ll find 10 innovation articles from March that are worth a read (listed in date order starting with the most recent). If you know of an article or post we missed, feel free to add it in the comments.

Has Innovation Lost Its Meaning?
Percolate’s Noah Brier on the true definition of innovation.

Boosting Personal Innovation Capacity–Iterate!
Why iterative thinking is key for innovation.

The Five Personalities of Innovators
Research shows five different types of innovation personalities.

How to Get Rid of Old Ideas?
Tips for shedding old ideas to make room for fresh insights.

What is Innovation Governance?
A discussion of different models and which ones seem to be the most effective.

Accelerating Innovation in Lebanon
How Lebanon is accelerating innovation using startup incubators.

Disrupting the Public Sector
Why governments don’t do disruptive innovation – and how to change that.

The New Rules Of Innovation
Why world-changing innovation is not going to come from where we expect it.

Is Your Culture Kryptonite for Innovators?
How the wrong type of organizational culture can cripple innovation.

Three Innovation Drivers for Small Businesses
How SMEs innovate, based on research from Intuit.

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