Category: Think Future

Get Lucky to Innovate In earlier posts, I talked about luck, and how luck plays a huge role in success. While many people talk about persistence and hard work as the key to success, there are plenty of hard working persistent people who never succeed. Almost every super successful person, from Elon Musk to Mark…

To Innovate and Disrupt, Stay Creepy My Friends

Sometimes, Creepy Is Good At a patent development ideation session the other day, where we were developing interesting new forward thinking disruptive ideas, someone used the “creepy” to describe one of the ideas. When words like creepy come into the conversation, then you know you are making good progress coming up with something disruptive. When…

Innovation Programs Lead To Greater Employee Engagement Almost everyone has heard of the Hawthorne Effect, even if you may not know the specific name. It’s a study that you typically hear about from consultants, leadership coaches and motivational speakers on improving productivity. In short, the Hawthorne Effect was a named after the increase in the…

Innovation is Evolution

All Things Need Evolution to Live and Grow Many companies feel that innovation programs, innovation labs, and other innovation initiatives are great in good times, but are superfluous in tough times. The number of times I’ve heard that firms are axing or “re-purposing” their innovation personnel to work on “core product” or “core services” when…

Chris joins Alistair Schneider of Startups Innovation for a wide-ranging discussion on a number of topics: This video is brought to you by Startupsinnovation. A cool site that helps you learn about the disruption, innovation, entrepreneurship, and intrapreneurship (Basically how to survive in this ever changing world ? Topics Covered About Chris Kalaboukis and hHellofuture His…

Book available here: http://amzn.to/29q9ZsK This episode: Legal You need to consult with legal on two fronts. One, you have to ensure that whoever will join the program has properly agreed to give up their rights to any intellectual property that they generate for the program. Most employees have already done this, (it’s typically handled by…

You Need Both To Be Productive and Creative

Is there a role for both Order and Chaos in your organization? I’ve been reading a lot lately about creativity, innovation, and productivity and the effectiveness of teams, and their environments, and I think I’ve come to some interesting conclusions. Depending on the outcome that you are looking for, you need to revise and adjust…

Are We Seeing The End Of Employees?

What does the employee of the future look like? There’s been a recent article in The Wall Street Journal which I tweeted out to my followers the other day about the future of employees. I thought was an interesting article because I’ve said since 2002 that the nature of employment is changing from the old…