There are two kinds of people: those who accept the world the way it is, and those who attempt to change it. Innovators, of course, belong to the latter category. We see problems as opportunities, failures as lessons, and a sky with no limit. Our featured video this month is an amazing compilation from Changemakrs.com that celebrates innovators, and inspires us to continue the quest to make the world (and beyond) a better place.
Below are the best innovation articles we found for July and August 2012. As always, feel free to share your favorite articles, posts and videos in the comments.
How to Make Business Model Innovation Happen
A framework, process and overview of tools for Business Model Innovation.
How “Toggle” Worked Its Way Through AT&T’s Innovation Pipeline And Into Cell Phones
AT&T’s innovation system brings smart products to market, shares success with employees who created them.
The Five Senses of Innovation
How to tell if someone is innovative? Check their senses.
Social Entrepreneurship & Social Innovation: Not the Same Thing
Four reasons why social entrepreneurs are significantly different than nonprofit social innovators.
Please, No Innovation
How to build innovation into a consistent competency for your organization.
Zombie Innovation: How to Get New Life From Dead Ideas
How to use old ideas from your business’s past to spark new innovation.
Innovation Isn’t About New Products, It’s About Changing Behavior
Companies are not so much in the business of what we buy, but the way we act.
Fund the Future, Not the Past
A primer on the America Innovates Act and how it could better serve entrepreneurs.
Stop Slamming the Door on Innovation
How to overcome the built-in brain patterns that lead us to automatically reject anything new.