I've been involved in an extended project on innovation, sponsored by Schulich Executive Education Centre, part of the Schulich School of Business at York University. The reports -- which are free -- are summaries of conversations of people like you on topics related to innovation, and include a large number of very cool quotes that I think you'll relate to. Keep reading to download the reports, learn more about the upcoming book, and add your point of view on innovation.
Download the Reports
February 2007: Leading Innovation: Tangible Tactics Download tangible_tactics_feb0707.pdf
January 2007: Leading Innovation: Change and Sustainability Download change_sustainabilityjan24_07.pdf
November 2006: Commercializing Innovation: From Incremental to Monumental Download Commercializing-Nov-21-06.pdf
October 2006: Innovation in Marketing: Customer Insight at the Core Download marketingcustomer_insight.pdf
May 2006: Managing Innovation: Leveraging the CFO Function Download Leveraging_the_CFO.pdf
April 2006: Leading Innovation: Get Comfortable Failing Download get_comfortable_failing.pdf
March 2006: Innovation Management: From Talk to Action Download from_talk_to_action.pdf
February 2006: Innovation Management: Policy Buzzword or Critical Success Factor? Download buzzword_or_success_factor.pdf
July 2005: Creating the Conditions for Success Download creating_conditions_for_success.pdf
The total of all the research, including the roundtables reported above, as well as an online roundtable and some additional interviews and secondary research, will be compiled into a book that will be published by Schulich Executive Education later this year. [As soon as I get it done, basically!] People have really loved having a lot of extended verbatim stories and quotes from real people, so there will be lots of that.
Add your ideas
To add your own wisdom, insight, or personal learning to this project, please complete the sentence below as a comment. [We don't attribute quotes without permission. And thank you -- this project would never have worked without hundreds of people just like you.]
One thing I've learned about innovation from my own personal experience is...