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If innovation has become a word that is met with a lack of enthusiasm, this article from Kaihan Krippendorff may inject fresh inspiration and motivation. People talk about innovation a lot… but often in the conversation around innovation, there isn’t an innovation strategy. If there’s a semblance of an innovation strategy, it’s not often clearly […]

Shelli Baltman shares an article on exploring how to unlock the creative potential of the next generation of innovators. Our mission at The Idea Suite is to unlock the creative potential of people and businesses through innovation – but that mission goes beyond just business, and the day to day work of our company. We […]

Robyn Bolton shares an insightful article on the importance of developing psychological safety in innovation and how to foster it. “Why doesn’t anyone bring me ideas?” “Why doesn’t anyone ask questions during my meetings?” “How can I get people to challenge my ideas?” If you have asked any of these questions, you are not alone. […]

Stephen Wunker shares a paper he co-wrote with Charlotte Desprat, and Jennifer Law that identifies five key principles learned during COVID to improve innovation strength. We are all innovators now. As the pandemic slowly wanes, we can look back on the last year and a half knowing that we have discovered innovation muscles that we […]

Robyn Bolton tackles common resource allocation mistakes and explains how to avoid them. You know that to deliver today’s business and achieve tomorrow’s goals, you need a portfolio of projects that improve your existing operations and a portfolio of innovation projects. You also know that to max out your odds of hitting tomorrow’s goals, you […]

In this article, Robyn Bolton guides the pursuit of innovation through various storms. Everyone knows about brainstorms but did you know there are three other types of storms that can blow you to your innovation destination? Questionstorms First introduced in The Innovator’s DNA, these storms happen at the start of an innovation effort and seek […]

Robyn Bolton shares a post on where innovation happens and why. “Innovation happens in the gaps.” It’s a statement so simple yet so profound that as soon as my client said it, I wrote it down.*  It’s not sexy to innovate in the gaps.  Most people and companies believe that innovation must be something entirely […]


Robyn Bolton shares a well-balanced post that explains why 95% of new products fail and how to do the right things in the right ways at the right times to ensure success.  Most people know that 95% of new products fail within three years of launch.  It’s often cited as evidence of big companies’ inability […]

  Robyn Bolton reflects on lessons learned as a child that she brings into her field to help problems solve and drive innovation.  Innovation is all about embracing the AND. Creativity AND Analysis Imagination AND Practicality Envisioned Future AND Lived Reality Looking back, I realize that much of my childhood was also about embracing the […]

  Robyn M. Bolton makes a poignant observation on the popular approach to innovation and provides a few tips on how to punch out of the proverbial box.  The definition of insanity is repeating the same actions over and over again and expecting different results.” This quote, often (wrongly) attributed to Albert Einstein, is a […]